Biography

 

Evgeny Igorevich Nikitin (born 30 September 1973 in Murmansk *1) is a Russian bass-baritone opera singer. 

He entered the Saint Petersburg conservatory in 1992. Aged 23, he has become a soloist with the Mariinsky Theatre and was soon invited to major theaters and festivals through Europe, the Americans and Asia. He is particularly known for his roles in Russian opera such as Boris Godunov, Prince Igor, Shaklovity and Demon, but has also had success in Wagnerian roles as Der Holländer, Wotan and Amfortas. Wagnerian roles occupy a special position in his repertorie.

 

• Honoured Artist of Russia

• Prize-winner at the International Pechkovsky Opera Singers’ Competition (1996, St Petersburg)

• Prize-winner at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition (1998, St Petersburg)

• Prize-winner at the International Tchaikovsky Competition (1998, Moscow)

• Recipient of the Golden Sofit, St Petersburg’s most prestigious theatre prize, for the role of Grigory Gryaznoi in the opera The Tsar’s Bride (“Best role in musical theatre”, 2005)

 

*1 Murmansk is located on the Kola Peninsula in northern European Russia on the Barents Sea (not in Siberia!).

 

 

 

Links

Mariinsky Theatre

 

IMG Artists

 

Operabase

Repertorie

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Concert-highlights

 

Messa da Requiem (bass)    
Giuseppe Verdi

 

Sinfonie Nr. 9 d-moll Ode An die Freude (bass)  

Ludwig van Beethoven

 

Songs and Dances of Death (bass-baritone)      

Modest Mussorgsky

 

Romeo et Juliette (Friar Lawrence)      
Hector Berlioz

 

8 Sinfonie in Es-Dur: Sinphonie der Tausend (bass)       Gustav Mahler

 

The Bell (baritone)      
Sergei Rachmaninoff

 

Some Russian folk music

 

Opera-highlights

 

Ruslan and Lyudmila  (Ruslan)

Boris Godunov  (Boris Godunov, Shchelkalov, Rangoni, Varlaam)

Khovanshchina  (Shaklovity )

Prince Igor   (Prince Igor, Prince Galitsky)

Eugene Onegin  (Eugene Onegin)

The Queen of Spades  (Tomsky)

Iolanta  (Ebn-Hakia)

Aleko  (Aleko)

The Tsar’s Bride  (Gryaznoi)

The Demon  (Demon)

The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia  (Gusliar)

The fiery Angel  (Ruprecht, Faust)

Semyon Kotko  (Remenuik)

War and Peace  (Dolokhov, Denisov)

Oedipus Rex  (Creonte, Narrator)

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk  (Chief of Police)

Macbeth  (Banco)

Aida (Ramfis)

La traviata  (Baron Duphol)

La forza del destino  (Marchese di Calatrava)

Don Carlo  (Philip II)

Otello  (Lodovico)

La boheme  (Colline)

Tosca  (Baron Scarpia)

Il prigioniero (The Prisoner)

Samson et Dalila  (High Priest of Dagon)

Le nozze di Figaro  (Figaro)

Don Giovanni  (Don Giovanni)

Fidelio  (Don Pizarro)

Der Fliegende Holländer  (Holländer)

Lohengrin  (Heinrich der Vogel,

Friedrich vonTelramund, Herrufer)

Das Rheingold  (Wotan, Fasolt)

Die Walkure  (Wotan)

Siegfried  (Wanderer)

Götterdämmerung   (Gunther)

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg  (Veit  Pogner)

Parsifal  (Amfortas, Klingsor)

Tristan und Isolde (Kurwenal)

Salome  (Jochanaan)

Elektra  (Orest)

 

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