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Nikolai Kazansky (Bass-baritone)

Biography

Born in Moscow. In 1996, he graduated from the actors’ faculty of Russian Academy of Theatre Art. In 2002, he graduated from the vocal faculty of the Moscow State Conservatoire (Yuri Grigoiev’s class). From 1999-2000, he was probationer and, since 2001, he was been soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company.

Repertoire

Vyazemsky, Bomelius (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Maid of Pskov)
Baron Douphol (La Traviata)
Afron, Polkan (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel)
Schaunard, Colline (La Boheme)
Carnival-scarecrow, Misgir, Bermyata (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden)
Pantalone, King of Clubs (Prokofiev’s The Love for Thee Oranges)
Virgily (Rakhmaninov’s Francesсa da Rimini)
A Sacristan (Tosca)
Ping (Turandot)
A Company Commander (Eugene Onegin)
Narumov, Tomsky (Queen of Spades)
Ibn-Hakia, Bertrand, King Rene (Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta)
Mathias Wiessman, Inquisitor (Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel)
Police Sergeant, Mill-hand (Shostakovich’s The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Vocal Solo (ballet Leah to music by Leonard Bernstein, Alexei Ratmansky production)
Kela (Desyatnikov’s The Children of Rosenthal)
Yakuside (Madama Batterfly)
Speaker (Die Zauberflote)
Old Footman, Metivier, Aide-de-camp, French Officer (Prokofiev’s War and Peace)
Andrei Shchelkalov, Mityusha, Nikitich (Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov)
Dancairo, Zuniga (Carmen)
Singing beggar (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia)
High Priest of Bel (Nabucco)
Second Apprentice (Wozzeck)
Frank (Die Fledermaus)
Police inspector, notary (Der Rosenkavalier)
Ivan Zhuran, Kudma (The Enchantress)
Marquis D’Obigny (La Traviata)
An arm-chair, A tree (L’enfant et les Sortilèges)
Alessio (La sonnambula)
Daland (Der fliegende Holländer)
A Monk (Don Carlo)
Malyuta Skuratov (The Tsar’s Bride)
Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte)

Tours

Nikolai Kazansky tours in Russia and abroad. He participated in the International Pula-2000 Festival of Contemporary Music where he performed Yuri Butsko’s monoopera The Notes of a Madman.

Events with Nikolai Kazansky (Bass-baritone)

28
May
Tuesday
Opera
Cosi Fan Tutte, a comic tale of love tested by deception and seduction. The title, literally transla...Show more
Cosi Fan Tutte, a comic tale of love tested by deception and seduction. The title, literally translated, “thus do they all” suggests that women are easily seduced and quick to fly from the arms of one love to another. The opera was a great success in its day, but for most of the nineteenth through the first half of the twentieth century, its subject matter was deemed too racy for public consumption. Since that time, it has returned to the standard repertoire and, according to recent tabulations, is the eleventh most popular opera being performed today. Full info
Bass-baritone: Nikolai Kazansky
Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
Soprano: Anna Aglatova
Soprano: Olga Seliverstova

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30
May
Thursday
Opera
Cosi Fan Tutte, a comic tale of love tested by deception and seduction. The title, literally transla...Show more
Cosi Fan Tutte, a comic tale of love tested by deception and seduction. The title, literally translated, “thus do they all” suggests that women are easily seduced and quick to fly from the arms of one love to another. The opera was a great success in its day, but for most of the nineteenth through the first half of the twentieth century, its subject matter was deemed too racy for public consumption. Since that time, it has returned to the standard repertoire and, according to recent tabulations, is the eleventh most popular opera being performed today. Full info
Bass-baritone: Nikolai Kazansky
Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
Soprano: Anna Aglatova
Soprano: Olga Seliverstova
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13
June
Thursday
Opera
Don Carlo contains a host of vividly drawn characters, depicted through some of Verdi’s most complex...Show more
Don Carlo contains a host of vividly drawn characters, depicted through some of Verdi’s most complex music. The chilling Grand Inquisitor imposes his will in thunderous, dark-toned music, while the revolutionary Marquis of Posa sings a stirring duet with Don Carlos in praise of freedom. And in Eboli and Elizabeth, Verdi created two of his most sympathetic heroines. Verdi's music masterfully controls the twisting and turning story. Vivid orchestral colours and affecting melodies manipulate his audience to devastating effect: we love, we hate, we turn and sympathise as each note reveals a little more of these complex, charismatic characters. Full info
Baritone: Vasily Ladyuk
Bass: Dmitry Ulyanov
Bass-baritone: Nikolai Kazansky
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
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15
June
Saturday
Opera
Don Carlo contains a host of vividly drawn characters, depicted through some of Verdi’s most complex...Show more
Don Carlo contains a host of vividly drawn characters, depicted through some of Verdi’s most complex music. The chilling Grand Inquisitor imposes his will in thunderous, dark-toned music, while the revolutionary Marquis of Posa sings a stirring duet with Don Carlos in praise of freedom. And in Eboli and Elizabeth, Verdi created two of his most sympathetic heroines. Verdi's music masterfully controls the twisting and turning story. Vivid orchestral colours and affecting melodies manipulate his audience to devastating effect: we love, we hate, we turn and sympathise as each note reveals a little more of these complex, charismatic characters. Full info
Baritone: Vasily Ladyuk
Bass: Dmitry Ulyanov
Bass-baritone: Nikolai Kazansky
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
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20
June
Thursday
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There are few productions in the world of opera that could compete with this lyrical drama. It is no...Show more
There are few productions in the world of opera that could compete with this lyrical drama. It is not pretentious, convoluted or emotional — here, the art of opera and the real world collide. It was not by chance that Puccini turned to the only book by Murger that survived its author: The composer knew the protagonists very well: at times, during his studies at the Milan Conservatory, he too had to go without food, just like them. Later, at the time of success and financial independence, he was a centre of the crowd of artists, painters and writers, nicknamed on his initiative ‘The Bohemian Club.’ The composer conceived the idea of the opera in 1893. The opera was created to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica (1853-1919) and Giuseppe Giacosa (1847-1906), yet it was Puccini who shaped the plan and sketched the characters of the protagonists, who differ from those in the original. Puccini was absorbed by the opera and started composing it in 1894, when the libretto wasn’t ready yet. Puccini wrote his opera La bohème contemporaneously with Leoncavallo’s own treatment of the same story. The rivalry ended in a quarrel. By the end of 1985 Puccini’s La bohème was ready and received its première on 1 February 1896 in Turin. Full info
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26
June
Wednesday
Opera
No man can resist Carmen’s gypsy charms, but when she’s ready to move on, watch out! A riveting dram...Show more
No man can resist Carmen’s gypsy charms, but when she’s ready to move on, watch out! A riveting drama of love and jealousy, filled with famously alluring melodies and captivating dances, Carmen is one of the world’s most popular operas. With dazzling bursts of color, a thrilling production brings the sights and sounds of Seville to life, from the dusty town center to the clamor of the bullring. Bizet’s immortal score overflows with one delight after another, a music lover’s hit parade of opera’s most intoxicating melodies. Full info
Baritone: Alexander Miminoshvili
Baritone: Konstantin Shushakov
Bass-baritone: Nikolai Kazansky
Conductor: Anton Grishanin
Composer: Georges Bizet
Mezzo soprano: Julia Mazurova
Soprano: Anna Aglatova
Soprano: Olga Seliverstova
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29
June
Saturday
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Giuseppe Verdi set aside his project of adapting King Lear – never to be completed – to create the o...Show more
Giuseppe Verdi set aside his project of adapting King Lear – never to be completed – to create the opera that would eventually become Un ballo in maschera. He selected a pre-existing libretto by Eugène Scribe (originally created for French composer Daniel Auber) on the story of the reformist Swedish king Gustav III, who was assassinated at a masked ball in 1792. The subject was not at all to the taste of the notoriously prickly censors in Naples, who in addition to wanting the setting and period changed demanded that the murder take place offstage. Verdi angrily refused, and sought another theatre to stage the work. The considerably more liberal Teatro Apollo in Rome still insisted a fictional setting be used; Verdi had little choice but to relent, and transformed King Gustav into Riccardo, governor of Boston. The opera was first performed on 17 February 1859 and was an immediate success. Full info
Baritone: Elchin Azizov
Baritone: Yuri Syrov
Bass-baritone: Nikolai Kazansky
Mezzo soprano: Yelena Manistina
Soprano: Anna Aglatova
Mezzo soprano: Yelena Manistina
Soprano: Anna Aglatova
Soprano: Dinara Alieva
Tenor: Stanislav Mostovoy
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July
Monday
Opera
Giuseppe Verdi set aside his project of adapting King Lear – never to be completed – to create the o...Show more
Giuseppe Verdi set aside his project of adapting King Lear – never to be completed – to create the opera that would eventually become Un ballo in maschera. He selected a pre-existing libretto by Eugène Scribe (originally created for French composer Daniel Auber) on the story of the reformist Swedish king Gustav III, who was assassinated at a masked ball in 1792. The subject was not at all to the taste of the notoriously prickly censors in Naples, who in addition to wanting the setting and period changed demanded that the murder take place offstage. Verdi angrily refused, and sought another theatre to stage the work. The considerably more liberal Teatro Apollo in Rome still insisted a fictional setting be used; Verdi had little choice but to relent, and transformed King Gustav into Riccardo, governor of Boston. The opera was first performed on 17 February 1859 and was an immediate success. Full info
Baritone: Elchin Azizov
Baritone: Yuri Syrov
Bass-baritone: Nikolai Kazansky
Mezzo soprano: Yelena Manistina
Soprano: Anna Aglatova
Mezzo soprano: Yelena Manistina
Soprano: Anna Aglatova
Soprano: Dinara Alieva
Tenor: Stanislav Mostovoy
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9
July
Tuesday
Opera
Baritone: Elchin Azizov
Bass-baritone: Nikolai Kazansky
Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
Soprano: Agunda Kulaeva
Soprano: Olga Seliverstova
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