IMG Artists is delighted to announce that tenor Viktor Antipenko has joined the roster for General Management. He will be represented by Global Artist Management Consultant J.F. Mastroianni from the company’s New York office. The “majestic” (Movimento) Russian-born Antipenko is praised for his effortless, expensive sound and excellent technique, continues to sing leading roles to great acclaim, and becoming a tenor to watch in the dramatic repertoire.

Mr Antipenko says, “I am so thrilled to join the IMG Artists family! I truly feel that all I have to offer is in the right hands. I am looking forward to this wonderful collaboration and very excited about the future!”

Mr Mastroianni says, “It is exciting to welcome to IMGA an intelligent young tenor who, not only is judiciously developing into an impressive dramatic spinto, but also is an actor who uses words to enhance the musical intent of the composer and brings the drama to the forefront.”

After a successful debut in the role of Enzo Grimaldo in La Gioconda last season, Mr. Antipenko is returning to Landestheather Innsbruck to perform the role of Gabriele Adorno in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra. Later this season Viktor will debut the role of Siegmund in Wagner’s Die Walküre and the role of Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio, both in Theater Chemnitz. Future engagements include concert performances of From Jewish Folk Poetry by Shostakovich in Kassel, a debut with the Dallas Opera, the title role of Lohengrin in Germany, and performances at the New National Theater in Tokyo.

His concert highlights include Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with The Philadelphia Orchestra led by Vladimir Jurowski; in Kodály’s Psalmus Hungaricus with the New York Metamorphoses Orchestra at the New York Society for Ethical Culture; in Stravinsky’s Les Noces at the Grand Philharmonie Hall in St. Petersburg; at the Heidelberger Schlossfestspielen Music Festival in an “Hommage a Sevilla” gala performance; and as Radames in highlights from Aida in The Netherlands; in addition to soloist engagements with the Russian Chamber Arts Society in Washington, D.C., and Vero Beach Opera.