Petro Chupryna

Academician of the NAA of Ukraine


Petro Chupryna

    born in 1948

Musician, Theatre Figure

    Academician of the NAA of Ukraine (2013)

    People's Artist of Ukraine (2003)

    PhD Candidate in Art History (2005)

    Honorary Citizen of the City of Kyiv (2022)

Petro Chupryna has been awarded with the following: Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise of the 4th (2018) and 5th Class (2015), Order of Merit of the 1st (2008), 2nd (2006), 3rd (2001) Classes, Certificates of Honour of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (1998), Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (2001), Order of the Star of Solidarity of the Italian Republic (2003), Gold Medal of the AUC (2009), Badge of Honour of the Mayor of Kyiv (2007); Chevalier of the Order of Honour of the Republic of Georgia (2007), Commander of the Order of the Star of Solidarity of the Italian Republic (2009).
Director General of the Taras Shevchenko National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine []
For many years, he has been working in creative and administrative positions in the arts. Since 1999, he has been the General Director of the leading opera theatre in Ukraine. Under his leadership, the creative process has been significantly intensified, and the theatre's artistic and creative activities have gained a new dynamic progress, which is inextricably linked to national and global trends. The theatre's activities have intensified and the scope of international cooperation has expanded. "Turandot" and "Manon Lescaut" by G. Puccini, "La Gioconda" by A. Ponchielli, "Faust" by Ch. Gounod, "Macbeth" and "Masquerade Ball" by G. Verdi, "Love Drink" by G. Donizetti and "Requiem" by G. Verdi were performed jointly with the Italian Institute of Culture. International opera and ballet projects have been highly praised by experts, in particular, such as: "Nabucco" by G. Verdi, "Anna Yaroslavna" by A. Rudnytskyi, "Romeo and Juliet" by Ch. Gounod, "La Pagliacci" by R. Leoncavallo, "Wings of Darkness" by I. Yamomoto, "Carmen" by G. Bizet, "The Love of Three Oranges" by S. Prokofiev, "The Master and Margarita" to music by 20th century composers, "Zorba, The Greek" by M. Theodorakis and productions of the best opera and ballet works by contemporary Ukrainian composers: "The Night Before Christmas", "The Lord of Borisfen" by Y. Stankovych, "Pinocchio and the Magic Violin" by Y. Shevchenko, "Daniela" by M. Chembergi, "The Little Mermaid" by O. Kostin, "Moses" and "Caprices" by M. Skoryk, and "Boyarynya" by V. Kyreiko.
P. Chupryna's creative and organisational activities are characterised by the search for the most effective means of integrating the opera and music art of Ukraine into the world cultural context by diversifying the theatre's repertoire, persistently searching for talented young people, significantly expanding the geography of the theatre's tours, and holding international music projects, including the "AVE, Verdi" festival, "Vivat, Puccini", the A. Shekera Festival, the Serge Lifar Festival, and the premiere of a theatrical performance of Britten's "War Requiem".

P. Chupryna successfully combines organisational and creative activities with research work. He is a PhD Candidate in Art History, author of scientific publications, head of the creative team and author of the publishing projects "National Opera of Ukraine. History and Present" (2002) and "Ballet Theatre of Ukraine" (2004), organiser and participant of a number of artistic and theoretical conferences.


1948 — народився 24 липня у м. Золотоноша, Черкаської обл.
1972 — закінчив Київську державну консерваторію ім. П.І. Чайковського.

1972—1981 — артист, директор Державного заслуженого академічного симфонічного оркестру України.

1981—1984 — артист (керівник групи радянських спеціалістів) Президентського симфонічного оркестру філармонії м. Мехіко (Мексика).

1984—1985 — заступник директора Державного дитячого музичного театру.

1985—1988 — заступник начальника Головного управління культури Київського міськвиконкому міськвиконкому (начальник управління театрів, концертних організацій та навчальних закладів).

1988—1991 — інструктор відділу культури, консультант з питань культури Київського міськкому Компартії України.

З 1992 — директор-розпорядник, перший заступник генерального директора, генеральний директор – художній керівник Національного академічного театру опери та балету України імені Т.Г. Шевченка.

2004 — член-кореспондент Національної академії мистецтв України.

2005 — Кандидат мистецтвознавства 
2013 — член (академік) Національної академії мистецтв України

Видавничі проекти

● «Національна опера України. Історія і сучасність» (2002)● «Балетний театр України» (2004)● «Національна опера України. 2001—2011» (2012)