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Vyacheslav Starodubtsev

Vyacheslav Starodubtsev

Vyacheslav Starodubtsev graduated from the Russian State Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS) as an actor of the musical theatre in 2006. In 2009, he graduated from the postgraduate training program in GITIS (Department of Directing and Acting in Musical Theatre). In 2011, he obtained his PhD degree in Arts.

Since 2002, he has been a soloist and director of the Moscow Helikon Opera, headed by Dmitry Bertman. He made his debut with Helikon as a sophomore of GITIS, performing Janek in the Russian première of Janáčeks Věc Makropulos under the baton of Gennady Rozhdestvensky. At Helikon, he has also performed Lensky in Tchaikovskys Eugene Onegin, Belfiore in Mozarts La finta giardiniera, Don Basilio in Mozarts Le nozze di Figaro, the main part in Charpentiers Actéon, Aléxis in Grétrys Pierre le Grand Nathanaël in Offenbachs Les contes dHoffmann, Bardolfo in Verdis Falstaff, and others. Vyacheslav Starodubtsev has been a stage manager of many concerts and performances at Helikon: the productions of operas and operettas by Mozart, Strauss, Kálmán, Gershwin, Erenberg, Janáček, Rimsky-Korsakov and Prokofiev, and others.

In 20062013, he was a coach in acting at GITIS. Since 2006, he has been an artist and vocal coach of Roman Viktyuk Theatre. In 20082011, he was a director at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center. He is also the artistic director of the Drama and Opera Theatre DO, the founder of Moscow Festival of Performing Arts for Schools and the chairman of the judges at the International Festival and Competition among Children and Young Artists United Talents.

Since 2016, he has collaborated with the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre: in cooperation with Dmitri Jurowski, the musical director and principal conductor of the Theatre, he has realized four productions: Puccinis Turandot as an opera quest, Verdis Aida as a fashion-opera, The Queen of Spades. The Game (the production of Tchaikovskys Queen of Spades), and Verdis Un ballo in maschera. This production of Aida was named the best musical performance of Novosibirsk and received the Prize from the Paradise Union of Theatre Workers.

He has also staged Stravinskys Mavra at the Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theatre, Chechetkos Homo ludens at the Helikon Opera, Marriage and Other Horrors after the operas Marriage and Sorochyntsi Fair by Mussorgsky, May Nights and Christmas Eve by Rimsky-Korsakov, Cherevichki by Tchaikovsky, and The Nose by Shostakovich at the Vishnevskaya Centre in Moscow, the stage version of Shostakovichs Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Moscow Conservatoire, musical and drama performance The Punished Libertine after Mozarts Don Giovanni and Pushkins Stone Guest and letters, and Offenbachs La Vie parisienne at the Primorsky Drama Theatre in Vladivostok. Vyacheslav Starodubtsev has also been the artistic director of the opera existence Insomnia after the texts by Fyodor Dostoevsky and the opera by Yury Butsko. He has also realized many drama productions, adaptations for stage, shows and concerts featuring famous drama actors and actresses and opera singers. Vyacheslav Starodubtsev has been an arranger and director of many art-projects in Japan, India, Spain, Estonia, and Belarus. As a music consultant and director of musical episodes, he took part in shooting of the movies Dostoevsky, Kuprin. The Duel, and Grigori Rasputin.

Since the end of March 2017, he has been the principal director of the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre.
  • National Scholarship of the Russian Ministry of Culture
  • Scholarship of the Russian Union of the Theatre Workers


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