Сергей Бархин

Biography

After Sergei Barkhin graduated from the Institute of Architecture in 1962, he made his theatre debut with the Moscow "Sovremennik" Theatre. Up to date he has done the designs for over 150 productions (opera, ballet and drama) in many cities of the former USSR and abroad: in Germany, Finland, Sweden, Japan, and the Czech Republic.

He is also book illustrator. He has designed books by over twenty classical authors, including Jacques Prevert, Juan Jimenes, Geoffrey Chaucer and Honore de Balsac.

His work has been exhibited both in Russia and abroad: in Berlin (1988) and Hannover (1995).

He is the winner of many top national (including the Silver Medal of the Academy of Arts in 1991 and the prestigious Golden Mask in 1995 and 2001) and international prizes for designer's work (in Holland and Japan).
He is a professor at the Russian Academy of the Performing Arts.

From 1995 to 2000 Sergei Barkhin was the Chief Designer of the Bolshoi Theatre. Among his productions for the Bolshoi Theatre are La Traviata, Aida, lolanta, Francesca da Rimini, The Maid of Pskov, Nabucco, Giselle (Vladimir Vasiliev version), Don Quixote (Alexei Fadeyechev version) and various gala programs. The Opera produc­tions were designed by him in collaboration with his sister, Ms. Tatiana Barkhina, as costume designer.

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