Graduated from the Moscow State Conservatoire with a degree in opera & symphony conducting with Prof. Gennady Rozhdestvensky. He has studied solo singing with Prof. Dmitry Vdovin at the Academy of Choral Art. He also has taken master classes in the Moscow International School of Singing.
Since 2007 he has been a soloist with the Moscow’s theatre Novaya Opera, where his repertoire includes the following, among other, roles:
Falke (Die Fledermaus)
Onegin (Eugene Onegin)
Belcore (Elisir d’amore)
Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia)
Germont (La Traviata)
Olivier (R. Strauss’ Capriccio)
Since 2010 he has been a guest soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre, where he first appeared as Dr Falke in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. He also has taken part in a concert performance of the Philippe Fénelon’s La Cerisaie (Lopakhine, world premiere). In 2012 he sang the part of Giorgio Germont (La Traviata).
In 2011 he performed the role of Guy de Montfort (Les vêpres siciliennes) at the San Carlo Theatre (Naples).
In 2012 he made his debut at the Paris National Opera in Philippe Fénelon’s La Cerisaie (Lopakhine) and at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo in the production of Boris Godunov (Shchelkalov & Rangoni).
Since 2009 Igor Golovatenko regularly takes part in Mikhail Pletnev’s Russian National Orchestra Festival (concert performances of Bizet’s Carmen, Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Grieg’s Peer Gynt and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin). He also gives numerous concerts.