Vitaly Ishutin


Born in Kharkov (Ukraine). Graduated from Kharkov Conservatoire in 2001 (class of Professor Tamara Veske).
Soloist with the St Petersburg Chamber Opera Company from 2001.
Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers from 2006–2010.
Performs at the Mariinsky Theatre since 2010 as a guest soloist. Joined the Mariinsky Opera Company in the 2010–2011 season.

His repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Sick Gambler (The Gambler)
Kuzka, Minion, Strelets Chief (Khovanshchina)
Distiller (May Night)
Wood-Goblin (The Snow Maiden)
Drunken Cossack (Mazeppa)
Sopel (Sadko)
Master of Ceremonies (The Queen of Spades)
Ivanov, Kutuzov’s Aide-de-Camp, Adjutant to Prince Eugene, Off-stage Voice (War and Peace)
Brother Elustaf, Pablo, Monk, servant of Mendoza, 1st Masker (Betrothal in a Monastery)
Japanese Envoy (The Nightingale)
Teacher, Coachman (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Yaryzhkin (The Nose)
A Heated Gambler, Second Croupier (The Gambler)
Yevdokia Malafeyevna Zherebtsova (The Lawsuit)
First Commanding Officer (The Carriage)
The Postmaster (Dead Souls)
Lord of the Treasury of His Majesty in London (The Lefthander)
Giuseppe (La traviata)
Judge (Un ballo in maschera)
Spoletto (Tosca)
Don Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro)
Gherardo (Gianni Schicchi)
Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro)
Tinca (Il tabarro)
Orator, First Armour-Clad Warrior (Die Zauberflöte)
Young Servant (Elektra)
Snout (A Midsummer Night’s Dream),
The Forester (Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák)

Repertoire also includes: Simpleton, Shuisky (Boris Godunov), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Goro (Madama Butterfly), Gastone, Alfredo (La traviata), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Beppe (Rita, ou Le mari battu), Canio (Pagliacci), Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi) and José (Carmen).

He was the first performer of the roles of Yevdokia Malafeyevna Zherebtsova (The Lawsuit) and the First Commanding Officer (The Carriage), staged as part of a music festival commemorating two centuries since the birth of Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (2009).

He has toured to Great Britain, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Germany.
In 2007 he took part in master classes given by Larisa Gergieva, Vladimir Atlantov, Mati Palm, Grayr Khanedanian and Elena Obraztsova at the Summer Academy in Mikkeli (Finland).

Tragically died aged forty-one on 15 June 2015.

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