Alexander Filippovich Vedernikov |

Alexander Filippovich Vedernikov |

Alexander Vedernikov

Date of birth
Date of death
Voice type
Russia, USSR

People’s Artist of the USSR (1976). In 1955 he graduated from the Moscow Conservatory (class of R. Ya. Alpert-Khasina). Laureate of the international competition of vocalists. Schumann in Berlin (1st prize, 1956), the All-Union competition for the performance of works by Soviet composers (1st prize, 1956). In 1955-58 he was a soloist at the Mariinsky Theatre. In 1957 he made his debut on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater, since 1958 he has been a soloist of this theater. In 1961 he trained at the Milan theater “La Scala” (Italy).

Vedernikov’s performance is notable for its musicality, subtle penetration into the image and style of musical works. The most successful artist of the part of the Russian classical repertoire: Melnik, Galitsky, Konchak; Pimen, Varlaam and Boris (“Boris Godunov”), Dosifey, Saltan, Susanin; Prince Yuri Vsevolodovich (“The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh …”).

Other roles: Kutuzov (War and Peace), Ramfis (Aida), Daland (Flying Dutchman), Philip II (Don Carlos), Don Basilio (The Barber of Seville). Performed as a concert singer. He was the first performer of the bass part in Sviridov’s “Pathetic Oratorio” (1959), his “Petersburg Songs” and vocal cycles to the words of R. Burns and A. S. Isahakyan.

USSR State Prize (1969) for concert programs 1967-69. From 1954 he toured abroad (France, Iraq, East Germany, Italy, England, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Austria, etc.).

Compositions: So that the soul does not become impoverished: Notes of a singer, M., 1989. A. Vedernikov. Singer, artist, artist, comp. A. Zolotov, M., 1985.

V. I. Zarubin

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