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11 November 2018 (Sun), 19:00 World famous Bolshoi Ballet and Opera theatre (established 1776) - Marvellous Main (Historic) Stage - Stars of the Stars  Opera Vladimir Matorin Opera Gala Performance. Best arias from different operas. In Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary

Schedule for Vladimir Matorin Opera Gala Performance. Best arias from different operas. In Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary 2019

Bass: Vladimir Matorin

Opera company: Bolshoi Opera
Orchestra: Bolshoi Theatre Symphony Orchestra

Gala Night in Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary


Conductor: Vladimir Andropov 
Director: Igor Ushakov 
Designer: Sergei Grachev 



Pyotr Tchaikovsky 
Polonaise from the opera Eugene Onegin

Pyotr Tchaikovsky 
“I Bless You, Forests” on poem by Alexei K. Tolstoy

Vladimir Matorin (bass) 

Alexander Borodin 
Gliding Dance of the Maidens  from the opera Prince Igor 

Alexander Borodin 
Aria of Khan Konchak “Are You Well, Prince?” from the opera Prince Igor

Vladimir Matorin (bass) 

Pyotr Tchaikovsky 
Aria of Joan “Yes, The Time Has Come!” from the opera The Maid of Orleans 

Elena Zelenskaya (soprano) 

Nikolai Rimsly-Korsakov 
Song of the Varangian Guest from the Opera Sadko

Vladimir Matorin (bass) 

Italian aria 

Makvala Kasrashvili (soprano) 

Modest Mussorgsky — Maurice Ravel 
“In the Capital in Kiev” from the suite Pictures at an Exhibition 

Modest Mussorgsky 
Song of Varlaam “So It Was in the City of Kazan” from the opera Boris Godunov 

Vladimir Matorin (bass) 

Modest Mussorgsky 
“The Song of the Flea” on poem from the Russian translation of Faust by J.W. von Goethe 

Vladimir Matorin (bass) 


Pavel Chesnokov 
“An Evening Victim”

Vladimir Matorin (bass) 

Alexander Alyabiev 
“Evening Bell” on poem by Ivan Kozlov 

Vladimir Matorin (bass) 

“The Legend of the Twelve Robbers” 
Russian folk song on poem by Nikolai Nekrasov (from Who Is Happy in Russia) 

Vladimir Matorin (bass) 

Russian folk song on poem reworked by V. Bogdanov and A. Olkhin 

Vladimir Matorin (bass) 

“There Stands a High Mountain” 
Ukrainian folk song on poem by Leonid Hlibov 

Vladimir Matorin (bass) 

Georgy Sviridov 
Valse from Musical illustrations for Pushkin’s novel Snowstorm 

Sergei Sadovsky 
“Steppe all around” on poem by Ivan Surikov 

Vladimir Matorin (bass) 

“From the Island to the Midstream” (Song of Stenka Razin) 
Russian folk song on poem by Dmitry Sadovnikov 

Vladimir Matorin (bass) 

Eugen Doga 
Valse from the film My Sweet and Tender Beast 

Nikolai Kharito 
“Faded Chrysanthemums” on poem by Vasily Shumsky

Vladimir Matorin (bass) 

Pyotr Bulakhov 
“Shine, Shine, My Star” on poem by Vladimir Chuevsky 

Vladimir Matorin (bass) 

Florian Hermann, Adalgiso Ferraris 
“Dark Eyes” on poem by Yevhen Hrebinka 

Vladimir Matorin (bass) 

Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, Bolshoi Theatre Chorus, Children Choir, Actors and Extras Ensemble 
Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra 


Vladimir Matorin

Born in Moscow. In 1974, he completed his studies at the State Music-Pedagogical Institute - today The Russian Gnesin Academy of Music - (Evgeny Ivanov‘s class).
From 1974-91, he was a soloist with Moscow‘s Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre.
In 1989, Boris Godunov in his interpretation was acclaimed as the best opera role of the year.
Since 1991, Vladimir Matorin has been teaching at the Russian Academy of Theatre Art where, in 1994, he was made Professor and head of the faculty of solo singing.
Matorin joined the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company, as soloist, in 1991.


His Bolshoi Theatre repertoire includes the following, among other, roles:
Prince Yuri (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov‘s The Tale of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maid Fevronia)
King Rene (Iolanta)
Don Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia)
Title role (Boris Godunov)
Title role (Mikhail Glinka‘s Life for a Tsar/Ivan Susanin)
Gremin (Eugene Onegin)
Galitsky, Konchak (Igor Borodin‘s Prince Igor)
The Old Gypsy (Sergei Rachmaninov‘s Aleko)
Tsar Dodon (Rimsky-Korsakov‘s The Golden Cockerel)
Dosifey, Ivan Khovansky (Khovanshchina)
Ramfis (Aida)
King of Clubs (Sergei Prokofiev‘s The Love of the Three Oranges)
Miller (Alexander Dargomyzhsky‘s Rusalka).
In all, Vladimir Matorin has over sixty roles in his repertoire.


He has sung at the world‘s leading opera-houses, and has been on tour to England, Italy, Ireland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic, Yugoslavia, Turkey, Greece, Estonia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, China, Japan, USA, Mongolia, South Korea, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Cyprus.
In 1993, he took part in the Wexford Festival (Ireland) in a production of Pyotr Tchaikovsky‘s The Slippers. In the same year, he sang the title role in Boris Godunov at Le Grand Theatre de Geneve.
In 1994, he sang the part of the Head in Rimsky-Korsakov‘s May Night at the Cologne Philharmonic and he sang the title role in Boris Godunov at Chicago‘s Lyric Theatre.
In 1995, he sang the part of the Head (May Night) at the Wexford Festival (conductor Vladimir Yurovsky).
In 1996, he sang Dosifey (Khovanshchina) at Opera Nantes, the title role (Boris Godunov) at the National Theatre in Prague and Pimen (Boris Godunov) at Opera Montpelier (France).
In 1997, he sang the title role (Boris Godunov) at the Grand Opera, Huston (Texas).
In 1998, he took part in a concert performance of Tchaikovsky‘s The Sorceress at London‘s Festival Hall (Royal Opera, conductor Valery Gergiev), appeared as Mendoza in Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery at Le Grand Theatre de Geneve, and as Burya-bogatyr at a concert performance of Rimsky-Korsakov‘s Kashchey the Immortal, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Festival Hall (conductor Alexander Lazarev).
In 1999, he sang Tsar Dodon (The Golden Cockerel) in a Royal Opera production at London‘s Sadlers Wells (conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky).
In 2001, he sang Mendoza (Prokofiev‘s Betrothal in a Monastery) for L’Opera National de Lyon (conductor Oleg Gaetani). In 2002, he sang Pimen (Boris Godunov) at Paris National Opera (Music director and conductor James Conlon, director Francesca Zambello), and the title role in Boris Godunov at L‘Opera National de Lyon (conductor Ivan Fischer, director Philip Himmelman, a co-production with Manheim‘s National Theatre).
In 2003, he sang the title role in Boris Godunov in theatres in Auckland and Wellington (New Zealand) and the part of Varlaam in the same opera at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden (production Andrei Tarkovsky, conductor Semyon Bychkov).
In 2004, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Pimen (conductor Semyon Bychkov), and he sang Pimen and Varlaam (Boris Godunov) at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona.
In 2005, he sang Varlaam (Boris Godunov) at Brussels‘ Theatre de la Monnaie, and also the parts of Tikhon Shcherbatov and Yamshchik Balaga (Prokofiev‘s War and Peace) at the Paris National Opera (conductor Vladimir Yurovsky, director Francesca Zambello).

Vladimir Matorin sings church music and gives a lot of concerts. He has appeared in solo concerts at the Bolshoi Theatre‘s Beethoven Hall, at government concerts in the Kremlin, in the Russian Embassies in Paris, London, Rome, Berlin, at the Deutsche Oper (Berlin), the French Senate. He appeared in Shostakovich‘s Symphony No. 14 in Montpelier (France) and he sang in Mussorgsky‘s vocal cycle Songs and Dances of Death, in Antwerp.


Vladimir Matorin‘s recordings include:
Modest Mussorgsky‘s Sorochintsy Fair - Cherevik, conductor V. Esipov, 1983; Sergei Rachmaninov‘s Aleko - The Old Gypsy, conductor D. Kitayenko, Gramzapis, 1990; Rachmaninov‘s Francesca da Rimini - Lanciotto Malatesta, conductor A. Chistyakov, 1992; Aleko - title role, conductor A. Chistyakov, Le Chant du Monde, 1994; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov‘s May Night - The Head, conductor A. Lazarev, Capriccio, 1997; Rimsky-Korsakov‘s Kashchey the Immortal - Burya-bogatyr, conductor A. Chistyakov; Vissarion Shebalin‘s The Taming of the Shrew - Hortensio.


In 1973, Matorin won 2nd prize at the International Competition of Musicians and Performers, Geneva.
In 1977, he won 2nd prize at the Glinka Competition of Singers.
In 1997, he was awarded the title of People‘s Artist of the Russian Federation.
In 2001, he was a recipient of the For Services to the Fatherland order, 4th degree.

Schedule for Vladimir Matorin Opera Gala Performance. Best arias from different operas. In Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary 2019

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