6 December 2020
It was hard not to see how the young but already experienced singer slowly hypnotised the enraptured audience. The refined, ideally even, jewel-like and at the same time piercingly warm and mellifluous timbre of lyric tenor Daniil Shtoda melted and warmed the people’s souls, which have become colder in recent times. Not one flaw, not one imprecise gesture, not one doubtful intonation – everything was measured, well constructed, managed and under control.
• People’s Artist of the Republic of Northern Ossetia-Alania
• Prize-winner at the International Moniuszko Competition (Poland, 2001)
• Prize-winner at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition (St Petersburg, 2000)
• Prize-winner at the Plácido Domingo Operalia competition (Los Angeles, 2000)
• Prize-winner at the International Elena Obraztsova Young Opera Singers’ Competition (St Petersburg, 1999)
• Diploma-recipient and winner of the special prize at the III International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition (St Petersburg, 1998)
• Diploma-recipient and winner of the Hope special prize at the XI International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 1998)
Daniil Shtoda graduated with distinction from the Choral School of the
State Academic Glinka Capella. At the age of thirteen, he made his
debut at the Mariinsky Theatre as Tsarevich Fyodor in Boris Godunov.
He graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire
in 2000 (class of L.N. Morozov). Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of
Young Singers from 1998.
Soloist with the Mariinsky Opera Company since 2007.
Roles he has performed at the Mariinsky Theatre include:
Lensky (Eugene Onegin)
Levko (May Night)
Berendey (The Snow Maiden)
Indian Merchant (Sadko)
Gvidon (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Prince (Love for Three Oranges)
Don Antonio (Betrothal in a Monastery)
Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Il Conte di Libenskof (Il viaggio a Reims)
Nemorino (L'elisir d'amore)
Elvino (La sonnambula, in concert)
Alfredo (La traviata)
Faust (La Damnation de Faust in concert)
Nadir (Les Pêcheurs des perles in concert)
Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni)
Tamino (Die Zauberflöte)
Ferrando (Così fan tutte)
and Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream).
Moreover, the singer’s repertoire also includes the roles of Mozart (Mozart and Salieri) and Beppe (I pagliacci) as well as the tenor parts in Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, masses, cantatas and oratorios by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Rossini, Rachmaninoff’s The Bells, Stravinsky’s Les Noces and Russian folk and Soviet songs.
Daniil Shtoda tours frequently. At Carnegie Hall he has performed the roles of Lensky (Eugene Onegin) and Nadir (Les Pêcheurs des perles in concert) and at opera houses in Los Angeles, Florence, Hamburg and Munich he has sung as Fenton (Falstaff). He has performed the role of Lensky (Eugene Onegin) at the Benjamin Britten Festival in Great Britain, at festivals in Aix-en-Provence (France), Toronto (Canada) and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (USA); at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, he has sung the role of Beppe (I pagliacci) opposite Plácido Domingo, Dmitry Hvorostovsky and Angela Gheorghiu; at the Washington Opera he has sung as Ottavio (Don Giovanni); in France, Spain, Japan, the USA and at the VIII Moscow Easter Festival he performed the role of Il Conte di Libenskof (Il viaggio a Reims, co-production by the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Mariinsky Theatre); and at theatres in Germany, Japan, Canada and the USA he has sung as Alfredo (La traviata).
Daniil Shtoda has also performed with the Mariinsky Opera Company and
in recital in Spain, Israel, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Germany, the
Netherlands, Great Britain, Finland, Switzerland, France, Belgium,
Italy, Japan, South Korea, Canada and the USA.
Together with Larisa Gergieva he has undertaken concert tours of towns and cities in Europe, the USA and Canada as well as two recitals with a programme featuring romances by Russian composers at Carnegie Hall.
The singer has an extensive discography. With EMI (Great Britain) and AMG (Great Britain) he has released discs featuring Russian romances accompanied by Larisa Gergieva; with DELOS (USA) he has released a disc of Russian and Soviet arias in collaboration with the State Academic Chamber Orchestra of Russia under Konstantin Orbelian; and for Vox Artists in Budapest (Hungary) he has released a recording of the opera Don Giovanni (singing the role of Don Ottavio) together with Ferruccio Furlanetto (as Leporello).