Born in 1983 in Belarus, Boris Rudak graduated from the Music College in Molodechno and went on to study at the Belorussian State Academy of Music and then the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire, where he studied with Irina Bogacheva. Whilst a student, Rudak took part in many of the Conservatoire’s Opera Studio’s productions, with roles including Tamino Die Zauberflöte, Lykov in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride, Remendado Carmen, and Jesus in Beethoven’s Christ on the Olive Mountain. He has won numerous prizes, including the Stanislav Moniushko Vocal Competition and the Colmenar International Vocal Competition.
Since October 2009, Rudak has been a member of the Young Artists’ Programme at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. In December 2009 he performed the role of Arbace in a concert performance of Mozart's Idomeneo with the Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra conducted by Alexander Rudin at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. He made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre as First Armed Man Die Zauberflöte and later also sang Almeric in Tchaikovsky’s Iolantha. He has been on tour with the Bolshoi to Warsaw (Philharmonic Hall) and Dresden (Semperoper) as Almeric. In December 2010 he made his debut as Lykov in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride and in February 2011 as Alfred in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. He also performed the role of Gvidon in a new production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel directed by Kirill Serebrennikov and conducted by Vassily Sinaisky. In October 2011 he made his debut as Alfredo in Verdi’s La traviata with the Goettingen Symphony Orchestra.
Highlights of the 2011/12 season included various roles at the Bolshoi Theatre, including Lykov, Alfred, Gvidon and Almeric. He will soon add some new roles to his repertoire, such as Ismaele in Verdi’s Nabucco, the Prince in Prokofiev’s The Love of Three Oranges and Italian Tenor in a new production of Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier. This season he makes his US debut with the Atlanta Opera as Alfredo La traviata.
Boris Rudak is represented by Intermusica worldwide.
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