Personal Website:

www.valruminski.com

Valerian Ruminski is a graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia and of SUNY (Buffalo).  He is a true basso cantante, an excellent musician and a creative interpreter. He has performed with many of the great opera companies in the US and abroad including The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Dallas Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, Miami Opera, Minnesota Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Ireland, Opera de Montreal, Opera de Monte Carlo, Birmingham Opera, and Festival de Belle-ile en Mer. He can be heard on the Naxos label release of 'Night at the Opera' with other singers who have debuted at the Metropolitan Opera. Valerian recently portrayed Lord Walton in the highly acclaimed Metropolitan Opera high definition broadcast of I Puritani starring Anna Netrebko in 2007. For more information about this broadcast:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/shows/gpatmet/puritani.html

Mr. Ruminski is the recipient of many prestigious grants and awards including the Lincoln Center Martin Segal Award, a Richard Tucker Grant, a William Mattheus Sullivan Foundation Grant, a Gerda Lissner Foundation Grant, the 2000 MacAllister Award, winner of the NJ Verismo Competition, the NYSTA Coloratura Competition and the Marcella Sembrich Vocal Competition sponsored by the Koscziuszko Foundation.

Mr. Ruminski has performed the roles of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Ferrando (Il Trovatore), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Colline (La Boheme), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Feniscio (Ermione), Sarastro (Magic Flute), Sam (Ballo in Maschera), Ramphis & King (Aida), Zuniga (Carmen), King (Ariodante), Dr.Grenvil (Traviata), Prince Gremin (Onegin), Inspector Budd (Albert Herring), Lt. Ratcliffe (Billy Budd), Frank (Die Fledermaus), First Soldier (Salome) and Basilio (Barber of Seville).

Recent roles for Mr. Ruminski include Sarastro in The Magic Flute for Ottawa Lyra Opera, Banquo in Macbeth for Opera Ireland, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro for Hawaii Opera Theatre, Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni for Calgary Opera, Sparafucile in Rigoletto for Nickel City Opera (Buffalo),  and Nikititsch in Boris Godunov for The Metropolitan Opera.

Valerian was recently accepted into the Wagner Society of Washington, DC by the choice of Evelyn Lear and will be featured in future concerts. Mr. Ruminski is an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Westchester Community College, NY.

Upcoming engagements:

Don Pasquale: lead - Hawaii Opera Theatre - February 2012
Brahms Requiem: Springfield Symphony, MO - March 2012
Tales of Hoffmann: Luther - Canadian Opera Company - April 2012
La Bohème: Colline - Nickel City Opera - June 2012
La Bohème: Colline - Opera Lyra Ottawa - September 2012

 




REPERTOIRE

 

OPERA

 

BARTOK
Bluebeard - Bluebeard's Castle

BEETHOVEN
Don Fernando / Rocco - Fidelio

BERLIOZ
Balducci - Benvenuto Cellini

BIZET
Zuniga - Carmen

BLIZSTEIN
Horace - Regina

BOLCOM
Marco - A View from a Bridge

BRITTEN
Mr. Ratcliffe & John Claggart - Billy Budd
Superintendant Budd - Albert Herring
Collatinus - The Rape of Lucretia

DEBUSSY
Arkel - Pelleas et Mellisande

DONIZETTI
Raimondo - Lucia di Lamermoor

FLOYD
Rucker - Cold Sassy Tree
Blitch - Susannah

GILBERT & SULLIVAN
Major General - Pirates of Penzance

GIORDANO
Roucher & Mathieu - Andrea Chenier

GOUNOD
Frère Laurent - Roméo et Juliette
Mefistofeles - Faust

HALEVY
Albert & Brogni - La Juive

HANDEL
Il Re di Scozio - Ariodante
Argante - Rinaldo
Somnus - Semele
Polifemus - Acis & Galatea
Julius Caesar - Julius Caesar

HEGGIE
Father Grenville & Warden Benton - Dead Man Walking

KALMAN
Prince Popolescu - Countess Maritza

KERN
The Turk - Have a Heart

LEHAR
Baron Mirko Zeta - The Merry Widow

MASSENET
Des Grieux - Manon

MENOTTI
Bob - Old Maid and the Thief

MEYERBEER
Marcel - Les Huguenots

MONIUSZKO
Bartomiej - Verbum Nobile
Janusz - Halka
Skoluba - The Haunted Mansion

MONTEVERDI
Seneca - L'Incoronazione di Poppea



MOZART
Bluff - The Impressario
Commendatore, Masetto &
Leporello - Don Giovanni
Don Alfonso - Cosi fan Tutte
Figaro - Le Nozze di Figaro
Sarastro - Die Zauberflote
Osmin - Entfuhrung aus dem Serail

OFFENBACH
Villains - Les Contes d'Hoffmann

PROKOFIEV
Kutuzov - War and Peace

PUCCINI
Betto/Doctor/Lawyer - Gianni Schicchi
Bonze - Madama Butterfly
Colline - La Bohème
Jake Wallace - La Fanciulla del West
Sciarrone - Tosca
Timur - Turandot

ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN
Emile de Becque - South Pacific
King - The King and I

ROSSINI
Assur - Semiramide
Don Basilio - Barber of Seville
Fenicio - Ermione
Fernando - La Gazza Ladra
Guglielmo Tell - Gessler
Lord Sydney - Il Viaggio a Reims

SMETANA
Kezal - Bartered Bride

STRAUSS, J.
Frank - Die Fledermaus

STRAUSS, R.
1st Soldier - Salome

STRAVINSKY
Nick Shadow - Rake's Progress

TCHAIKOVSKY
Gremin - Eugene Onegin
King - Iolanta
Surin - Queen of Spades

THOMAS
Claudius - Hamlet
Lothario - Mignon

VERDI
Banquo - Macbeth
Count Horn - Un Ballo in Maschera
Dr. Grenville - La Traviata
Ferrando - Il Trovatore
Fiesco - Simon Boccanegra
Sparafucile & Monterone - Rigoletto
Lodovico - Otello
The King & Ramphis - Aida

WAGNER
Daland - The Flying Dutchman
Gurnemanz - Parsifal
Landgrave - Tannhauser
The King - Lohengrin
Mark - Tristan und Isolde

WEILL
Frank Maurrant - Street Scene

CONCERT

BACH
Cantata 83
Mass in D Minor

BEETHOVEN
9th Symphony

HANDEL
Messiah

HAYDN
The Creation

MONTEVERDI
Vespers

MOZART
Requiem

ROSSINI
Stabat Mater

SHOSTAKOVICH
Anti-Formalist Rayok
Song of the Forest

VERDI
Requiem

ENGAGED BY:

Atlanta Opera
Calgary Opera
Carnegie Hall
Chautauqua Opera
Columbus Opera
Dallas Opera
El Paso Opera
Greater Buffalo Opera
Green Mountain Opera Festival
Hawaii Opera Theater
Kansas City Lyric Opera
Metropolitan Opera
Michigan Opera
Minnesota Opera

New York City Opera
New Israeli Opera
Nickel City Opera
Opéra de Quebec
Opéra de Montréal
Opéra de Monte Carlo
Opera Ireland
Opera Lyra Ottawa
Opera Orchestra of New York
Opera Pacific
Santa Fe Opera
Seattle Opera
Vancouver Opera