2 April 2017
Alexander Gergalov’s voice sounds clear and lofty, remarkable for its unusual freedom in the upper registers. In perfect physical and vocal form, he performed the role of the romantic Silvio naturally and with polish.
• Honoured Artist of Russia
• People´s Artist of Republic North Osetia-Alania
• Order of Friendship
• Prize-winner at the All-Union Chaliapin Vocalists’ Competition (2nd prize, 1989)
• Prize-winner at the International Vocalists’ Competition in Geneva (3rd prize, 1985)
Alexander Gergalov graduated from the Leningrad State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in 1982 (class of Professor N.A. Serval).
Joined the Mariinsky Opera Company in 1991.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Shchelkalov (Boris Godunov)
Onegin (Eugene Onegin)
Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades)
Robert, Ebn-Hakia (Iolanta)
Mizgir (The Snow Maiden)
Venetian Merchant (Sadko)
Ivan Korolevich (Kashchei the Immortal)
Duke (The Miserly Knight)
Astley (The Gambler)
Andrei Bolkonsky (War and Peace)
Ivan (The Brothers Karamazov)
Don Ferdinand (Betrothal in a Monastery)
Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Malatesta (Don Pasquale)
Giorgio Germont (La traviata) < br />Renato (Un ballo in maschera)
Don Carlo (La forza del destino)
Rodrigo (Don Carlo)
Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra)
Silvio (I pagliacci)
Sharpless (Madama Butterfly)
Gianni Schicchi (Gianni Schicchi)
Michele (Il tabarro)
Chorèbe (Les Troyens)
Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro)
Papageno (Die Zauberflöte)
Alexander Gergalov has toured with the Mariinsky Opera Company to Spain, Italy, the USA (Metropolitan Opera), Japan and the UK. At the Graz Music Festival (Austria) he performed as Yeletsky in the Queen of Spades. He has performed in France, Belgium, Germany, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Finland, Portugal and Turkey.
The singer’s recordings include the operas War and Peace, the Queen of Spades, Sadko, Betrothal in a Monastery and Kashei the Immortal (Philips Classics) and a CD of songs and romances by Mily Balakirev (DML Classics).