Yevgeny Akimov (Tenor)|
• Honoured Artist of Russia
• Prize-winner at the I International
Pechkovsky Competition (St Petersburg, 1994)
• Recipient of Russia’s Golden
Mask theatre prize (1997, 2002)
• Diploma-recipient of the Golden
Sofit, St Petersburg’s most prestigious theatre prize (2001, 2004)
Yevgeny Akimov graduated from the vocals faculty of the Leningrad State
Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of Lev Morozov).
Soloist with the
Zazerkalye Children’s Music Theatre from 1991 to 1996.
Yevgeny Akimov joined
the Mariinsky Opera Company in 1996.
Roles performed at the Mariinsky Theatre include:
(Ruslan and Lyudmila)
Simpleton, Pretender, Shuisky (Boris Godunov)
Prince Andrei Khovansky, Prince Vasily Golitsyn(Khovanshchina)
(The Fair at Sorochintsy)
Vladimir Igorevich (Prince Igor)
Berendey (The Snow Maiden)
Indian Merchant (Sadko)
Ivan Lykov (The Tsar’s Bride)
Lensky (Eugene Onegin)
Count Vaudemont (Iolanta)
Dante (Francesca da
Young Gypsy (Aleko)
Fisherman (Le Rossignol)
Mephistopheles (The Fiery Angel)
Pierre Bezukhov (War and Peace)
Don Antonio (Betrothal in a Monastery)
Zinovy Borisovich (Lady Macbeth
Flogged Monk, Prince, Magnetiser, Old Man in the Woods,
Storyteller (The Enchanted Wanderer)
Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di
Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Alfredo (La traviata)
Tenor (stage version of Verdi's
Rodolfo (La bohème)
Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly)
Idomeneo (Idomeneo, rè di Creta)
Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni)
Helmsman (Der Fliegende
Froh (Das Rheingold)
Vision of a Boy
(Die Frau ohne Schatten)
The singer’s concert repertoire includes the tenor roles in Mozart’s Requiem,
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mahler’s Eighth Symphony and Rachmaninoff’s
vocal-symphonic poem the Bells.
Yevgeny Akimov has taken part in co-productions of the Mariinsky Theatre and
the San Francisco Opera (Betrothal in a Monastery) and La Scala (Boris Godunov);
he has also sung at the Metropolitan Opera (New York), the Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden (London), the Opéra de Paris, the Teatro Regio (Turin) and the
National Grand Theatre of China (Beijing).
Yevgeny Akimov has worked with many outstanding musicians of the present day.
These include singers Giuseppe Giacomini, Plácido Domingo and Ferruccio
Furlanetto, and conductors Lorin Maazel (The Enchanted Wanderer, Avery Fisher
Hall, 2002), Mstislav Rostropovich (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Accademia Nazionale
di Santa Cecilia, 2002) Esa-Pekka Salonen (Boris Godunov, Hollywood Bowl, 2007).
Jukka-Pekka Saraste (Rachmaninoff’s the Bells, Finland, Norway and Sweden,
2009), Gianandrea Noseda (Le Rossignol, Betrothal in a Monastery, Don Giovanni,
Francesca da Rimini, Aleko, Teatro Regio, Turin) and Semyon Bychkov (Boris
Godunov, Florence, 2006; the Bells, Cologne, 2008) to name but a few.
Yevgeny Akimov’s discography includes CD recordings of the operas Boris
Godunov, Betrothal in a Monastery, the Tsar’s Bride, the Love for
Three Oranges, Semyon Kotko, Francesca da Rimini, Aleko and Rachmaninoff’s
vocal-symphonic poem the Bells as well as DVD recordings of Betrothal in a
Monastery, Prince Igor and Rachmaninoff’s the Bells.
In 2009 Yevgeny Akimov was awarded two medals by the Sergei Rachmaninoff
Foundation for his performance in the opera Francesc da Rimini and the poem
|Mariinsky Opera - "Betrothal in a Monastery" Quartet|
About This Video
03:49Prokofiev, Betrothal in a Monastery, 1998 Mariinsky Theater (St. Petersburg), Gergiev. Luisa - A. Netrebko, Don Antonio - Ye. Akimov, Mendoza - S. Aleksashkin, Don Carlos - Yu. Shkliar