Nikolai Kazansky

Bass-baritone

Born in Moscow. In 1996, he graduated from the actors’ faculty of Russian Academy of Theatre Art. In 2002, he graduated from the vocal faculty of the Moscow State Conservatoire (Yuri Grigoiev’s class). From

1999-2000, he was probationer and, since 2001, he was been soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company.

Repertoire

Vyazemsky, Bomelius (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Maid of Pskov)
Baron Douphol (La Traviata)
Afron, Polkan (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel)
Schaunard, Colline (La Boheme)
Carnival-scarecrow, Misgir, Bermyata (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden)
Pantalone, King of Clubs (Prokofiev’s The Love for Thee Oranges)
Virgily (Rakhmaninov’s Francesсa da Rimini)
A Sacristan (Tosca)
Ping (Turandot)
A Company Commander (Eugene Onegin)
Narumov, Tomsky (Queen of Spades)
Ibn-Hakia, Bertrand (Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta)
Mathias Wiessman, Inquisitor (Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel)
Police Sergeant, Mill-hand (Shostakovich’s The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Vocal Solo (ballet Leah to music by Leonard Bernstein, Alexei Ratmansky production)
Kela (Desyatnikov’s The Children of Rosenthal)
Yakuside (Madama Batterfly)
Speaker (Die Zauberflote)
Old Footman, Metivier, Aide-de-camp, French Officer (Prokofiev’s War and Peace)
Andrei Shchelkalov, Mityusha, Nikitich (Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov)
Dancairo, Zuniga (Carmen)
Singing beggar (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia)
High Priest of Bel (Nabucco)
Second Apprentice (Wozzeck)
Frank (Die Fledermaus)
Police inspector, notary (Der Rosenkavalier)
Ivan Zhuran, Kudma (The Enchantress)

Tours

Nikolai Kazansky tours in Russia and abroad. He participated in the International Pula-2000 Festival of Contemporary Music where he performed Yuri Butsko’s monoopera The Notes of a Madman. In 2006, he took part in production of Pagliacci in Morocco

(c) Text by Bolshoi Theatre


Main Stage 1 Teatralnaya ploschad (1 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia
New Stage 4/2 Teatralnaya ploschad (4/2 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia