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Vitaly Polonsky

Vitaly Polonsky is the choral director of the Tchaikovsky State Opera and Ballet in Perm and the MusicAeterna Chamber Choir.
He studied at the State Conservatoire in Novosibirsk, subsequently performing as a soloist with the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Chamber Choir and with Arkady Burkhanov’s ensemble Insula Magica. Since 2003 he has regularly worked together with Teodor Currentzis, working as his assistant and also chorus master for numerous opera productions in Perm. With the MusicAeterna Orchestra and Chorus he has presented a concert version of Purcell’s ‘Dido and Aeneas’ and Handel’s ‘Dixit Dominus’ in cities including Berlin, Athens, Paris and Lisbon.