Since his debut in the 2006 Russian premiere of Delius’ Eine Messe des Lebens with the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Spivakov, Igor Golovatenko has been quickly making a name for himself on both the concert and operatic stage.
Igor Golovatenko is winner of the St Petersburg ‘Three Centuries of Classical Romance’ international piano-vocal duets competition and second prize winner in Dresden’s international vocal competition, the Competizione dell’Opera. Since his debut in the 2006 Russian premiere of Delius’ Eine Messe des Lebens with the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Spivakov, he has been quickly making a name for himself on both the concert and operatic stage.
Golovatenko has been a guest soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow since 2010 and a soloist with the Novaya Opera since 2007, where his roles have included Belcore L’Elisir d’Amore, Germont La traviata, Figaro Il barbiere di Siviglia, Olivier Capriccio, Robert Iolanta and the title role of Eugene Onegin. Last season he made his debut at the Opéra national de Paris as Lopakhin in a production of Philippe Fénelon’s La Cerisaie conducted by Tito Ceccherini, having already sung the role to critical acclaim in the world premiere at the Bolshoi Theatre. He also debuted at the Teatro Massimo di Pamero as Shchelkalov and Rangoni Boris Godunov, and at the San Carlo Theatre as Monfort Les vêpres siciliennes.
Equally at ease on the concert platform, Golovatenko has appeared with the Yaroslavl Symphony Orchestra in performances of Rachmaninov’s The Bells conducted by Murad Annamamedov, and with the Bolshoi Orchestra in performances of Grieg’s Peer Gynt conducted by Mikhail Pletnev. He has also appeared with the Goettingen Symphony Orchestra in concert performances of La traviata conducted by Christoph-Mathias Mueller at the Stadthalle and, most recently, with the Russian National Orchestra and Moscow State Chamber Choir in concert performances of Eugene Onegin conducted by Mikhail Pletnev at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. In addition, Govolatenko regularly performs at the Russian National Orchestra Festival.
Highlights of the 2012/13 season include Renato Un ballo in maschera at the Teatro Sociale di Rovigo and Opera Giocosa di Savona, Seid Il corsaro at the Teatro Verdi Trieste, Rigoletto at the Opera Giocosa di Savona and also Il trovatore and Aida at the Novaya Opera, Moscow.
Igor Golovatenko is represented at Simon Goldstone by Intermusica.
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