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International competitions diplomas,
guest soloist Mariinsky (Kirov) theatre (St.Petersburg, Russia)
and Czech National Opera

IGOR GAVRILOV was born in Odessa (USSR) in 1965 and graduated from the Saint-Petersburg Conservatory in 1994 with diploma in Opera Vocal (Prof. Alekseev). He completed his postgraduate study in Opera Solo Vocal with leading professors of that discipline.

Work Experience


Participation in premiere of the opera "War and Peace" by Sergei Prokofiev (parts Dolohov and Denisov), co-production between Mariinsky theatre and Metropolitan Opera, Musical Director and Conductor: Valery Gergiev, Director: Andrei Konchalovsky.


Concert tour with program of the project "Two centuries of Russian Classical Romance" in Switzerland.


Performs Eskamolio (Bizet, "Carmen") in Japan Tour of National Theatre Prague: Oita, Tokyo (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan), Nagoya, Nagasaki, Fukushima.


Performs in The Grand Theatre (National Opera in Warsaw) - Mefistofel (Gounod “Faust”).


Performs in Mariinsky (Kirov) theater, where Igor Gavrilov took part in a premieres of operas: Verdi “La Traviata” (Baron) - conductor D. Nozeda, Prokofiev "Semen Kotko" - conductor V.Gergiev, Mozart "Le nozze di Figaro" (Bartolo) - conductor D. Nozeda.


Soloist of the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after M.Mussorgsky.


Soloist of the State Musical Theater “Rimsky-Korsakov” in St.Petersburg.


Soloist of the State Musical Theater “Saint-Petersburg opera”.

Besides work at opera theaters Igor Gavrilov concertizes, and this activity is intensive and diversified. He performs with enowned Petersburg musicians. In the 1994/1995 concert season alone he interpreted part Colline in “La Boheme” with conductor Maris Yansons and part bass in “Messia” Händel with conductor Ravil Martinov and appeared in any concerts in prestigious concert halls.

Igor Gavrilov interpreted vocal works by contemporary composers (Gavrilin, Slonimsky) and often is their premier performer. Igor Gavrilov has recordings on the Russian Radio and TV.


West European operas
Mefistofel (Gounod, “Faust”)
Scarpia (Puccini, “Tosca”)
Eskamilio (Bizet, "Karmen")
Don Giovanni (Mozart, “Don Giovanni”)
Leporello (Mozart, “Don Giovanni”)
Figaro (Mozart, “Le Nozze di Figaro”)
Zaccaria (Verdi, "Nabucco")
Basilio (Rossini, "Il barbiere di Siviglia")
Colline (Puccini, "La Boheme")
Bartolo (Mozart, “Le Nozze di Figaro”)
Il Conte (Mozart, “Le Nozze di Figaro”)
Don Alfonso (Mozart, “Cosi fan tutti”)
Mazetto (Mozart, “Don Giovanni”)
Ferrando (Verdi, "Il Trovatore")
Bartolo (Rossini, "Il barbiere di Siviglia")
Klingsor (Wagner, "Parsifal")

Russian operas
Tomsky (Tchaikovsky, “Pikovaya dama”)
Rene (Tchaikovsky, “Iolanta”)
Gremin (Tchaikovsky, “Eugene Onegin”)
Dolohov and Denisov (Sergei Prokofiev, "War and Peace")
Varlaam (Mussorgsky, "Boris Godunov")
Maluta-Skuratov (Rimsky-Korsakov, “The Tchar’s Bride”)
Sobakin (Rimsky-Korsakov, “The Tchar’s Bride”)
Tsar Dodon (Rimsky-Korsakov, "Gold Cock")
Atamansha (Bunevich, "The story of Kay and Gerda")
Melnik (Dargomyzhsky, "Rusalka")

Cantatas and oratorios
Handel "Messia"
Haydn "Creation of the world"
Bah "Die Schopfung"
Mozart "Requiem"
Verdi "Requiem"

Vocal chamber music
Solos programs of Russian composers (Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Krorsakov, Rachmaninov)
Solos programs of contemporary Russian composers (Shostakovich, Gavrilin, Slonimsky)

  The first CD of the Project: Two Centuries of Russian Classical Romance.

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