Valentin Bogdanov

In 1989 he graduated from the Choral School at the Leningrad State Academic Chapel, and in 1995 from the conducting and choral department of the Petrozavodsk State Conservatory. In 1998, he completed his assistantship in opera and symphony conducting at the Moscow State Conservatory.
In 1997 he was invited to the Magnitogorsk Opera and Ballet Theatre.
In 2000 he began collaborating with the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Tomsk State Philharmonic as a guest conductor. In 20002005, he worked as chief conductor of the Karaganda Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra (Kazakhstan) and the Karaganda Academic Theatre of Musical Comedy, where Tosca by G. Puccini, Rigoletto by G. Verdi, and The Barber of Seville by G. Rossini were staged under his direction. In 20052008, he worked as the chief conductor of the Astrakhan State Musical Theatre, and was the musical director of new stage versions of Aida and La Traviata by G. Verdi, The Tsars Bride by N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov. In 20082011, he produced a number of premiere performances at the St. Petersburg Opera Theatre as a conductor-producer, including Don Juan by W.-A. Mozart, Betrothal in a Monastery by S. S. Prokofiev (staged by Yuri Alexandrov).
Since 2011  conductor of the Mikhailovsky Theatre. Numerous opera and ballet performances have been staged under his direction over the years. He worked as the musical director assistant on productions and concert performances of the operas Katya Kabanova by L. Janacek, Billy Budd by B. Britten, La Bohème and Manon Lescaut by G. Puccini, Don Pasquale by G. Donizetti, and the ballets Flame of Paris by B.V. Asafiev and Corsair. He collaborated with leading directors and choreographers, including Niels-Peter Rudolph, Jürgen Flimm, Arnault Bernard, Mikhail Messerer, conducted performances with the participation of outstanding artists, including Elena Obraztsova, Farukh Ruzimatov, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, Ivan Vasiliev, Victoria Tereshkina and many more.
During the Mikhailovsky Theatres tours he performed abroad, promoting the development of international contacts with the largest musical theatres in Europe and Asia. In recent years the conductors tours have included performances with opera and ballet theatre troupes in Japan, London, Dublin, and New York.
He regularly takes part in cycles of opera and symphony concerts on the stage of the Hermitage Theatre. For many years he has been the chief conductor of the Baltic Symphony Orchestra, as well as a jury member of various international childrens music competitions.
Since 2023  conductor and chief choirmaster of the Mikhailovsky Theatre.

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Upcoming performances

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July 13:00 Sat
  • ballet in three acts and a prologue
  • music byLudwigMinkus
  • choreography byMariusPetipa and AlexanderGorsky
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