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Alexander Naumenko (Bass)

Biography

In 1985, he completed his studies at the vocal faculty of the Moscow Conservatoire (Hugo Titsís class), and in 1988 - his postgraduate work at the Conservatoire (Nina Dorliakís class).
From 1984-85, he was probationer with the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company.
From 1985-91, he went several times as a probationer to Germany, to study with Hans Hotter and to Austria, to study with Norman Shetler.
In 1985-91, he was soloist with the Moscow State Philharmonia.
In 1991, he joined the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company.

Repertoire

His Bolshoi Theatre repertoire includes the following, among other, roles:
Don Bartolo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia)
Laure, Bertrand (Tchaikovskyís The Maid of Orleans)
Nikitich, Pimen (Mussorgskyís Boris Godunov)
Ferrando (Il Trovatore)
Don Bartolo (Le Nozze di Figaro)
Colline (La Boheme)
Tom (Un Ballo in Maschera)
Tsar Dodon (Rimsky-Korsakovís The Golden Cockerel)
Celio (Prokofievís The Love for Three Oranges)
Leporello, Statue of the Commander (Dargomyzhskyís The Stone Guest)
Prince Vyazminsky (Tchaikovskyís The Oprichnik)
Rospolone (Paisielloís La Molinara)
Ivan the Terrible (Rimsky-Korsakovís The Maid of Pskov)
Salieri (Rimsky-Korsakovís Mozart and Salieri)
Miller (Dargomyzhskyís Rusalka)
Frost (Rimsky-Korsakovís The Snow Maiden)
General (Prokofievís The Gambler, first version)
Padre Guardiano (La Forza del Destino)
Ivan Khovansky (Mussorgskyís Khovanshchina)
Kochubey (Tchaikovskyís Mazeppa)
Banquo (Macbeth)
Johann Faust (Prokofievís The Fiery Angel) Ė creator of the role at the Bolshoi Theatre
Boris Timofeyevich (Shostakovichís The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Pistola (Falstaff)
Count Rostov, Marshal Davout (Prokofievís War and Peace)
Gremin (Eugene Onegin)
Burunday (Rimsky-Korsakovís The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia)

At the Russian premiere of the first version of Wagnerís Der Fliegende Hollaender, he sang the role of Daland (2004, Bolshoi Theatre, conductor Alexander Vedernikov, director Peter Konwitschny).

Tours

He tours a lot in Russia and abroad. He has an extensive concert repertoire.
He was the creator of the bass role in Shostakovichís Suite on verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti for bass and organ (2004, organ part by Herve Desarbre, Glinka Museum of Musical Culture, Moscow) and he also sang this part in Greece and France (2004-05).
He took part in a performance of Shostakovichís Anti-formalist Rayok at the Moscow Conservatoire (2004, conductor Boris Tevlin), and also in the performaces on tour in Greece and France).
He participated in the Basses of the 21st Century International Festival (2001, Samara), in the Mozartiana Festival (2003, Moscow), in a concert of Russian sacred music at the Moscow Conservatoire (2004) and in other events.
He has toured in Japan, Germany and Italy with solo concerts, accompanied by his daughter Alexandra Naumenko (piano).

He has recorded solo discs of the songs by Mussorgsky (1998), and of works by Shostakovich (2004). He took part in the recordings of works by Richard Strauss and Franz Schubert (1987, Moscow Conservatoire).

Awards

In 1984, he won the All-Union Glinka Competition for Vocalists For artistry prize.
In 1985, he won lst prize and the Elly Ameling award (for the performance of chamber works) at the International Singing Competition in Hertogenbosch (Netherlands).



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