Анатолий Кочерга

Biography

Anatoli Kotscherga was born in the Ukraine and studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Kiev.

His repertoire includes the following, among other, roles:
Title role (Boris Godunov)
Gremin (Eugene Onegin)
Grand Inquisitor, Philip (Don Carlo)
Boris Timofeyevich (The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Abimelech (Samson et Dalila)
Pistola (Falstaff)
Mephistopheles (Faust)
Leporello (Don Giovanni)
Don Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia)
Kochubey (Mazeppa)

His international career started with the part of Shaklovity (Khovanshchina) at the Vienna State Opera under the baton of Claudio Abbado.

He has appeared in many of the world’s opera houses including the Opera National de Paris, Opera National de Lyon, Theatre du Capitole (Toulouse), Opera Montpelier, Theatre de la Monnaie (Brussels), Deutsche Opera (Berlin), Staatsoper Berlin, Dresden Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Frankfurt Opera, La Scala, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro La Fenice, Teatro Regio Torino, Teatro Massimo (Palermo), Teatro Real (Madrid), Liceo (Barcelona), Teatro Maestranza (Sevilla), Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos (Lisbon), The Netherlands Opera (Amsterdam), San Francisco Opera, Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires). He has taken part in the following, among other, international opera festivals: Bregenz, Salzburg, Edinburgh, Orange.

In 2008 he appeared as Gremin on the Bolshoi Theatre tour in Paris. Later he took part in the Bolshoi Theatre tours in Milan, London and Madrid. In 2010 he took part in the Bolshoi Theatre production of Don Giovanni, singing the part of Commendatore (conductor Teodor Currentzis, director Dmitri Tcherniakov).

He has worked with the following, among other, outstanding conductors: Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lorin Maazel, Neeme Jarvi, Riccardo Chailly, Seiji Ozawa, Kent Nagano, Kazushi Ono, Jesus Lopez-Cobos.

There are many recordings available at SONY, Deutsche Grammophon and Decca.

General sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre is Credit Suisse bank
General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre is investment group Absolute
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre is GUM