Joomla Templates and Joomla Extensions by JoomlaVision.Com

«РУССКАЯ ОПЕРА» «РУССКАЯ ОПЕРА»

rus-opera rus-opera

rus-opera rus-opera

rus-opera rus-opera

rus-opera rus-opera

rus-opera rus-opera

rus-opera rus-opera

rus-opera rus-opera

rus-opera rus-opera

rus-opera rus-opera

rus-opera rus-opera
Art Director

VEDERNIKOV Alexander Filippovich

A. F. Vedernikov, a Russian singer (bass), was born in 1927. He became a People’s Artist of Russia in 1976. In 1955, he graduated from Moscow Conservatoire (the class of R. Ya. Alpert-Khasina). He is a laureate of Schumann International Singing Contest in Berlin (the 1st prize, 1956), of All-Russian Contest of performers of Soviet composers’ works (the 1st prize, 1956). From 1955 to 1958 he was a soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre. In 1957, he debuted on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre and has been a soloist of this theatre since 1958. In 1956, he underwent a training at Milanese theatre “La Scala” under the supervision of the famous professor Barra.

Vedernikov’s performances are distinctive because of their musicality, exquisite feeling of the characters and the style of compositions. The most successful were his parts from the classic Russian repertoire: the Miller, Prince of Galich, Konchak; Pimen, Varlaam and Boris (in “Boris Godunov”), Dosifey, Tsar Saltan, Susanin; Prince Yuriy Vsevolodovich (in “The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya”).

His other parts are: Kutuzov (in “War and Peace”), Ramfis (“Aida”), Daland (“The Flying Dutchman”), Philip II (“Don Carlos”), Don Basilio (“The Barber of Seville”). Vedernikov also performed as a concert singer. He has been the first bass-performer in “Pathetic Oratorio” by G. Sviridov (1959), as well as the latter’s “St. Petersburg Songs” and vocal cycles to the lyrics by R. Burns and A. S. Isaakyan.

In 1969, he was given the State Award of the USSR for concert performances in 1967-1969. Since 1954, he toured abroad (France, Iraq, Germany, Italy, Britain, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Austria, etc.).

In 1991, Alexander Vedernikov retired. He said, “I decided that I had better retire. I had come to face the fact that my views on the opera art was rejected by the chief conductor (it was Lazarev at that time, though I had forever been arguing with Pokrovsky), so I thought, ‘why be subordinate to those people who dislike me as much as I dislike them? I’d rather be a free person and a free artist.’ There have been ample concerts, despite my age.”

Indeed, despite his age (the singer is 81 at the moment), Alexander Filippovich still keeps on active concert and theatrical performing. Since he has got acquainted with St. Nicolas the Miracle-Worker Charitable Foundation, the singer participates in numerous concerts organized by the Foundation in various parts of the country – from Vladimir to Kamchatka.

In 2008, the Foundation initiated the establishment of the theatre “Russkaya Opera”. No better figure could be imagined to become the art director of the theatre than Alexander Filippovich. His tremendous experience, professionalism and being extremely demanding, first of all towards himself, extraordinary encourage the whole theatre’s troupe.

Alexander Filippovich is also engaged in teaching. From 2006 to 2009, he was a singing advisor at the Bolshoi Theatre. Among his students, there are many of the artists of our theatre.

 
THE THEATRE Theatre Management Art Director
Share a link ОднаКнопка
Comment on a LiveJournal community rus_opera

Новости

Communication

Our theater community
on LiveJournal
(in Russian)

Share a link

ОднаКнопка

Мастер-класс

Предлагаем вашему вниманию видеомастер-класс по пению Александра Филиповича Ведерникова

  -  ,
We have online 10 guests