As Ivan the Terrible in The Maid of Pskov. Photo by N. Antipov (from the theatre`s museum).
As Ivan the Terrible in The Maid of Pskov.
Photo by N. Antipov (from the theatre`s museum).
As Varlaam in Boris Godunov. Photo by M. Merobov (from the theatre`s museum).
As Varlaam in Boris Godunov.
Photo by M. Merobov (from the theatre`s museum).
As Sobakin in The Tsar`s Bride. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Sobakin in The Tsar`s Bride.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Mamyrov in The Enchantress. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Mamyrov in The Enchantress.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Mamyrov in The Enchantress. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Mamyrov in The Enchantress.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
В партии Барона Дюфоля в опере «Травиата». Виолетта – Альбина Шагимуратова.Фото Дамира Юсупова.
В партии Барона Дюфоля в опере «Травиата».
Виолетта – Альбина Шагимуратова.
Фото Дамира Юсупова.
As Galitsky in Prince Igor. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Galitsky in Prince Igor.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlo. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Grand Inquisitor in Don Carlo.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As King Rene in Iolanta.  (Sergey Zhenovach production).Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As King Rene in Iolanta.
(Sergey Zhenovach production).
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Monk in The Stone Guest. Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Monk in The Stone Guest.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Nearest performances

La Traviata 1 November3 November5 November
Don Carlo 16 November18 November
The Tsar’s Bride 22 November
Katerina Izmailova 2 December
The Stone Guest 5 December
The Snow Maiden 13 December15 December
Iolanta 23 December

Awards

At the 1981 All-Union M. Glinka Competition of Singers, he was awarded the special prize for best performance of the Russian folk song.

						

Biography

Born in Moscow. In 1983, he completed his studies at the Gnesin Music College (E. Novikova’s class). In 1982, while still a student, he joined the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company.

Repertoire

Yakuside (Madama Butterfly)
Sobakin (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride)
Grand Inquisitor (Don Carlo)
Monterone, Sparafucile (Rigoletto)
Burunday (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh)
Kochubey (Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa)
Von Wierhof (Prokofiev’s Semyon Kotko)
Sciarrone (Tosca)
Zaretsky (Eugene Onegin)
Johann (Werther)
Benedictine (Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery)
A soldier, Thibaut d’Arc (Tchaikovsky’s The Maid of Orleans)
Surin (The Queen of Spades)
Prince Zhemchuzhniy (Tchaikovsky’s The Oprichnik)
Baron (Rakhmaninov’s The Miserly Knight)
Dosifey (Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina)
Galitsky (Borodin’s Prince Igor)
Rene (Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta)
Polkan, Tsar Dodon (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel)
Salieri (Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri)
Title role (Glinka’s Ivan Susanin)
Varlaam, title role (Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov)
Ramfis (Aida)
Ivan the Terrible (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Maid of Pskov)
Padre Guardiano (La Forza del destino)
Gavrila, Captain Rambal, Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky, General Beliard (Prokofiev’s War and Peace)
Priest (Shostakovich’s The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Mamyrov (The Enchantress)
Count Monterone (Rigoletto)
Baron Douphol (La Traviata)
Gremin (Eugene Onegin)
Old Convict (Katerina Izmailova)
Monk (The Stone Guest)
Bermyata (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden)

He participated in a Bolshoi and Teatro Carlo Felice co-production in Genoa of Borodin’s Prince Igor.

Tours

In 1993, he sang the role of Ibn-Hakia in a Chemnitz opera house (Germany) production of Iolanta (director Peter Ustinov, conductor Mikhail Yurovsky). And in 2003, he appeared in a production of The Oprichnik at Cagliari opera house (Italy, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, director Graham Vick). In 2006, he sang Old Gipsy in a concert performance of Rakhmaninov’s Aleko in Salle Pleyel (Paris, conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev). In 2007, he participated in a concert performance of Iolanta in Verona (conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev).
At the Mikhailovsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg he performed the following parts: Vladimir Yaroslavich (Prince Igor), King Rene (Iolanta), Pimen (Boris Godunov).

In July 2017, he sang Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin concert performance on the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company tour to Savonlinna (conductor – Tugan Sokhiev).

Discography

Slonimsky’s The Master and Margarita — Woland, conductor M. Jurowski, 1988.
Rakhmaninov’s Aleko — Old Gipsy, conductor A. Chistyakov, Le Chant du Monde, 1994.
Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night — The Village-Head, conductor A. Chistyakov, Russian Season, 1995.
Dargomyzhsky’s The Stone Guest — Leporello, conductor A. Chistyakov, Russian Season, 1995.
Shostakovich’s The Gamblers — Alexei, conductor A. Chistyakov, Russian Season, 1997.
Rakhmaninov’s The Bells, conductor V. Polyansky, Chandos, 1999.
Rakhmaninov’s Aleko — Old Gipsy, conductor V. Fedoseyev, Relief, 2007.

Video:
Tchaikovsky’s The Maid of Orleans — Thibaut d’Arc, conductor A. Lazarev, NVC arts.