Alexey Anatolievich Markov |

Alexey Anatolievich Markov |

Alexey Markov

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Alexey Anatolievich Markov |

The voice of the soloist of the Mariinsky Theater Alexei Markov can be heard on the best opera stages in the world: at the Metropolitan Opera, the Bavarian State Opera, the Dresden Semper Oper, the Berlin Deutsche Oper, the Teatro Real (Madrid), the National Opera of the Netherlands (Amsterdam), the Bordeaux National Opera, opera houses Frankfurt, Zurich, Graz, Lyon, Monte Carlo. He was applauded by the audience at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall (New York), Wigmore Hall and Barbican Hall (London), Kennedy Center (Washington), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), the Gasteig Hall of the Munich Philharmonic … Critics unanimously note his outstanding vocal abilities and multifaceted dramatic talent.

Alexey Markov was born in 1977 in Vyborg. He graduated from the Vyborg Aviation Technical School and Music School, guitar class, played the trumpet in the orchestra, sang in the church choir. He began to study singing professionally at the age of 24 at the Academy of Young Singers of the Mariinsky Theater under Georgy Zastavny, a former soloist of the Kirov Theatre.

While studying at the Academy, Alexei Markov repeatedly became a laureate of prestigious vocal competitions in Russia and abroad: the VI International Competition for Young Opera Singers named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov (St. Petersburg, 2004, 2005st prize), the All-Russian Competition named after. ON THE. Obukhova (Lipetsk, 2005, 2006nd prize), IV International Competition for Young Opera Singers Elena Obraztsova (St. Petersburg, 2007, XNUMXst prize), International Competition Competizione dell´ Opera (Dresden, XNUMX, XNUMXnd prize), International Competition. S. Moniuszko (Warsaw, XNUMX, XNUMXst Prize).

In 2006 he made his debut at the Mariinsky Theater as Eugene Onegin. Since 2008 he has been a soloist with the Mariinsky Theatre. The singer’s repertoire includes leading baritone parts: Fyodor Poyarok (“The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia”), Shchelkalov (“Boris Godunov”), Gryaznoy (“The Tsar’s Bride”), Onegin (“Eugene Onegin”), Vedenets Guest ( “Sadko”), Yeletsky and Tomsky (“The Queen of Spades”), Robert (“Iolanthe”), Prince Andrei (“War and Peace”), Ivan Karamazov (“The Brothers Karamazov”), Georges Germont (“La Traviata”), Renato (“Masquerade Ball”), Henry Ashton (“Lucia di Lammermoor”), Don Carlos (“Force of Destiny”), Scarpia (“Tosca”), Iago (“Othello”), Amfortas (“Parsifal”), Valentine ( “Faust”), Count Di Luna (“Troubadour”), Escamillo (“Carmen”), Horeb (“Trojans”), Marseille (“La Boheme”).

The singer is a laureate of the national theater award “Golden Mask” for the part of Ivan Karamazov in the play “The Brothers Karamazov” (nomination “Opera – Best Actor”, 2009); The highest theatrical award of St. Petersburg “Golden Soffit” for the role of Robert in the play “Iolanta” (nomination “Best male role in musical theater”, 2009); international award “New voices of Montblanc” (2009).

With the Mariinsky Theater troupe, Alexei Markov performed at the Stars of the White Nights festival in St. Petersburg, the Moscow Easter, Valery festivals

Gergiev in Rotterdam (Netherlands), Mikkeli (Finland), Eilat (“Red Sea Festival”, Israel), festivals Baden-Baden (Germany), Edinburgh (UK), as well as in Salzburg, at the Mozart Festival in La Coruña (Spain) .

Alexey Markov has given solo concerts in Russia, Finland, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, France, Austria, USA, Turkey.

In 2008, he took part in the recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by V. Gergiev.

In the 2014/2015 season Alexei Markov made his debut on the stage of the San Francisco Opera House as Marseille (La Boheme), performed as Prince Yeletsky in a concert performance of The Queen of Spades at the Munich Philharmonic Hall Gasteig with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Choir conducted by Mariss Jansons, performed the role of Georges Germont (La Traviata) at the Bavarian State Opera. On the stage of the Metropolitan Opera, the singer performed the roles of Renato (Un ballo in maschera), Robert (Iolanthe) and Georges Germont (La Traviata).

Also last season, Alexei Markov performed the part of Chorebus (The Trojans) at the Edinburgh International Festival and at the International Music Festival at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden as part of the Mariinsky Theater’s foreign tour conducted by Valery Gergiev. During the same tour, he sang the part of Prince Yeletsky in a new production of the opera The Queen of Spades.

In January 2015, Deutsche Grammophon released a recording of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanthe with the participation of Alexei Markov (conductor Emmanuel Vuillaume).

In March 2015, Alexei Markov with the Chamber Choir of the Smolny Cathedral under the direction of Vladimir Begletsov presented the program “Russian Concert” of works of Russian sacred music and folk songs on the stage of the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre.

In the 2015/2016 season, the artist, in addition to numerous performances in St. Petersburg, sang at the Deutsche Oper (gala concert), the Hercules Hall of Munich and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic of Antwerp (Rachmaninov’s Bells), the Warsaw Bolshoi Theater (Robert in Iolanta) ). Ahead – participation in the performance of “The Bells” in the Center for Culture and Congress Lucerne.

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