Valery Kritskov

Valery Kritskov

In 1988, 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 2002.

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 Sopranos (October 2013), Mezzo-soprano in Novaya Opera (February 2014), To Beautiful Ladies (gala-concert dedicated to the International Lady's Day 2014, 2015). 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


Bravissimo! (opera mix) — Conductor
Ten Sopranos (gala concert ) — Conductor
Maria Callas (Musical offering) — Conductor
Tribute to Evgeny Kolobov — Conductor
Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci — Conductor
Strauss' Die Fledermaus — Conductor
Spartacus Aram Khachaturian — Conductor
Swan Lake Pyotr Tchaikovsky — Conductor
Don Quixote Ludwig Minkus — Conductor
Coppelia Léo Delibes  — Conductor
Romeo and Juliet Sergey Prokofiev — Conductor
Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades — Conductor
Rubinstein's The Demon — Conductor
Stravinsky. Babel (mystery play) — Conductor
The Ugly Ducklingand theLake of Swans (ballet on Edward Grieg's music) — Conductor
La Dame aux Camélias by Giuseppe Verdi–Pavel Salnikov — Conductor
Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. An Opera — Conductor
Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty — Conductor
Ravel's Bolero — Conductor
This is Opera! (dramatized performance) — Conductor
Verdi's La Traviata — Conductor
Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden — Conductor
Verdi's Nabucco — Conductor
Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride — Conductor
Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov — Conductor
Valdgardt's The Cat's House — Conductor
Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker — Conductor
Four Operetta Kings(concert) — Conductor
Wagner's Lohengrin — Conductor
Prokofiev's Maddalena — Conductor
Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana — Conductors
Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps — Music Director and Conductor
Strauss's Capriccio — Music Director and Conductor
Voice of a Woman (opera novellas) — Music Director and Conductor


Tribute to Evgeny Kolobov (CD) — Conductor


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