Valery Borisov

People's artist of Russian Federation


Born in Leningrad. In 1968, he completed his studies at the Choir College attached to the Leningrad Academic Glinka Choir. He also graduated from two faculties of the Leningrad Conservatoire: from the Choir Conducting faculty (1973) and the Opera-Symphonic Conducting faculty (1978). From 1976-86, he was conductor of the Leningrad Academic Glinka Choir. From 1988-2000, he was chief chorus-master and a conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre. He rehearsed with the Mariinsky Theatre Chorus upwards of 70 operatic, cantata-oratorio and symphonic works. Since 1996, he has been senior lecturer of the Saint-Petersburg Conservatoire, artistic leader and conductor of the Saint-Petesrburg Mozarteum, an arts association combining a Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Chorus. He is a Gold Sofit prizewinner. With the Mariinsky Theatre Opera Company (conductor Valery Gergiev), he has recorded over 20 Russian and foreign operas for Philips. He has appeared with the Mariinsky Theatre Chorus in New York, Lisbon, Baden-Baden, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Omaha and elsewhere. From April 2003 he is the Chief Chorus Master of the Bolshoi Theatre. At the Bolshoi, he rehearsed the new productions of The Snow Maiden, The Rake's Progress, Ruslan and Lyudmila, Macbeth, Mazeppa, The Fiery Angel, The Flying Dutchman, The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Falstaff, The children of Rosenthal, Madama Batterfly, Die Zauberfloete, War and peace, Eugene Onegin, Nabucco, Boris Godunov, Carmen (2008, director David Pountney and 2015, director Alexey Borodin), The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh, Wozzeck, Die Fledermaus, The Golden Cockerel, Ruslan and Lyudmila, Der Rosenkavalier, The Enchantress, La Traviata, Lenfant et les Sortilèges, Prince Igor, The Tsars Bride, Don Carlo, The Maid of Orleans, osi fan tutte, The Story of Kai and Gerda, Rigoletto, The Queen of Spades, Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Pasquale, Iolanta, Katerina Izmailova, La Damnation de Faust, Manon Lescaut, Billy Budd, Il Viaggio a Reims, Idiot, Alcina. In 2005, the Bolshoi Theatre Chorus was awarded the special jury prize of the National Theatre Golden Mask award for the premieres of the Theatres 228th season Macbeth and The Flying Dutchman. In 2004, Valery Borisov made his conducting debut at the Bolshoi Theatre: the work chosen was the opera Eugene Onegin.

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December, 2023
8:00 pm
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