Artyom Melikhov


Tenor

Prize-winner at international competitions

Born in Leningrad. In 2001 he graduated with distinction from the Glinka Choral School. He took professional lessons in clarinet and the organ as well as composition. In 2006 he graduated with distinction from the choral conductingdepartment of the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of Professor Yelizaveta Kudryavtseva). In 2014 he graduated with distinction from the vocal department of the SPb Conservatoire (class of Dmitry Karpov).
In 2009 he made his Mariinsky Theatre debut in several roles in the opera War and Peace. Since 2011 he has been a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Ovlur (Prince Igor)
Chekalinsky (The Queen of Spades)
The Astrologer (The Golden Cockerel)
Andrei Morozov (The Oprichnik)
First Crier (The Snow Maiden)
Young Factory Worker, Servant at the Ball, Prince Andrei’s Orderly, Prince Eugene’s Aide de Camp, Madman, Monsieur de Beausset, Off-stage Voice (War and Peace)
Prince Nilsky, First Croupier (The Gambler)
German Interpreter (Semyon Kotko)
The Nose (The Nose)
Lyonka (Into the Storm in concert)
Arturo, Felice Rivares (the Gadfly) (The Gadfly in concert)
Nero (The Mystery of the Apostle Paul)
Selifan (Dead Souls)
Flogged Monk, Prince, Magnetiser, Old Man in the Woods, Storyteller (The Enchanted Wanderer)
Lord of the Treasury of His Majesty in London (The Lefthander)
The Narrator (Scenes from the Life of Nikolenka Irtenev)
Dreamer (White Nights)
Ganya Ivolgin (The Idiot)
Messenger (Aida)
Messenger (Il trovatore)
Philistine Messenger (Samson et Dalila in concert)
Brighella (Ariadne auf Naxos)
Snout (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
and Tenor role (Carmina Burana).

Repertoire also includes: Lensky (Eugene Onegin), the Young Gypsy (Aleko), Lohengrin (Lohengrin), Rachmaninoff’s The Bells, Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem and Gubaidulina’s St John’s Passion.

In 2008 at the VIII Easter Festival at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire he performed the role of the Japanese Envoy in Stravinsky’s opera Le Rossignol under the baton of Valery Gergiev. He also made his debut as a soloist at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre in Gavrilin’s Chimes.
In 2010 he performed the role of Nero in the world premiere of Nikolai Karetnikov’s opera The Mystery of the Apostle Paul at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre. The same year, he made his debut at the Kennedy Center in Prokofiev’s opera War and Peace under Valery Gergiev.
At the Mariinsky Theatre in 2011 he performed the role of Ovlur in the opera Prince Igor. 2011 also saw appearances in premiere performances of the operas Dead Souls by Rodion Shchedrin (Selifan the Coachman, production by Vasily Barkhatov) and Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Wagner (Brighella, production by Michael Sturminger. In 2013 he performed the tenor role in a stage version of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana during a tour by Naples’ Teatro di San Carlo at the new stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
In May 2013 he performed the lead role in a premiere of Wagner’s Rienzi at the Saratov Opera and Ballet Theatre (production by Alexei Stepanyuk).

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