Yevgeny Akimov

Tenor

Born in 1967 in Leningrad. Graduated from the vocal faculty of the Leningrad State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (L. Morozov's class).
Soloist with the Zazerkalye Children's Music Theatre from 1991, where he performed the roles of Finist (The Tale of Finist the Falcon), Nemorino (L'elisir d'amore) and Tamino (Die Zauberfloete).
Maryinsky Theatre soloist since 1996.

Repertoire

Bayan (Ruslan and Ludmila)
Prince Vladimir (Prince Igor)
Simpleton (Boris Godunov)
Andrei Khovansky (Khovanshchina)
Indian Merchant (Sadko)
Ivan Lykov (The Tsar's Bride)
Tsar Berendey (The Snow Maiden)
Lensky (Eugene Onegin)
Andrei (Mazeppa)
Prince Sinodal (The Demon)
Dante (Francesca da Rimini)
Fisherman (Le rossignol)
Mikola (Semyon Kotko)
Don Antonio (Betrothal in a Monastery)
Zinovy Borisovich (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Flogged Monk, Prince, Magnetiser, Old Man in the Woods, Storyteller (Rodion Shchedrin's The Enchanted Traveller)
Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia)
Duke (Rigoletto)
Alfredo (La Traviata)
Cassio (Otello)
Rodolfo (La Boheme)
Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly)
Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi)
Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni)
Daland's Steersman (Der Fliegende Hollander)
Froh (Das Rheingold)
Narraboth (Salome)
the tenor parts in Mozart's Requiem, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Mahler's Eighth Symphony.

Tours

Has performed at the world's leading theatres, among them the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Covent Garden and Paris National Opera.
Has taken part in joint productions of the Maryinsky Theatre and San Francisco Opera (Prokofiev's Betrothal in a Monastery), La Scala (Musorgsky's Boris Godunov), Teatro Lirico di Cagliari (Prokofiev's Semyon Kotko) in addition to various projects with the world's leading singers, such as Giuseppe Giacomini (Otello), Placido Domingo (Parsifal) and Ferruccio Furlanetto (Boris Godunov).
In 2001, he took part in a concert performance of Stravinsky’s Mavra in Los Angeles (conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen).
In 2002 at Rome's Accademia Santa Cecilia he performed the role of Zinovy Borisovich in Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk under the baton of Mstislav Rostropovich.
In 2003 he appeared at the opening of the season at Carnegie Hall, performing the cycle From Jewish Folk Poetry by Shostakovich (conductor Valery Gergiev). The same year he took part in the premiere of Rodion Shchedrin's The Enchanted Traveller, conducted by Lorin Maazel (Avery Fisher Hall, New York).
In 2002-2003, he toured with the Rostov's State Musical Theatre to the UK, performing roles of Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) and Count Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia).
In 2005, he sang Don Ottavio at Teatro Regio, Turin (Don Giovanni, conductor Gianandrea Noseda, director Michele Placido) and took part in the Stresa International Music Festival (Italy).
In 2006, he performed Lensky at the State Theatre in Karlsruhe.
In 2007, he took part in a concert performance of Katerina Izmaylova at Theatre du Chatelet (Orchestre National de France, conductor Tugan Sokhiev), of Iolanta in Toulouse (Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, conductor Tugan Sokhiev) and of Boris Godunov at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen).
In 2009, he sang Mikola (Semyon Kotko) in Cagliari (Teatro Lirico di Cagliari and Maryinsky Theatre co-production).

Regularly works with the National Opera of Moldova and takes part in the Maria Bieshu Invita festival. 
Frequently performs concerts at St Petersburg's most prestigious chamber music venues.

CD recordings include: Boris Godunov, Betrothal in a Monastery, Prince Igor, The Tsar's Bride, Love for Three Oranges, Semyon Kotko and The Demon.

Awards

Prize-winner at the I International Pechkovsky Competition (St Petersburg, 1994).
Recipient of the Golden Mask Russian national theatre prize (1997; 2002) and the Zolotoy Sofit, St Petersburg's most prestigious theatre prize.

© Bolshoi Theatre


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