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Дмитрий Головнин


Dmitry Golovnin graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in 1997 as a trumpet-player. After graduation, he was a soloist of the trumpet group of the St Petersburg Capella Symphonic Orchestra and a member of the Neva Brass Band. At the age of 27, he took his first singing classes.

In 2001–2004, he was a student of the Music and Theatre High School in Hamburg. In 2001, he performed his first role — Boni in Kalman’s Silva. He was a trainee of Virgilijus Noreika, Elena Obraztsova, and other renowned vocalists.

In the season 2003/2004, he performed parts of Don José in Bizet’s Carmen (Seville tour of the Lübben Theatre) and Lyonel in Martha, oder Der Markt zu Richmond by Friedrich von Flotow (production of the Solingen Theatre).

In 2007, he joined the Mikhailovsky Opera. He performed Lensky in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Vladimir in Borodin’s Prince Igor, Lykov in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride, and Don José in Carmen (productions by Stanislav Gaudasinsky).

In 2012, he participated in the premiere production of American Lulu by Alban Berg in the author's version of Olga Neuwirth, which took place in Berlin Komische Oper (conducted by Johannes Kalitzke, staged by Kirill Serebrennikov). He appeared at the Wexford Festival as Federico in Francesco Cilea`s L'Arlesienne .

In 2013, he sang the role of Prince Myshkin in the world premiere of Mieczysław Weinberg`s The Idiot (full version) at the National Theatre of Mannheim (conducted by Thomas Sanderling).

Dmitri Golovnin cooperates with many European theaters: Theater Lübeck (Paco in de Falla`s La vida breve, Turridu in Mascagni`s Cavalleria rusticana, Macduff in Verdi`s Macbeth), Komische Oper Berlin (Artist in the American Lulu by Berg/Neuwirth, Max in Weber`s Der Freischütz, Agrippa of Nettesheim in Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel), the Theatre Royale de la Monnaie in Brussels (Dante in Rachmaninov`s Francesca da Rimini and Albert in Rachmaninov`s Il cavaliere avaro), Opera Vlaanderen (Andrew Khovanskii in Mussorgsky`s Khovanshchina, the title role in Zemlinsky`s Der König Kandaules). At the Mariinsky Theatre he sang Macduff (Verdi`s Macbeth).

Nowadays, at the Mikhailovsky Opera he performs leading tenor parts in Verdi`s La Traviata, Puccini`s Tosca, Wagner`s Der fliegende Holländer, Dvořák`s The Mermaid, Mascagni`s Cavalleria rusticana and Tchaikovsky`s Iolanta.

In 2016, he debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre as Don Juan in Dargomyzhsky`s The Stone Guest.
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