Valery Kritskov

Valery Kritskov

In 1990, he graduated from the Moscow Institute of Culture with a degree in orchestra conducting (People’s Artist of Russia Tikhonov’s class). He worked for the Helikon-Opera Theatre of Moscow for a long time, before joining the Novaya Opera Theatre in 2001.

In the Novaya Opera theatre he conducts Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden and The Tsar’s Bride, Rubinstein’s The Demon, Tchaikovsky's The Maid of Orleans, Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, Verdi’s Nabucco, Wagner's Lohengrin, Strauss' Die Fledermaus, Valdgardt's The Cat's House, concert Vincenzo Bellini and ballets: Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping BeautyThe Nutcracker and Swan Lake, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and CinderellaCarmen-Suite by Bizet and Shedrin and Minkus’ Don Quixote, Gounod’s Walpurgis Night, Khatchaturyan’s Spartacus, Delibes's Coppélia (joint productions with The Kasatkina and Vasilöv State Academic Classical Ballet Theatre and with the Imperial Russian Ballet). He is a Music Director of Voice of a Woman, which comprises three mono operas by 20th-century composers which are based on famous novellas: Gubarenko’s Tenderness (1971, based on the novella by Henri Barbusse),Spadavecchia’s Letter from an Unknown Woman (1974, based on the novella by Stefan Zweig),and Tariverdiev’s Waiting (1984, based on the poem by Robert Rozhdestvensky).

Valery Kritskov has conducted a number of concert programs, such as Ten SopranosMezzo-soprano in Novaya OperaTo Beautiful Ladies (gala-concert dedicated to the International Lady's Day). Conducted Pergolesi's Stabat Mater in the Mirror Foyer of the Novaya Opera Theatre.

Awards and Honours:

  • 2017 Сertificate of Acknowledgement for contribution to the development of culture in Moscow and many years of conscientious work


Voice of a Woman (opera novellas) — Music Director and Conductor
Strauss's Capriccio — Music Director and Conductor
Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps — Music Director and Conductor

Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov — Conductor
Rubinstein's The Demon — Conductor
Verdi's La Traviata — Conductor
Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana — Conductors
Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden — Conductor
Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci — Conductor
Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride — Conductor
Valdgardt's The Cat's House — Conductor
Verdi's Nabucco — Conductor
Wagner's Lohengrin — Conductor
Strauss' Die Fledermaus — Conductor
Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades — Conductor
Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. An Opera — Conductor
Prokofiev's Maddalena — Conductor
Boyarsky's Pushkin — Conductor
Shelygin's The Toy Seller — Conductor

Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty (ballet) — Conductor
Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker (ballet) — Conductor
Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake (ballet) — Conductor
Khachaturian's Spartacus (ballet) — Conductor
Minkus' Don Quixote (ballet) — Conductor
Delibes' Coppelia (ballet) — Conductor
Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet (ballet) — Conductor
The Ugly Duckling and the Lake of Swans (ballet on Edward Grieg's music) — Conductor
La Dame aux Camélias by Giuseppe Verdi — Pavel Salnikov (ballet) — Conductor
Ravel's Bolero (ballet) — Conductor

Tchaikovsky'sThe Maid of Orleans (in concert) — Conductor
Rubinstein's The Demon (in concert) — Conductor
Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana (in concert) — Conductors
Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci (in concert) — Conductor
Massenet's Hérodiade (in concert) — Conductor

Stravinsky. Babel (mystery play) — Conductor
Bravissimo! (opera mix) — Conductor
Ten Sopranos (gala concert ) — Conductor
Maria Callas (Musical offering) — Conductor
Tribute to Evgeny Kolobov — Conductor
This is Opera! (dramatized performance) — Conductor
Four Operetta Kings  (concert) — Conductor


Tribute to Evgeny Kolobov (CD) — Conductor



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