Acting/Voice Over Bio

VALERIAN RUMINSKI

AGMA, SAG-AFTRA

716.861.3071

valopera@gmail.com

 

Height: 5’11 Weight: 225lbs Hair: Grey Eyes: Blue

 

FILM

Boris Gudunov Nikitisch Metropolitan Opera HD

i Puritani Lord Walton Metropolitan Opera HD

Aida King of Egypt Opera de Montreal Film

The Fan Connection Himself Documentary

THEATRE/OPERA (partial list)

Boris Gudunov Nikitisch Metropolitan Opera dir: Stephen Wadsworth

Carmen Zuniga Metropolitan Opera

i Puritani Lord Walton Metropolitan Opera

La Boheme Colline New York City Opera

Ermione FeniscioNew York City Opera dir: John Copley

Cenerentola Don Magnifico Seattle Opera dir: Joan Font

Cosi Fan Tutte Don Alfonso Seattle Opera dir: Jonathan Miller

Onegin Gremin Santa Fe Opera dir: Jonathan Miller

The Magic Flute Sarastro Sante Fe Opera dir: Jonathan Miller

Rodelinda Garibaldo Portland Opera dir: Helena Binder

Cyrano Ligniere Florida Grand Opera dir: Bernard Uzan

Aida King Florida Grand Opera dir: Bliss Hebert

Don Pasquale Don Pasquale Hawaii Opera Theatre dir: Brian Deedrick

Tales of Hoffmann Crespel Hawaii Opera Theatre

The Marriage of Figaro Bartolo Hawaii Opera Theatre

Onegin Gremin Danish National Opera dir: Hinrich Horstkotte

Michael Kolhlhaas Brandenburg Danish National Opera dir: Philipp Kochheim

La Boheme Colline Musica Viva Hong Kong dir: Kingman Lo

Elixir of Love Dulcamara Musica Viva Hong Kong dir: Kingman Lo

Billy Budd Lt. Ratcliffe New Israeli Opera

Aida King Opera de Monte Carlo dir: Dieter Kaegi

Tosca Sacristan Opera de Montreal

Otello Lodovico Opera de Montreal

Macbeth Banquo Opera Ireland dir: Dieter Kaegi

Hamlet Claudius (concert) Opera Lyra Ottawa

Commendatore Don Giovanni Calgary Opera dir: Glynis Leyshon

Fidelio Rocco Pacific Opera Victoria dir: Wim Trompert

Tales of Hoffman Luther Canadian Opera Company

SHOT! Pres. William McKinley Nickel City Opera

THEATRE/MUSICAL

Proving Up Sodbuster Pasadena Opera

Maid of Orleans Bishop Opera Orch of NY-Carnegie Hall

Original Hard Luck Story Charles Bukowski Fringe Festival-Phil, PA

of the Universe Los Angeles, CA

Son of a Rabbi Al Jolson Nickel City Opera

The Music Shop Dmitri Nickel City Opera

The Impresario Mr. Bluff Greater Buffalo Opera Company

Carousel Carnival Barker Greater Buffalo Opera Company

VOICE OVER

JACK-FM- Radio commercial-Buffalo NY

In a Nutshell-Narrator-Elephant Room Productions-student film LA CA

PAL- Roth (policeman)-NYU- student film

The Strange Case of Igor Lukovsky- podcast- multiple characters/narrator-LA CA

What Kind of Man RU?- pop song- speaker/voice over LA CA

TELEVISION

911-FOX TV- background actor-LA CA

Richard Tucker Award Gala Soloist PBS/Avery FIsher Hall

conductor: Julius Rudel

Brownsville TV-Channel 37 (12 episodes) Public Access TV-BCAM

Shakespeare Done Cheap Lead Public Access TV-BCAM

Telethon to Stop Stupidity Lead-Ed Gordon Public Access TV-BCAM

Christian Playboy Channel Director Public Access TV-BCAM

Dr. Huda Love Counselor Lead-Dr. Huda Public Access TV-BCAM

Brownsville Talks Lead-Skip Daystrom Public Access TV-BCAM

Vulgarity Symposium Lead-Skip Daystrom Public Access TV-BCAM

The Loser (5 episodes) Ed Gordon Public Access TV-BCAM

Class Act Comedy (6 episodes) Count Lukovski Public Access TV-BCAM

Fred Baterman Public Access TV-BCAM

Renee Public Access TV-BCAM

Candy Sweets Public Access TV-BCAM

Stoner Dude Public Access TV-BCAM

 

COMMERCIAL

Nickel City Opera SHOT!/VO Jack FM-92.7 FM

Nickel City Opera Rigoletto/VO Regal Cinemas

Nickel City Opera Il Trovatore/Knight/VO Web

NATIONAL ANTHEM

Buffalo Sabres Game Intro NHL

Florida Panthers Game Intro NHL

Buffalo Bison Game Intro MiLB

TRAINING

University at Buffalo BA Voice Voice, music theory

Chautauqua Institute Young Artist Program Voice, acting, stagecraft

Sante Fe Opera Young Artist Program Voice, language, stagecraft

Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA) Artist Diploma Voice, language, stagecraft

Shakespeare Deloss Brown Scene study

Acting Grace Gonglewski Scene study

Acting Jonathan Miller Scene study

Acting Glynis Leyshon Scene study

AWARDS

Opera America 10 Year BRAVO! Award Nickel City Opera

Lincoln Center Martin Segal Award Outstanding Artist New York CIty Opera

Richard Tucker Award Outstanding Artist Lincoln Center

AUTHOR/RECORDINGS

Amazon Press: Learning to Procrastinate, No Snorts Allowed, Nickel City Solution, Starting to Sing, Get Off My Lawn,

How to be a Winner (by not being a loser). Naxos Records: A Night at the Opera New World Records: Victor

Herbert Collection

SPECIAL SKILLS

music: singing-bass (opera/musical theatre/pop), reads music, instruments: guitar, piano, organ, accents: (Slavic,

British, Russian, Italian), stage combat (swords/guns), sports: basketball, football expert, scrabble expert. Valid

driver’s license (stick shift), US Passport. theatrical producer: Founder, Artistic Director, Nickel City Opera (casting,

orchestra management, grant writer, graphic designer). teacher: Adjunct Professor of Voice at Westchester

Community College, Valhalla NY.

© 2017  by Valerian Ruminski

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