Roman Muravitsky (Tenor)|
Born in the town of Kiselyovsk, Kemerovo province. In 1989, he enrolled at the music faculty of Irkutsk Pedagogical Institute (bayan class) where, under the influence of his teacher, N. Vasileva, he began to study singing seriously. From 1989-92, he was a member of the chorus at the Irkutsk Music Theatre.
In 1997, he completed his studies at the Moscow Conservatory (Evgeny Kibkalo`s class) and in the same year he was a diploma-winner at the 2nd Sergei Rachmaninov Competition. In 1996, he joined Moscow`s Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre where he sang the following roles:
Title Role (Guiseppe Verdi`s Ernani)
Rodolfo (La Boheme)
Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly)
Nemorino (L`Elisir d`amore)
Nikeas (Jules Massenet`s Thais)
Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus)
Lensky (Eugene Onegin)
Gvidon (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov`s Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Bayan (Mikhail Glinka`s Ruslan and Lyudmila)
Antonio (Sergei Prokofiev`s Betrothal in a Monastery)
In 2002, the Bolshoi Theatre invited Roman Muravitsky as guest artist to sing Golitsyn in the premiere performances of Khovanshchina (director Yuri Alexandrov) and Calaf at the premiere of Turandot (director Francesca Zambello).
In 2003, Muravitsky joined the Bolshoi Opera Company.
In 2004, at the premiere of the Bolshoi Theatre`s first production of Prokofiev`s opera The Fiery Angel he sang the part of Agrippa of Nettesheim (conductor Alexander Verdernikov, director Francesca Zambello, designer Georgy Tsypin).
In the same year, at the Bolshoi Theatre`s Russian premiere of the first version of Richard Wagner`s Der Fliegende Holländer, he sang the part of Eric (conductor Alexander Vedernikov, director Peter Konwitschny, designer Johannes Leiacker).
In November 2004, at the premiere performances of Dmitry Shostakovich`s Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk, he sang the role of Sergei (conductor Zoltan Peshko, director Temur Chkheidze, designer Yuri Gegeshidze).
In 2005, at the world premiere of Leonid Desyatnikov`s The Children of Rosenthal he sang the role of Mozart (conductor Alexander Vedernikov, director Eimuntas Nekrosius, designer Marius Nekrosius).
In the same year, he sang the part of Pinkerton at the Bolshoi Theatre premiere of Robert Wilson`s production of Madama Butterfly.
Also in his repertoire at the Bolshoi
Andrei Khovansky (Khovanshchina)
The Pretender (Boris Godunov)
Herman (The Queen of Spades)
Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca)
Pierre Bezukhov (Sergei Profiev`s War and Peace)
From 1999-2001, he was a regular participant in the concert program of the Mosel Festival (Trier, Saarbruken); he sang the part of Lensky at the Week of Russian Culture Festival at Cannes; the part of Almerik (Iolanta, conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev) at the Klangbogen Festival in Vienna.
In 2003, he appeared as Jose (Carmen) at the Samara Spring Festival.
In 2004, he sang Radames at the premiere performances of Aida at Estonia National Opera (conductor Arvo Volmer, an Estonia National Opera and Malmo Theatre of Opera and Music co-production).
In 2005, he took part in a concert performance at the Big Hall of the Moscow Conservatory of Osip Kozlovsky`s opera Fingal (conductor Alexander Rudin); he sang the part of Eric at a Latvian National Opera production of Die Fliegende Hollaender; the title role of Camille Saint-Saens`s opera Samson et Dalila (conductor Arvo Volmer) at concert performances at Estonia National Opera and the Savonlinna Festival; in a new production of Boris Godunov at the Opera Bastille, he sang the role of The Pretender (conductor Alexander Vedernikov, director Francesca Zambello).
In 2006, he sang the role of Jose (Carmen) at the Savonlinna Festival.
He has an extensive concert program. The concert performances he has given in recent years include: appearances at the Tver Music Seasons Festival (2003), at the Russian National Orchestra`s Unknown Glinka concert project (Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, 2004); and at the Baltic Seasons Festival, Kaliningrad (2005).