Vitaly Yankovsky


Bass

Born in Belarus. From 1997 to 2001 he trained in vocals at the Belorussian Academy of Music (classes of A. M. Savchenko, People’s Artist of the USSR, and Professor A. M. Generalov, People’s Artist of the Belorussian SSR). From 2001 to 2006 he was a student at the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of Nikolai Okhotnikov, People’s Artist of the USSR). From 2006 to 2008 he was a soloist with the Opera and Ballet Theatre of the St Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire where he performed roles including Sobakin (The Tsar’s Bride), René (Iolanta), Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Colline (La bohème), Gil Perez (Le Domino noir), Calchas (La Belle Hélène) and Méphistophélès (Faust).

Joined the Mariinsky Opera in 2014.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Deaf Old Man (Boris Godunov)
Royal Oven-Stoker (The Tsar’s Bride)
Singing Beggar (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia)
Molchan Mitkov (The Oprichnik)
Old German (Semyon Kotko)
Marshal Berthier, Bolkonskys’ Butler, Captain Ramballe, Gavrila, Akhrosimova’s Butler (War and Peace)
Yard-Keeper, Sentry (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
A Tall Englishman (The Gambler)
Mavrocordato, Porfiry, Peasant with Goat (Dead Souls)
District police officers, doctors, gendarmes, nurses in St Petersburg, a Special Envoy to England (The Lefthander)
July (A Christmas Tale)
Herald, Doctor, Servant (Macbeth)
Alcindoro (La bohème)
Herald, Montano (Otello)
Old Gypsy (Il trovatore)
Vaudemont (I vespri siciliani)
Monk (Don Carlo)
Marco (Gianni Schicchi)
Samuel (Un ballo in maschera)
Pietro (Simon Boccanegra)
Jailer (Tosca)
Quinault (Adriana Lecouvreur)
Wagner (Faust)
Lackey (Ariadne auf Naxos)
Fifth Jew (Salome)
and Quince (A Midsummer Night’s Dream).

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