Vyacheslav Pochapsky

Bass

Born in Moscow. In 1983, he completed his studies at the Gnesin Music College (E. Novikova’s class). In 1982, while still a student, he joined the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company.

Repertoire

Yakuside (Madama Butterfly)
Sobakin (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride)
Grand Inquisitor (Don Carlos)
Monterone, Sparafucile (Rigoletto)
Burunday (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh)
Kochubey (Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa)
Von Wierhof (Prokofiev’s Semyon Kotko)
Sciarrone (Tosca)
Zaretsky (Eugene Onegin)
Johann (Werther)
Benedictine (Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery)
A soldier, Thibaut d’Arc (Tchaikovsky’s The Maid of Orleans)
Surin (The Queen of Spades)
Prince Zhemchuzhniy (Tchaikovsky’s The Oprichnik)
Baron (Rakhmaninov’s The Miserly Knight)
Dosifey (Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina)
Galitsky (Borodin’s Prince Igor)
Rene (Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta)
Polkan, Tsar Dodon (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel)
Salieri (Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri)
Title role (Glinka’s Ivan Susanin)
Varlaam, title role (Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov)
Ramfis (Aida)
Ivan the Terrible (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Maid of Pskov)
Padre Guardiano (La Forza del destino)
Gavrila, Captain Rambal, Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky, General Beliard (Prokofiev’s War and Peace)
Priest (Shostakovich’s The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Mamyrov (The Enchantress)

He participated in a Bolshoi and Teatro Carlo Felice co-production in Genoa of Borodin’s Prince Igor.

Tours

In 1993, he sang the role of Ibn-Hakia in a Chemnitz opera house (Germany) production of Iolanta (director Peter Ustinov, conductor Mikhail Yurovsky). And in 2003, he appeared in a production of The Oprichnik at Cagliari opera house (Italy, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, director Graham Vick). In 2006, he sang Old Gipsy in a concert performance of Rakhmaninov’s Aleko in Salle Pleyel (Paris, conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev). In 2007, he participated in a concert performance of Iolanta in Verona (conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev).

Discography

Slonimsky’s The Master and Margarita — Woland, conductor M. Jurowski, 1988.
Rakhmaninov’s Aleko — Old Gipsy, conductor A. Chistyakov, Le Chant du Monde, 1994.
Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night — The Village-Head, conductor A. Chistyakov, Russian Season, 1995.
Dargomyzhsky’s The Stone Guest — Leporello, conductor A. Chistyakov, Russian Season, 1995.
Shostakovich’s The Gamblers — Alexei, conductor A. Chistyakov, Russian Season, 1997.
Rakhmaninov’s The Bells, conductor V. Polyansky, Chandos, 1999.
Rakhmaninov’s Aleko — Old Gipsy, conductor V. Fedoseyev, Relief, 2007.

Video:
Tchaikovsky’s The Maid of Orleans — Thibaut d’Arc, conductor A. Lazarev, NVC arts.

(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