Ilya Silchukov (1982) is the soloist of the Belarus National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre since 2005. Since his debut with “Eugene Onegin” he is performing all over the Europe (Frankfurt Oper, Teatro Dell’ Opera di Roma, Polish National Opera, Warsaw, Opéra National de Montpellier, Slovenske Narodne Divadlo Bratislava, Narodne Divadlo Brno, Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi di Trieste, Estonian National Opera, Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv, Vorarlberger Landestheater Bregenz, Perm’ State Opera, La Monnaie/De Munt, Brussels). Ilja won the 3rd prize at the 5th Klaudia Taev Competition and in 2009 played the part of Athanael in the PromFest production of “Thais” by Massenet.