Vitaly Efanov

Vitaly Efanov


Vitaly Efanov graduated from the Novosibirsk State Conservatory in 1998. In 1994, he joined the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, where he performed the leading bass parts in Dargomyzhsky’s The Mermaid, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov and Khovanshchina, Borodin’s Prince Igor, Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Eugene Onegin, Rachmaninov’s Aleko, Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Verdi’s Aida, Thomas’s Hamlet, Puccini’s La Boheme, and Young David by Kobekin (world premiere).

Vitaly Efanov joined the Novaya Opera Theatre in 2000. As a Novaya Opera soloist, he performed in many Russian cities, Israel, and Cyprus. He also sang in Germany, Spain and Portugal and took part in the International Opera Festivals in Bulgaria and South Korea.

In 2009, he appeared as Fafner in a concert version of Wagner’s Das Rheingold in Sopot, Poland. He sang the part of Sparafucile in Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Met Opera in 2011. In the same year he appeared as Pimen in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov at the Dallas Opera. In 2015, he sang the title role in Boris Godunov at the National Theatre in Prague, the part of Sobakin in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride at the Israeli Opera in Tel-Aviv, King Marke in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde at the International May Festival of Wiesbaden (Germany).

The singer’s concert repertoire includes the bass parts in Mozart’s and Verdi’s Requiems, Shostakovich’s Symphonies 13 and 14, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

Vitaly Efanov has worked with prominent conductors such as Arnold Katz, Eri Klas, Evgeny Kolobov, Gintaras Rinkevicius, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Paolo Arrivabeni, Jan Latham-Koenig, Graeme Jenkins, and Petr Kofron. Among the directors Vitaly has worked with are Dmitri Chernyakov, Achim Freyer, Jossi Wieler, Sergio Morabito, Steven Lawless, Nicola Raab and Linda Keprtova.

Awards and Honours:

  • Honoured Artist of Russia (2019)
  • First Prize of the Dnishev International Song Competition
  • Prize of the Hans Gabor Belvedere International Competition in Vienna

Roles performed at the Novaya Opera:

Boris Godunov in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov
Vasily Sobakin in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride
Gavrushka in Shostakovich's The Gamblers
Gremin in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
King René in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta
Grandfather Frost, Bermyata, Second Herald in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden
Ruslan, Svetozar in Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila
Old Servant in Rubinstein's The Demon
Surin in Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades
Konchak in Borodin's Prince Igor
Count Monterone, Sparafucile in Verdi's Rigoletto
Sarastro in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte
Zaccaria in Verdi's Nabucco
Claudius in Thomas's Hamlet
King Heinrich in Wagner's Lohengrin
Marke, King of Cornwall in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde
La Roche in Strauss's Capriccio
Oroveso in Bellini's Norma
Salieri in O Mozart! Mozart… (Requiem)
Cecil in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda
Loredano in Verdi's I due Foscari
Ferrando in Verdi's Il trovatore
Colline in Puccini's La bohème
Méphistophélès in Gounod's Faust
Frère Laurent in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette
First SS-Man in Weinberg's The Passenger
Raimondo Bidebent in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor
The Bonze in Puccini's Madama Butterfly
Don Estoban in Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg
Count Ilya Rostov in Prokofiev's War and Peace. Natasha and Andrey 

Miller in Dargomyzhsky’s The Mermaid (in concert)
Second Soldier, Fifth Jew, A Cappadocian in Strauss' Salome (in concert)
Colline in Puccini's La bohème  (in concert)
Archbishop in Szymanowski's King Roger (in concert)

Tiresias in Stravinsky's Oedipus rex (in concert)
Ramfis in Verdi's Aida (in concert)
Thibaut d'Arc in Tchaikovsky's The Maid of Orleans (in concert)
Timur in Puccini's Turandot (in concert)
An old man in Rachmaninoff's Aleko (in concert) 
Moser in Verdi's I masnadieri (in concert)

Parts in the productions: 
Mozart's Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem
Puccini's Messa di Gloria
Viva Verdi! (gala concert)
Vincenzo Bellini (concert)
Richard Wagner (concert)
Romances by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Sergey Rachmaninov (concert)
Bravissimo! (opera mix)
Rossini (musical divertissement)
This is Opera! (dramatized performance)
Die Stimme des Herrn (Voice of God) in Schmidt's Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln  (oratorio)


Vincenzo Bellini. Norma (DVD) — Oroveso
Giuseppe Verdi. Rigoletto (DVD) — Count Monterone
Giuseppe Verdi. Requiem (CD) — Bass



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