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As Simpleton in Boris Godunov.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
He was a prize-winner at the Nikolai Pechkovsky Singers Competition (Saint Petersburg, 1996), at the Mikhail Glinka Singing Contest (Samara, 1997), at the Stanislaw Moniuszko Vocal Competition (Warsaw, 1998), at the International Byul-Byul Competition (Baku, 2000), and at the Sobinov Musical Festival (Saratov, 2000).
He was a prize-winner at the Irina Arkhipova Grand Prize of Moscow Television competition (1997); a diploma-winner at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition (Vienna, 1996).
He was voted Teacher of the year — 99 at a review-competition of professional skills (Samara region).
His awards include: Theatrical Muse prize of the Samara region (1997, 2001, 2006); bronze medal awarded by the Irina Arkhipova Foundation (2002); silver Peter the Great medal for devoted service (2006).
Born in Magnitogorsk, Russia. Graduated from Samara Technical University (1993) and Samara Academia of Arts (1997; prof. Galina Sorokina).
From 1994, he was a soloist of the Samara Opera Theatre, from 1997, — soloist of the Moscow’s Novaya Opera Company (Moscow).
Since 2001, he has also been appearing at the Bolshoi Theatre.
His repertoire at the Bolshoi Theatre includes the following roles:
Lensky (Eugene Onegin)
Golitsyn, Andrei Khovansky (Mussorgky’s Khovanshchina)
Vaudemont (Tchaikovsky’s Iolantа)
The Simpleton, Shuisky, Pretender (Boris Godunov)
Lykov (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride)
King Berendey (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden)
Andrei (Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa)
Riccardo (Un Ballo in Maschera)
Anatole Kuragin (Prokofiev’s War and Peace)
Grishka Kuterma (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia)
Agrippa of Nettesheim (Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel)
Truffaldino (Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges)
Also in repertoire:
Fisherman (Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol)
Alfredo (La Traviata)
Pan Damazy (Moniuszko’s The Haunted Manor)
Mozart (Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri)
Vakula (Tchaikovsky’s The Slippers)
Rodolfo (La Boheme)
Paolo (Rakhmaninov’s Francesca da Rimini)
Title role (Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf)
Jacopo (Verdi’s I Due Foscari)
Guglielmo (Donizetti’s Viva la Mamma)
Title role (Faust)
Hagenbach (Catalani’s La Wally)
Young Gipsy (Rakhmaninov’s Aleko)
The Duke (Rigoletto)
Vasily (Slonimsky’s Ivan the Terrible’s Dreams)
Leicester (Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda)
Nemorino (L’Elisir d’Amore)
Turiddu (Cavalleria Rusticana)
Tenor parts in Stravinsky’s Les Noces, and Verdi’s Requiem
He has toured in USA, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, Slovenia and Poland.
In 2003, he took part in a Russian National Orchestra performance of J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor (conductor Kent Nagano) at Moscow’s International House of Music. In 2004, he sang the role of The Hussar in a performance of Mavra at the Igor Stravinsky Festival in Arnhem (The Netherlands) and took part in a performance of Rakhmaninov’s The Bells at the Carnegie Hall (conductor James Conlon). In 2008, he sang Shuisky (Boris Godunov) at the Maryinsky Theatre in Saint-Petersburg. In 2009, he performed the title role in Prokofiev’s Semyon Kotko in Cagliari (Teatro Lirico di Cagliari and Maryinsky Theatre co-production).
Since 2004, he has been organizer and artistic director of the From Heart to Heart Music Festival, which is held under the patronage of the Samara region local government.