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234th Season

Vladimir Zhivopistsev


Prize-winner at the International Lysenko Vocalists’ Competition (3rd prize, 1981).

Born in 1954 in Belarus. Graduated from the Odessa State Conservatoire in 1982 as a baritone. Soloist from 1982–1987 with the Musorgsky Opera and Ballet Theatre and from 1988–1994 with the St Petersburg Chamber Opera Company. Trained in Italy (Osimo, 1994). As a baritone he performed the roles of Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Giorgio Germont (La traviata), Robert (Iolanta), Onegin (Eugene Onegin), Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades) and Podkolesin (The Marriage).
Joined the Mariinsky Opera Company in 1994.

His repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Polish Messenger (A Life for the Tsar)
Bayan, Finn (Ruslan and Lyudmila)
Ovlur and Yeroshka (Prince Igor)
Boyar in Attendance, Misail, Khrushchev (Boris Godunov)
Head of the Streltsy, Kuzka (Khovanshchina)
Iskra (Mazepa)
Balakin (The Enchantress)
Chekalinsky, Chaplitsky, Master of Ceremonies (The Queen of Spades)
Leshy (The Snow Maiden),
Foma Nazarich, Indian Merchant, Elder (Sadko)
First Sailor (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Japanese Ambassador (Le Rossignol)
First Croupier (The Gambler)
Apothecary, Jakob Glock (The Fiery Angel)
Interpreter (Semyon Kotko)
Lopez (Betrothal in a Monastery)
Policeman, Policeman’s Gatekeeper and Eunuch (The Nose)
Teacher (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Zinovy Borisovich, Nihilist, Coachman (Katerina Ismailova)
First Troll (The Story of Kai and Gerda)
Lackey (The Lawsuit)
Soldier (The Carriage)
Notary (La sonnambula)
Arturo Bucklaw (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Abdallo (Nabucco in concert)
Messenger (Aida)
Spoletta (Tosca)
Goro (Madama Butterfly)
Tinca (Il tabarro)
Gherardo (Gianni Schicchi)
Philistine Messenger (Samson et Dalila)
Don Curzio (Le nozze di Figaro)
Priest, First Armoured Man (Die Zauberflцte)
Knight of Brabant (Lohengrin)
Page, First Knight of the Grail (Parsifal)
Jew (Salome)
An Officer (Ariadne auf Naxos)
Vнtek (Vмc Makropulos)

Has toured to Finland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Poland, Great Britain, Portugal, Israel, France, Luxemburg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Japan, Turkey and the USA.

Mariinsky Theatre:
1 Theatre Square
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky-2 (New Theatre):
34 Dekabristov Street
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky Concert Hall:
20 Pisareva street
St. Petersburg

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