Борис Степанов

Biography

Born in 1986 in St Petersburg. Graduated from the Glinka Choral School (Academic Chorus Conducting Department) in 2005 and from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (Conducting Department, class of V. Nesterov) in 2010. Nowadays, he studies at the Vocal Department of the Conservatoire (class of I. Bogacheva).

In 2006, he participated in the production of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the Conservatoire and Hermitage Theatres and in the concert Opera World. Benjamin Britten at the St Petersburg Academic Capella. In 2007, he performed the tenor part in Desyatnikov’s ballet Wie der alte Leiermann... at the Mariinsky Theatre and Ivan in the Hamburg première of Mattheson’s Boris Godunov (the production was also staged at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg and at the New Opera Theatre in Moscow in 2007).

As a guest soloist, he performs with the St Petersburg and Riga Philharmonic Societies. He has toured to Latvia, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Holland, and other countries. He has performed with many renowned conductors such as Vassily Sinaisky, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Alexander Titov, Leo Krämer, Saulius Sondeckis, Nikolay Alexeyev, Valentin Nesterov, Māris Sirmais, and others.

Boris Stepanov’s repertoire includes tenor parts in works by Bach (St Matthew Passion, St John Passion, Christmas Oratorio, Mass in H minor), Schütz (The Resurrection), Handel (Alexander’s Feast), Mozart (Requiem, Coronation Mass, Great Mass, and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte), Rossini (Messa di Gloria), Rameau (the main role in Pygmalion), Schumann (Requiem), Mendelssohn’s (Die erste Walpurgisnacht, St. Paul), Haydn (Nelson Mass), Orff (Carmina Burana), Britten (The War Requiem), Andrew Lloyd Webber (Requiem), Bortnyansky (Phronimos in Alcide), Tchaikovsky (Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Count Vaudémont in Iolanta, Tchekalinsky in The Queen of Spades), Rachmaninov (Young Gypsy in Aleko), and Stravinsky (Oedipus rex and Les noces).

In 2015, Boris Stepanov became a soloist with the Mikhailovsky Opera.

Repertoire

at the Mikhailovsky Theatre:

Tchaplitsky (Tchaikovsky`s The Queen of Spades)
Alméric (Tchaikovsky`s Iolanta)
Gastone (Verdi`s La traviata)
Beppo (Leoncavallo`s Pagliacci)
The Gamekeeper (Dvořák`s Rusalka)
Léopold (Halevy`s La Juive)
Lensky (Tchaikovsky`s Eugene Onegin)
Tamino (Mozart`s Die Zauberflöte)
Kudrjáš (Janáček`s The Storm / Kát'a Kabanová)

Here he also participated in concert performances of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden (Tsar Berendey) under the baton of Dmitri Jurowski, Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia (Almaviva) under the baton of Frédéric Chaslin, and Rachmaninov’s Aleko (the Young Gypsy) in the concert dedicated to the anniversary of Sergei Leiferkus and Donizetti’s Don Pasquale (Ernesto) under the baton of Mikhail Tatarnikov.