The baritone Ilya Lapich has been under contract at the Nationaltheater Mannheim since the season 2016/17. In Mannheim, he started at the international opera studio and since the 2018/2019 season he has been a member of the soloist ensemble at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. There he has already performed the roles of, among others, Dandini (“Cinderella”); Golaud (“Pelléas and Mélisande”); Silvio (“Il pagliacci”); and Freddy Eynsford-Hill (“My Fair Lady”).
Already during his acting studies at the university at Rostov-on-Don he performed various roles at the Maxim Gorky Academic Drama Theater in Rostov. In 2012 he began studying vocals at the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in Moscow, where he completed his studies in 2015. He made his debut in 2014 performing the role of Count Robinson (“Il matrimonio segreto”). In 2015 he attended the Opéra de Monte-Carlo Academy. Since then, he has performed at well-known festivals, such as the International Festival of Young Opera Singers at Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, and Beethovenfest Bonn.
Ilya Lapich was born in 1988 in Rostov-on-Don, Russia.