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Yevgeny Akimov (Tenor)


•Recipient of the Golden Mask Russian theatre prize (1996, 2003).
•Diploma-recipient of the Golden Sophit, St Petersburg's highest theatre prize.
•Prize-winner at the I International Pechkovsky Competition (St Petersburg, 1994).

Born in 1967 in Leningrad. Graduated from the vocal faculty of the Leningrad State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of L. Morozov).
Soloist with the "Zazerkalye" Children's Music Theatre from 1991, where he performed the roles of Finist (The Tale of Finist the Falcon), Nemorino (L'elisir d'amore) and Tamino (Die Zauberflote).
Mariinsky Theatre soloist since 1996.

Repertoire includes over thirty roles, among them:
Bayan (Ruslan and Lyudmila),
Prince Vladimir (Prince Igor),
God's Fool (Boris Godunov),
Indian Merchant (Sadko),
Ivan Lykov (The Tsar's Bride),
Lensky (Eugene Onegin),
Andrei (Mazepa),
Prince Sinodal (The Demon),
Mikola (Semyon Kotko),
Cassio (Otello),
Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto),
Don Antonio (Betrothal in a Monastery),
Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni),
Alfredo (La traviata),
Froh (Das Rheingold),
Daland's Steersman (Der Fliegende Hollander),
Rodolfo (La Bohime),
Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor),
Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi),
Narraboth (Salome),
Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly).

Has performed at the world's leading theatres, among them the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Covent Garden and the Grand Opera.
Has taken part in joint productions of the Mariinsky Theatre and San Francisco Opera (Prokofiev's Betrothal in a Monastery) and La Scala (Musorgsky's Boris Godunov) in addition to various projects with the world's leading singers, such as Giuseppe Giacomini (Otello), Placido Domingo (Parsifal) and Ferruccio Furlanetto (Boris Godunov).

In 2002 at Rome's Accademia Santa Cecilia he performed as Zinovy Borisovich in Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk under the baton of Mstislav Rostropovich.
In 2003 together with Maestro Gergiev, he performed at the opening of the season at Carnegie Hall, performing the cycle From Jewish Folk Poetry by Shostakovich. The same year he took part in the premiere of Rodion Shchedrin's new opera The Enchanted Traveller, conducted by Lorin Maazel (Avery Fisher Hall, New York).
In 2002-2003, he toured with the State Musical Theatre of Rostov on Don to the UK, performing as Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) and Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia).
Regularly works with the National Opera of Moldova and takes part in the Maria Bieshu Invita festival.
Performed as Don Antonio (Prokofiev's Betrothal in a Monastery) in 2004 at the Teatro Regio (Turin).
Frequently performs concerts at St Petersburg's most prestigious chamber music venues.

CD recordings include Boris Godunov, Betrothal in a Monastery, Prince Igor, The Tsar's Bride, Love for Three Oranges, Semyon Kotko and The Demon.

Events with Yevgeny Akimov (Tenor)

Stravinsky's Le Rossignol (The Nightingale) is a "musical fairy tale" based on the story by Hans Chr...Show more
Stravinsky's Le Rossignol (The Nightingale) is a "musical fairy tale" based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen. It is an opera in three acts, scored for full orchestra with optional guitar and mandolin parts. According to Stravinsky, he chose a Hans Christian Andersen tale out of nostalgia for his boyhood. It is considered a short work for an opera--about forty-five minutes--and its three acts, as Eric White notes, are more like three scenes in a single-act opera. Full info
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The libretto of the opera is based on the jewel of ancient Russian literature - The Tale of Igor's C...Show more
The libretto of the opera is based on the jewel of ancient Russian literature - The Tale of Igor's Campaign. Text and music were being written for 18 years but were finished by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Glazunov after the composer’s death. The opera also includes famous The Polovetsian Dances – a bright vocal-choreographic scene that has become a legend. For the 1890 premiere of Prince Igor the spirit of the wild dances was conveyed by choreographer Leo Ivanov, a co-author of the famous ballet Swan Lake. Full info
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