During the 2022/23 season Istvan Balota sang a Servant in Capriccio, an Apprentice in a new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, a Dubious Individual in Schreker's Der ferne Klang / The Elusive Sound and now he's back to sing a Conspirator in this new production of Weill's The Tsar wants his Photograph Taken. He studied at the National University of Education in Kiev before coming to further his training in Germany on a scholarship from Dr. Hoch’s Conservatoire's Patronatsverein (patrons). He graduated from the Musikakademie in Wiesbaden in 2018 and has taken part in masterclasses held by Rudolf Piernay, Thomas Heyer and Noelle Turner. He appeared in concerts and opera productions, including Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Staatstheater in Wiesbaden, whilst still a student. He is passionate about choral singing and is a member of many choirs, some of which he also conducts.