Vladimir Kudashev

Vladimir Kudashev


Vladimir Kudashev graduated from the Kazan State Conservatory in 1989 and completed his post-graduate studies at the Krasnoyarsk College of Fine Arts (with Prof. Iofel) in 1993.

In 1991–1993, the singer worked in the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre and in 1993–2000 he performed with the Tchaikovsky Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre, appearing in the following parts: Konchak in Borodin's Prince Igor, Sobakin in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride, Rene in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, Mephistopheles in Gounod's Faust, Basilio in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Daland in Wagner's Der Fliegende Hollander, Ferrando in Verdi's Il Trovatore, Monterone and Sparafucile in Verdi's Rigoletto.

In 2000, the singer joined the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow.

Awards and Honours:

  • Honoured Artist of Russia
  • Prize of the Rimsky-Korsakov international competition for singers
  • Prize of the Glinka international competition for singers
  • Winner of the prize For Devoted Service to Opera Art awarded by the Evgeny Kolobov Foundation

Roles performed at the Novaya Opera:

Boris Godunov, Pimen in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov
Vasily Sobakin in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride
Gremin in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
Grandfather Frost, Bermyata in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden
Konchak in Borodin's Prince Igor
Basilio in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia
Count Monterone in Verdi's Rigoletto
Don Magnifico in Rossini's La Cenerentola
Dulcamara in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore
Zaccaria in Verdi's Nabucco
King Heinrich in Wagner's Lohengrin
Zuniga in Bizet's Carmen
Ferrando in Verdi's Il trovatore
Bartolo in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro
Second SS-Man in Weinberg's The Passenger
Salieri in O Mozart! Mozart… (Requiem)
Oroveso in Bellini's Norma
Simone in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi
Prince Gudal in Rubinstein's The Demon
Ruslan in Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila
King René in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta
Sarastro in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte
Claudius in Thomas's Hamlet
Gavrushka in Shostakovich's The Gamblers

Thibaut d'Arc in Tchaikovsky's The Maid of Orleans (in concert)
Ivan Susanin in Glinka's A Life for the Tsar (in concert)
Ramfis in Verdi's Aida (in concert)
Dosifey in Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina (in concert)
Prince Gudal in Rubinstein's The Demon (in concert)

Parts in the productions:
Viva Verdi! (gala concert)
Parade of Basses and Baritones (gala concert)
Tribute to Evgeny Kolobov (concert)
Romances by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Sergey Rachmaninov (concert)
Bravissimo! (opera mix)
Rossini (musical divertissement)
This is Opera! (dramatized performance)


Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Eugene Onegin (DVD) — Gremin
“Bravissimo!” (DVD)
Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Eugene Onegin (CD) — Gremin



Gosudarstvennoe byudzhetnoe uchrezhdenie kul`tury` goroda Moskvy` «Moskovskij teatr «Novaya Opera» imeni E.V.Kolobova»