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Avgust AMONOV

• Prize-winner at the XIX International Glinka Vocalists' Competition (Chelyabinsk, 2001)
• Prize-winner of the Irina Arkhipova Foundation (Moscow, 2004)

Avgust Amonov was born in Kazan. Graduated from the Alma-Ata State Conservatoire in 1997 (class of Professor Serkebaev).
He joined the Kazakh Abai Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in 1995, the Helikon Opera musical theatre (Moscow) in 1998 and the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre in 1999. Avgust Amonov made his Bolshoi Theatre debut in 2001 in the roles of Vaudémont (Iolanta by P. Tchaikovsky) and Alvaro (La forza del destino by G. Verdi).

Avgust Amonov became a Mariinsky Theatre soloist in 2003 (making his debut as Prince Yuri in The Enchantress by P. Tchaikovsky).

His repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes: 

  • Sobinin (A Life for the Tsar by M. Glinka);
  • Vasily Golitzin (Khovanshchina by M. Mussorgsky);
  • Vsevolod (The legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia), Yaromir (Mlada) by N. Rimsky-Korsakov;
  • Yuri (The Enchantress), Herman (The Queen of Spades), Vaudémont (Iolanta) by P. Tchaikovsky;
  • Nose (The Nose by D. Shostakovich);
  • Pierre Bezukhov (War and Peace by S. Prokofiev);
  • Nozdryov (Dead Souls by R. Shchedrin, in concert);
  • Mitya (The Brothers Karamazov by A. Smelkov);
  • Pollione (Norma by V. Bellini);
  • Ismaele (Nabucco), Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera), Manrico (Il trovatore), Arrigo (I vespri siciliani), Don Carlo (Don Carlo), Don Alvaro (La forza del destino), Radames (Aida), Gabriele Adorno (Simon Boccanegra), Otello (Otello) by G. Verdi;
  • Cavaradossi (Tosca), Luigi (Il tabarro), Calaf (Turandot) by G. Puccini;
  • Benvenuto Cellini (Benvenuto Cellini by H. Berlioz in concert);
  • José (Carmen by G. Bizet);
  • Samson (Samson et Dalila by C. Saint-Saëns);
  • Siegmund (Die Walküre), Parsifal (Parsifal) by R. Wagner;
  • Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos), The Emperor (Die Frau ohne Schatten) by R. Strauss, etc.

Avgust Amonov has worked alongside such outstanding conductors as Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Yuri Temirkanov, Nikolai Nekrasov, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Arnold Katz, Mark Ermler, Tomáš Hanus and Fuat Mansurov.

He has toured to China, Korea, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands (Concertgebouw, Amsterdam), Finland (Mikkeli Festival), Denmark, Australia, the UK (Albert Hall, Barbican Hall and the Coliseum), Croatia (Zagreb Opera), Japan (Suntory hall), France (Opéra Bastille) and Cyprus (Pafos Festival).

The singer has toured to the many countries:

  • Netherlands (the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, G. Berlioz’ Benvenuto Cellini);
  • France (Opéra Bastille, Paris, D. Shostakovich’s The Nose);
  • Great Britain (the Royal Albert Hall, N. Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mlada; English National Opera, D. Shostakovich’s The Nose; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, R. Wagner’s Die Walküre; Birmingham, R. Wagner’s Parsifal and G. Verdi’s La forza del destino; Edinburgh, R. Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten and the Barbican Centre, S. Prokofiev’s Seven, They Were Seven and A. Smelkov’s The Brothers Karamazov);
  • Spain (Madrid’s Filarmónica, P. Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and the Teatro Escorial, G. Puccini’s Tosca);
  • Macedonia (the Skopje Festival, G. Verdi’s Aida);
  • Croatia (Zagreb, G. Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera);
  • Greece (Megaron, Kalomiris’ Protomastoras and Athens, G. Verdi’s Aida);
  • Cyprus (the Pafos Festival, G. Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera);
  • Israel (the Eilat Festival, G. Verdi’s Nabucco and H. Berlioz’ Benvenuto Cellini);
  • Bulgaria (Sofia, S. Rachmaninoff’s Aleko and G. Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera);
  • Latvia (Riga, G. Verdi’s Aida and G. Puccini’s Turandot);
  • Lithuania (Vilnius, G. Verdi’s Otello, directed by Eimuntas Nekrošius);
  • Slovenia (Ljubljana, G. Verdi’s Otello and R. Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten);
  • Austria (Graz, P. Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades, directed by Peter Konwitschny);
  • Finland (the Mikkeli Festival, C. Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila, M. Glinka’s A Life for the Tsar; the Savonlinna Festival, G. Puccini’s Tosca; Helsinki, G. Verdi’s Aida and Un ballo in maschera and A. Dvořák’s Rusalka;
  • USA (New York, Metropolitan Opera, a debut in G. Verdi’s Otello; Carnegie Hall, G. Mahler’s Eighth Symphony; Colorado, Verdi’s Il trovatore and A. Dvořák’s Rusalka; Minnesota, G. Verdi’s Il trovatore; Washington, G. Verdi’s Otello and Kentucky, P. Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta;
  • as well as to China, South Korea, Canada, Denmark, Germany and Australia.

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