Andrey Valentiy, bass
Andrey Valentiy’s recent performances include Khovansky in the highly acclaimed production of Khovanshchina at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Academic Music Theatre in Moscow and Gremin at the Birgitta Festival in Tallinn.
Still a student, Belorusian bass Andrey Valentiy debuted at the State Opera and Ballet Theatre of the St.Petersburg Conservatoire in 1997 and performed in concerts as a member of the“Trio of Basses” with famous bass singers Boris Shtokolov and Eugene Nesterenko.
He made his first appearance on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in the world premiere of L.Desyatnikov’s opera Children of Rosenthal in 2005. Since then he has been a guest soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre performing with this company on tour at the Savonlinna Festival in Finnland, Ljubljana Music Festival in Slovenia and Teatro alla Scala di Milano.
Andrey Valentiy became the leading bass at the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet of Belarus in 2009. His repertoire comprises Zaccaria and High Priest (Nabucco), Timur (Turandot), Colline, Ramfis, Banco, Don Bartolo (Le Nozze di Figaro), Don Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Méphistophèles (Faust), Gremin, Boris Godunov and Pimen, Dosifey and Khovansky (Khovanshchina), Konchak and Galitsky (Prince Igor), Old Gypsy (Rachmaninov’s Aleko), Miller (Dargomyzhski’s Mermaid), Mendoza (Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery), Surin (Pique Dame), King René and Bertrand (Yolanta), Moroz (The Snow Maiden), Sobakin (Tsar’s bride), Varangian guest (Sadko), Salieri (Mozart and Salieri) and Guslyar (The Tale of the invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia).