Viktor Korotich

Laid-back, with soft and plastic movements, cynically good-humoured, yet not at all simple. This is a flamboyant Tomsky interpreted by Viktor Korotich. Vocal expression with a distinct volumetric pronounciation are excellent.


• Honoured Artist of the Republic of Northern Osetia-Alania
• Prize-winner and diploma-winner of international vocal competitions
• Recipient of the Golden Sofit, St Petersburg’s most prestigious theatre prize (2018).

Born in Nizhnevartovsk. In 2005 he graduated from the Prokofiev Academy of Music in Donetsk (class of Professor Gennady Kalikin, People’s Artist of Ukraine).
From 2002 to 2007 he was a soloist at the Solovyanenko Opera and Ballet Theatre in Donetsk.
Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers since 2007.
Joined the Mariinsky Opera Company in 2015.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Count Tomsky and Zlatogor (The Queen of Spades)
A Venetian Merchant (Sadko)
Korolevich (Kashchei the Deathless)
Pantalone (The Love for Three Oranges)
Ferdinand (Betrothal in a Monastery)
Chertokutsky (The Lawsuit)
Ivan Karamazov (The Brothers Karamazov)
Alexander I, Nicholas I (The Lefthander)
Minsky (The Station Master)
Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Rodrigo (Don Carlo)
Papageno (Die Zauberflöte)
Belcore (L’elisir d’amore)
Ford (Falstaff)
Guglielmo (Così fan tutte)
Gianni Schicchi (Gianni Schicchi)
Don Alvaro (Il viaggio a Reims)
Escamillo and Dancaïre (Carmen)
Giorgio Germont (La traviata)
Conte di Luna (Il trovatore in concert)
Ping (Turandot)
Valentin (Faust)
Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia in concert)
Harlequin, the Music Master (Ariadne auf Naxos)
Chorèbe (Les Troyens)
Fieramosca (Benvenuto Cellini)

Repertoire also includes: Venetian Merchant (Sadko), Eugene Onegin (Eugene Onegin), Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades), Robert, Ibn-Hakia (Iolanta), Aleko (Aleko), Prince Andrei Bolkonsky (War and Peace), Lord Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor), Lescaut (Manon Lescaut), Chorèbe (Les Troyens), Silvio, Prologue (Pagliacci), Britten's War Requiem and Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem.

He was the first performer of the role of Chertokutsky (The Carriage), staged as part of a music festival commemorating two centuries since the birth of Nikolai Gogol (2009), and the roles of Alexander I, Nicholas I in the world premiere of Rodion Shchedrin's opera The Lefthander, staged at the Mariinsky Theatre in 2013. Diploma-winner of competition Theatrical Mask Ossetia for the role of Escamillo in the opera Carmen (2010).

Participant at the Operalia competition for young opera singers, established by Plácido Domingo.

Has toured with the Mariinsky Opera to Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Germany and Switzerland in addition to appearances at the Moscow Easter Festival (2008, 2009).

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