Ilya Levinsky was born in Baku (former USSR) and studied singing
at the Baku Academy of Music.
In 1989 he was a prize winner
of the Glinka Competition in Riga and joined Baku Opera as a
Mr. Levinsky was a principal soloist at the Komische Oper Berlin
from 1993 to 1998, where his repertoire included Ramiro ("La
Сenerentola"), Rinuccio ("Il Trittico"), Fenton ("Falstaff"),
Alfredo ("Die Fledermaus"), Tamino ("Die
Following his contract at the Komische Oper he became a principal
artist of the Frankfurt Opera from 1998 to 2000, where he performed
Fenton, Tamino, Nemorino (“L'Elisir d'amore"), Rodolfo ("La
Boheme"), Dmitri ("Boris Godunov"), Italian Singer ("Der Rosenkavalier"),
Lensky ("Eugene Onegin").
Mr. Levinsky has appeared in recent years on the stages of many major opera and concert houses of
Europe, USA and Japan.
He has sung under the direction of renowned conductors
such as Zubin Metha, Lorin Maasel, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Michael Thilson Thomas, Kent
Nagano,Michail Jurovsky, Vladimir Jurovsky, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Sylvain Cambreling.
Ernesto ("Don Pascuale") at the Welsh National Opera, Sinodal ("The Demon") at the Bregenz Festival,
Wienna Konzerthaus and at the Chatelet (Paris), "The Nose" at the Nederlands Opera, Lensky at the Baltimore
Opera and at the Tivoli Festival, "The Golden Cockerel" at the Royal Opera Covent Garden and Chatelet,
few appearances at the Salzburg Festival ("Don Carlo"conducted by Lorin Maasel, "Les Troyens"
Dmitri in "Boris Godunov" at the Opera de Toulouse, Hilas in "Les Troyens"
at the Maggio
Musicale Fiorentino conducted by Zubin Metha, Kuragin and Gerard in "War and Peace" at the Bastille, conducted by V. Jurovsky,Tamino
at the Teatro Real Madrid and Gran Teatre del Liceau, Macduff at the New York City Opera, Rodolfo at the Opera
de Lausanne, etc
His concert experience includes appearances with the Gotheburg Symphony Orchestra in concerts of the Skrjabin
Symphony No.1 conducted by Neeme Järvi, Rachmaninoff's "Francesca da Rimini" with the London Philharmony
conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy, "Oedipus Rex" and “Le Rossignol" at the Stravinsky Festival 2001 with the
Kansas City Symphony, Jewish Folk Songs of Shostakovich with the New World Symphony in Miami conducted by
Michael Tilson Thomas, "The Bells" with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy and
with the BBC Orchestra, Rossini's Stabat Mater with the Frankfurter Museum Gesellschaft conducted by Paolo
Ilya Levinsky has already appeared on several recordings: in "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk" for Deutsche Grammophon
under Myung-Wun-Chung,also for Deutsche Grammophon he has recorded "Aleko", "Francesca da Rimini" and
Shostakovich's Orchestral Songs conducted by Neeme Järvi. He also took part in the BMG recording of Fleishmann's
"Rotshild's violin" with the Rotterdam Philharmonic conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky and released solo CD of
Tchaikovsky Songs for BMG/Conifer.
Mr Levinsky has appeared on DVD recordings: "Les Troyens" from Salzburg conducted by Silvain Cambreling and
"Le Coq d'or" from Chatelet conducted by Kent Nagano.