The role of Alfredo was the young soloist’s debut. He coped with it better than well: it was written for his gentle and even lyric tenor voice, and such a singer is like a balsam for the ears of the audience.
Of all the heroes, particularly noteworthy was the performer of the role of Hylas (Dmitry Voropaev), who sang the aria ‘Vallon sonore’ with incredible softness, lyricism and fluidity.
• Prize-winner at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition (St Petersburg, 2000)
• Prize-winner at the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition (Helsinki, 2004)
• Prize-winner at the International Plácido Domingo Operalia Vocal Competition (2004)
Born in Baku. He graduated with distinction from the Choral School of the St Petersburg Academic Glinka Capella in 1998. Graduated with distinction from the conducting and choral faculty of the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in 2003. Made his Mariinsky Theatre debut the same year as Count Almaviva in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Vladimir Igorevich (Prince Igor)
Lensky (Eugene Onegin)
Indian Merchant (Sadko)
Simpleton (Boris Godunov)
Ivan Lykov (The Tsar’s Bride)
Fisherman (Le Rossignol)
Berendey (The Snow Maiden)
Guidon (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Orestes (Oresteia in concert)
Domizio (Cimarosa’s Cleopatra)
Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore)
Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Belfiore, Count Libenskof (Il viaggio a Reims)
Alfredo (La traviata)
Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto)
Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera)
Loris Ipanov (Fedora in concert)
Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly)
Beppe (I pagliacci)
Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni)
Ferrando (Così fan tutte)
Idomeneo (Idomeneo, rè di Creta)
Monsieur Vogelsang (Der Schauspieldirektor)
Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte)
Siegmund (Die Walküre)
Le docteur Faust (Faust)
Sailor (Tristan und Isolde)
Hylas (Les Troyens)
Nadir (Les Pêcheurs de perles in concert)
Werther (Werther in concert)
the First Jew (Salome)
Concert repertoire of the singer includes: Mozart’s Requiem, Mahler’s Lied von der Erde, Beethoven’s Christus am Ölberge and Ninth Symphony, Bach’s Coffee Cantata, Magnificat and Christmas Oratorio, Schubert’s Stabat Mater and Mass in G Minor, Händel’s Messiah, Liszt’s Faust Symphony and Stravinsky’s the Fable of the Fox, the Cock, the Tomcat and the Ram and Pulcinella.
He has performed at the Oper Graz (Austria), the Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris), the Opéra National (Bordeaux), Wigmore Hall (London) and the Concertgebouw (Bruges).
He has worked with such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Pierre Boulez, Eri Klas, Alexander Titov, Alexander Dmitriev and Gianandrea Noseda.