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Prize-winner at the International Competition in Kohtla-Järve (Estonia, 2009).
Prize-winner at the VI All-Russian Nadezhda Obukhova Competition (1st prize, Lipetsk, 2012).
Prize-winner at the Maxim Mikhailov International Opera Singers’ Competition (Kaluga, 2013).
Prize-winner and recipient of the special prize at the I and II International Young Opera Singers’ Competition Opera without Borders (Krasnodar, 2014, 2015).

Илья Селиванов


Born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg). In 2007 graduated with honours from the Glinka Choral School. In 2012 graduated from the choral and conducting faculty of the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire, while in 2013 completed his vocal studies there (Yuri Marusin’s class). At the Conservatoire Theatre sang Alfredo (La traviata), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Vaudémont (Iolanta).

In 2012 became a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers, and in 2013/14 season made his Mariinsky debut as Lensky in the Eugene Onegin new production. He also took part in premiere and following recording of the opera War and Peace (the part of Anatol Kuragin, directed by Graham Vick, conducted by Valery Gergiev), and La traviata new production (directed by Claudia Solti, conducted by Valery Gergiev).

In October 2017 appeared at the Bolshoi Theatre, performing the title part in The Idiot by Weinberg. He joined the Bolshoi Opera Company as soloist in the 2018/19 season.

In 2017 made his European stage debut as Alfredo (La traviata) at the Theater Dortmund, and soon was invited to perform a solo part in Reqiuem by Antonín Dvořák at the Laeiszhalle Hamburg (with Hamburg Symphony Orchestra under the button of Ion Marin).

In 2018 made role debuts as Fenton (Falstaff) and Lykov (The Tsar’s Bride) at the Mariinsky Theatre. He also sang Vaudémont in Iolanta, wich opened the Cross-Cultural Year of Russia and Japan at the Tokyo’s Suntory Hall (conductor Mikhail Pletnev).

Also his operatic repertoire includes: Prince (Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák), Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Levko (May Night), Tsarevich Guidon (The Tale of Tsar Saltan), Prince (The Love for Three Oranges), Gritsko (Sorochintsy Fair), Kai (The Story of Kai and Gerda).

Has toured to Italy, Great Britain, Austria, Switzerland, France and Germany.

Collaborated with such conductors as Ion Marin, Valery Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev, Mariss Jansons, Gavriel Heine, Nikolaj Znaider, Alexander Titov, Yuri Simonov.


At the Bolshoi:

Prince Myshkin (The Idiot by Weinberg)
Lykov (The Tsar’s Bride by Rimsky-Korsakov)
Title part (Candide by Bernstein)
Chekalinsky (The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky)
Mikhailo Tucha (The Maid of Pskov by Rimsky-Korsakov, concert version)
Vaudemont (Iolanta by Tchaikovsky)