Yulia Senyukova

Chief Choirmaster
Yulia Senyukova

She graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory in 2001 with a degree in choral conducting. In 1999–2001, she was a choirmaster of Tevlin’s Chamber Choir and, simultaneously, she worked for the Young Actor Musical Theatre of Moscow. In 2001–2003, she acted as a choirmaster of the Natalia Sats Musical Theatre for Children.

Yulia Senyukova joined the Novaya Opera in October 2003. She has led the choir in preparing Verdi’s /Quattro Pezzi Sacri/, a concert of Theodorakis’s compositions, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Fauré’s Requiem, Britten’s War Requiem, Puccini’s mass Gloria, Jenkins’s Adiemus, Prokofiev’s cantata Alexander Nevsky, Shostakovich’s Stepan Razin's Execution, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms, Webber's Requiem, Penderecki’s St. Luke Passion (the Russian premiere) and operas in concert: Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, Verdi’s Aida, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Dvorak’s The Mermaid, Puccini’s Il Tabarro, and Ibert’s Persee et Andromede. Yulia Senyukova is a choirmaster in the following productions: Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and Cenerentola, Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, Verdi’s Nabucco, Wagner’s Lohengrin and Tristan und Isolde, Strauss’s Capriccio, Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette and Faust, Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortileges, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. An Opera, Nyman and Purcell's Dido, Prokofiev’s Maddalena and Shostakovich’s The Gamblers, Weinberg’s The Passenger, Martynov's The School for Wives. Yulia trains young choral artists to be able to perform in current productions.

Yulia Senyukova devotes much of her time to the Chamber Choir of the Novaya Opera. In this “choral laboratory” Yulia Senyukova and her colleagues, director Alexey Veiro and designer Etel Ioshpa, have staged experimental choral productions: The Ebony (based on spirituals),The Ivory (based on Renaissance secular music) and Shatkovskaya-Eisenberg's choral opera The Red (Dreams of the Deceased about Spain), which make a triptych studying people who are different.

Since 2017 Yulia has been the Novaya Opera's Chief Choirmaster.


Puccini's Madama Butterfly — Chief Choirmaster
The Intimate Diary(scenic fantasia) — Choirmaster
Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro — Choirmaster
Stravinsky. Babel(mystery play) — Choirmaster
The Ebony(Chamber Choir Concert) — Choirmaster
The Ivory(Chamber Choir Concert) — Choirmaster
Strauss's Capriccio Choirmaster
Verdi's Aida Choirmaster
Shatkovskaya-Eisenberg's The Red— Choirmaster
Wagner's Tristan und Isolde — Choirmaster
Gounod's Faust Choirmaster
Shostakovich's The Gamblers  — Choirmaster
O Mozart! Mozart… (Requiem) — Choirmaster
Puccini's La bohème — Choirmaster
Gounod's Romeo et Juliette — Choirmaster
Borodin's Prince Igor — Choirmaster
Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore — Choirmaster
Rossini's La Cenerentola — Choirmaster
Orff's Carmina Burana — Choirmaster
Michael Nyman and Henry Purcell's DIDO Choirmaster
Weinberg's The Passenger — Choirmaster
Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor — Choirmaster
Humperdinck's The Gingerbread House, or Hänsel und Gretel — Choirmaster
Wagner's Lohengrin Choirmaster
Shelygin's The Toy Seller  Choirmaster
Ravel's L’enfant et les sortilèges — Choirmaster
Glinka's A Life for the Tsar — Choirmaster
Martynov's The School for Wives — Stage choirmaster
Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. An Opera — Stage choirmaster
Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia — Stage choirmaster
Flotow's Marta, oder der Markt zu Richmond (in concert) — Choirmaster
Schnittke's Concerto for Choir to Verses by Gregory of Narek (Chamber choir performance) — Conductor, Choirmaster
Purcell's The Tempest, or The Enchanted Island(Chamber Choir performance) — Conductor, Choirmaster
Bach's Messe in H-moll — Choirmaster
Saint-Saëns' Samson and Delilah (in concert) — Choirmaster
Smetana's The Bartered Bride (in concert) — Choirmaster
Verdi's Stiffelio (in concert) — Choirmaster
Nicolai's Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (in concert) — Choirmaster


Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2 (CD) — Choirmaster


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