Artyom Krutko


Countertenor

Mariinsky Theatre Guest Soloist

• Prize-winner at the Mikhail Glinka International Vocalists' Competition (Chelyabinsk, 2005, 3rd prize)

Artyom Krutko studied classical singing at the Chelyabinsk Academy of Culture and the Arts under Professor Lyudmila Borovik, graduating in 2007. In 2011 he trained at the Opéra de Lyon, where he studied with the renowned French tenor Jean-Paul Fouchécourt. He launched his operatic career at the Chelyabinsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, at which he had performed since 2004.

Soloist with the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre in Moscow from 2015. Made his Mariinsky Theatre debut in 2008 in the premiere of Alexander Smelkov's opera The Brothers Karamazov. In 2011 he performed the role of Oberon in a premiere of a new production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. For that role, he received a nomination for the Golden Mask award.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Lel (The Snow Maiden),
the Voice of Christ (The Brothers Karamazov),
and Oberon (A Midsummer Night's Dream).

Repertoire also includes: Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Milovzor (The Queen of Spades), Fyodor (Boris Godunov), Ratmir (Ruslan and Lyudmila), Vanya (A Life for the Tsar), Akhnaten (Akhnaten by Glass), Eustazio (Rinaldo by Handel), Alcide (Alcide by Bortnyansky), Oreste (Ifigenia in Tauride by Traetta), Epafo (Fetonte by Jommelli) and Adriano (Adriano in Siria by Pergolesi) among others.

Has performed solo alto cantatas by Vivaldi and Bach, the alto parts in Handel's oratorio The Messiah, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and Mozart's Requiem and the tenor part in Bach's Kaffeekantate.

Participant in the Händel-Festspiele in Karlsruhe, the Gluck-Festspiele in Nuremberg and the Savonlinna Festival.
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