Viktor Korotich


Upcoming performances:
23 March 2024
1 April 2024

Relaxed, with soft and plastique movements, cynically good-humoured, yet not at all simple. This is a flamboyant Tomsky as interpreted by Viktor Korotich. His vocal expression and distinct volumetric pronunciation are excellent.
Nora Potapova, OperaNews.ru, 29 June 2015

Baritone

• Honoured Artist of the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania (2010)
• Recipient of the St Petersburg City Government Prize for Culture and Arts (2020; for the role of Iago in the opera Otello at the Zazerkalye theatre)
• Recipient of the Onegin National Opera Award and the Golden Sofit, St Petersburg’s most prestigious theatre prize (2018; for the role of Grigory Gryaznoi in the opera The Tsar’s Bride at the Zazerkalye theatre)
• Prize-winner at the 24th International Singing Competition of Clermont-Ferrand (2015)
• Diploma recipient at the 8th Elena Obraztsova International Competition of Young Opera Singers (St Petersburg, 2011)

Viktor Korotich was born in Nizhnevartovsk. In 2005 he graduated from the Prokofiev Donetsk State Music Academy (class of Professor Gennady Kalikin). Began his career at the Solovyanenko Donetsk Opera and Ballet Theatre.
In 2007 he entered the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers. Made his Mariinsky Theatre debut in October 2007 in a performance of Die Zauberflöte.

Mariinsky Opera soloist since 2015. Since 2018 Viktor Korotich has also been a guest soloist with the St Petersburg State Musical Theatre for Children Zazerkalye.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Don Carlos (The Stone Guest by Dargomyzhsky)
Count Tomsky and Zlatogor (The Queen of Spades)
Robert (Iolanta)
A Venetian Merchant (Sadko)
Prince Ivan-Korolevich (Kashchei the Immortal)
Pantalone (The Love for Three Oranges)
Ferdinand (Betrothal in a Monastery)
Chertokutsky (The Carriage)
Ivan (The Brothers Karamazov by Smelkov)
Alexander I and Nicholas I (The Lefthander)
Minsky (The Station Master)
Papageno (Die Zauberflöte)
Guglielmo (Così fan tutte)
Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini)
Don Alvaro (Il viaggio a Reims)
Belcore (L’elisir d’amore)
Dr Malatesta (Don Pasquale)
Marullo (Rigoletto)
Giorgio Germont (La traviata)
Count di Luna (Il trovatore)
Silvano (Un ballo in maschera)
Rodrigo (Don Carlo)
Silvio (Pagliacci)
Ford (Falstaff)
Prince Yamadori (Madama Butterfly)
Gianni Schicchi (Gianni Schicchi)
Ping (Turandot)
The Music Master and Harlequin (Ariadne auf Naxos)
Fieramosca (Benvenuto Cellini)
Valentin (Faust by Gounod)
Chorèbe (Les Troyens)
Escamillo and Dancaïre (Carmen)
Frédéric (Lakmé)
Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia, concert performance)
Hungarian Magnate in Liszt’s oratorio Die Legende von der heiligen Elisabeth, baritone part in Britten’s War Requiem

Has sung in premiere performances of Mariinsky Theatre productions of Don Carlo (2012), Faust (2013), Il barbiere di Siviglia (2014), Benvenuto Cellini (2017) and Falstaff (2018). He was the first performer of the role of Chertokutsky in the comical one-act The Carriage by Vyacheslav Kruglik, staged at the Music Festival honouring two centuries since the birth of Nikolai Gogol, and the parts of Alexander I and Nicholas I at the world premiere of Rodion Shchedrin’s opera The Lefthander at the Mariinsky Theatre (2013).

Has toured with the Mariinsky Opera Company to Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Germany and Switzerland. He is a regular participant in the Moscow Easter Festival and the Stars of the White Nights festival.

Repertoire also includes the title roles in Eugene Onegin and Aleko, the parts of Prince Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades), Ibn-Hakia (Iolanta), Prince Andrei Bolkonsky (War and Peace), Lord Henry Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor), Lescaut (Manon Lescaut) and the baritone role in Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem.

Was rewarded with an honorary diploma of the Theatre Mask of Ossetia prize for his performance of the role of Escamillo in Carmen (2010). In 2011 he was a semi-finalist at the World Opera Competition Operalia in Moscow.

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