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Sergey Romanovsky

Sergey Romanovsky
Natalia Muzhetskaya


An innate musical talent, young Russian tenor Sergey Romanovsky is quickly establishing himself as one of the most interesting voices of a generation. Having studied at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, Academy of Choral Arts in Moscow and on the Young Artists Programme at the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow, Romanovsky is a winner of numerous competitions, including Moscow’s International Bella Voce Competition in 2005.

Highlights of the 2016-17 season include Alfredo La traviata for his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the title role of Rosisni’s Otello at the Teatro San Carlo Napoli, Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor in Toulouse, and Neocle Le siège de Corinth at the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro.

Forthcoming roles include the title role of La damnation de Faust, Ciasone in Cherubini’s Medea, Rodolfo La bohème, and the title role of Don Carlos.

Engagements in the 2015-16 season included Antenor Zelmira at the Opéra National de Lyon and Théâtre de Champs-Élysées, Roderigo in Rossini’s Otello and Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette at the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut, Lindoro L’italiana in Algeri and Almaviva Il baribere di Siviglia at the Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow, Marzo Mitridate, Re di Ponto, for his debut at La Monnaie, Brussels, and Alfredo La traviata in Satiago.

He has collaborated with conductors including Lorin Maazel, Evelino Pidò, Leo Hussain, Alberto Zedda, Christophe Rousset, Michele Mariotti, Daniele Callegari, Antonino Fogliani, Yuri Bashmet and Ottavio Dantone, and such stage directors as Robert Carsen, Denis Krief, Stefano Mazzonis Di Pralafera and Luca Ronconi.

Romanovsky’s many roles at the Bolshoi Theatre include the Italian Tenor Der Rosenkavalier and Duca Rigoletto (cond. Pidò). Elsewhere, he has performed at La Scala (Libenskof Il Viaggio a Reims); the Teatro Real, Madrid; Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Liège and Opéra de Bordeaux (both Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia); Opera Vlaanderen; Gothenburg Opera (Don Ramiro La Cenerentola); Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse (Mercure and Athlete Castor et Pollux); Norske Opera, Oslo (Ernesto Don Pasquale); Opéra de Montréal; Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg (Nemorino L’elisir d’amore); Moscow State Philharmonic Society (Tebaldo I Capuleto e i Montecchi); Sinfónica Simón Bolívar, Caracas (Alfredo La traviata); Opéra de Lille (Lensky Eugene Onegin); Landestheater Salzburg (Tito La clemenza di Tito); and Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari (Almaviva cond. Maazel).

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