6 April 2020
• Nominee for Lithuania’s most prestigious theatre prize the Golden Stage Cross for the role of Golaud in the opera Pelléas et Mélisande (Vilnius City Opera, 2015)
• Recipient of the Golden Sofit, St Petersburg’s most prestigious theatre prize, for the role of Golaud in the opera Pelléas et Mélisande (“Best Male Role in Opera”, 2012)
• Recipient of a prize from the St Petersburg Theatre-Goer Audience Society in the category “Best Performer” for the role of Golaud in Claude Debussy’s opera Pelléas et Mélisande (2012)
• International Competition prize-winner (1999)
Yevgeny Ulanov was born in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). Graduated from the Moscow State Gnesins Academy in 1991 (class of Professor Eizen). Trained in Italy in 1989 under Professor Mariotti. From 1990-92 he participated in concerts and festivals as part of the New Names programme. Soloist with the St Petersburg Chamber Opera Company from 1994. Since 1997, he has collaborated with the St Petersburg Chamber Chorus, directed by Nikolai Kornev.
In 1999 Yevgeny Ulanov was invited by the Mariinsky Theatre to perform the role of Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni), and in 2000 he became a Mariinsky Theatre soloist.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
A Lutheran Pastor (Khovanshina)
Village-head (Christmas Eve)
Mr Astley, Unlucky Gambler (The Gambler)
Ruprecht (The Fiery Angel)
Don Carlos (Betrothal in a Monastery)
Denisov, Metivier, Jacqueau, General Belliard (War and Pease)
A father, A caretaker, A policeman (The Nose)
the Landowner Mussyalevich (The Brothers Karamazov)
Police Master (Dead souls)
Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra in concert)
Marcello (La bohème)
Cesare Angelotti (Tosca)
Sharpless, Prince Yamadori (Madama Butterfly)
Jake Wallace (La fanciulla del West)
Amantio di Nicolao (Gianni Schicchi)
Escamillo and Moralès (Carmen)
Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro)
Marquis d’Obigny (La traviata)
Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni)
Guglielmo (Così fan tutte)
Papageno (Die Zauberflöte)
Don Fernando (Fidelio, in concert)
Donner (Das Rheingold)
Messenger of the Spirits (Die Frau ohne Schatten)
Golaud (Pelléas et Mélisande)
High Priest of Dagon (Samson et Dalila)
The singer's repertoire also includes the roles of Eugene Onegin (Eugene Onegin), Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades), Andrei Shchelkalov (Boris Godunov), Amonasro (Aida) and the baritone parts in oratorios by Bach, Händel and Donizetti.
Yevgeny Ulanov sang in the Russian premieres of Donizetti’s Messa di Requiem and Händel’s oratorio The Passion of Christ.
He has toured with the Mariinsky Opera Company to Baden-Baden, Berlin, Brussels, Vienna, London, Cardiff, Madrid, Rotterdam, Paris, Turin, Melbourne, Astana, Muscat and cities throughout Japan.
He has given concerts in Moscow, Paris and Vienna and in towns and cities in Finland, the USA, Denmark, Sweden and Italy. In 2006 he toured the Netherlands, appearing as Don Giovanni in Mozart’s opera of the same name.