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Gilmanov Valery (Bass)

Valery Gilmanov


Graduated from Novosibirsk State Conservatory (Alexei Levitsky’s class).
From 1994, soloist with the Novosibirsk State Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
From 2000, soloist with Moscow’s Novaya Opera Company.
Since 2002, he has been a soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company.


His repertoire at the Bolshoi Theatre includes the following roles:
Frost (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden)
Ivan Khovansky (Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina)
Orlik (Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa)
King of Clubs (Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges)
Sobakin, Malyuta Skuratov (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride)
Inquisitor (Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel)
Varlaam (Boris Godunov)
Title role (Glinka’s Ivan Susanin)
Polkan (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel)
Daland (Der Fliegende Hollaender)
Farlaf (Ruslan and Ludmila)
Boris Timofeyevich (Shostakovich’s The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Mussorgsky (Desyatnikov’s The Children of Rosenthal)
Sarastro (Die Zauberfloete)
Balaga, General Yermolov (Prokofiev’s War and Peace)
Uncle Bonze (Madama Butterfly)
Zaretsky (Eugene Onegin)
Bedyay (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia)
First Apprentice (Wozzeck)
Police inspector, Notary (Der Rosenkavalier)
Kichiga (The Enchantress)

Also in repertoire:
Konchak (Borodin’s Prince Igor)
Gremin (Eugene Onegin)
Miller (Dargomyzhsky’s Rusalka)
Ramfis (Aida)
Colline, Benoit (La Boheme)
Abimelech, An old hebrew (Samson et Dalila)
Ghost of Hamlet’s father (Thomas’ Hamlet)
Loredano (Verdi’s I Due Foscari)
Sparafucile (Rigoletto)


Toured in Portugal, Spain, Thailand.
He sang the part of Boris Timofeyevich (The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) in Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the Argentine in 2000 as part of the Mstislav Rostropovich world project.
In 2005, he took part in a concert performance of Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol in Copenhagen (conductor Alexander Vedernikov).


Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila — Farlaf, conductor A. Vedernikov, PentaTone сlassic, 2004.

(c) Text by Bolshoi Theatre

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