Alexander Gontsa


Upcoming performances:
31 October 2018
Baritone
  • Laureate of the second prize of the VI International Three Centuries of Classical Romances Festival-Competition (St Petersburg, 2008)
  • Laureate of the 3rd prize of the III International Vishnevskaya Competition (Moscow, 2010)
  • Laureate of the 2nd prize of the V International St Petersburg Competition for Opera Singers (St Petersburg, 2011)
  • Laureate of the 3rd prize of the IV International Shtokolov Competition for opera singers (St Petersburg, 2014)

In 2007 he graduated from the vocal department of the Minsk College of Music where he studied with Honoured Figure of Culture of the Republic of Belarus A. Mursich. In the same year he entered the St Petersburg State Conservatory where he studied with People's Artist of the USSR Professor I. Bogacheva. From 2010 to 2012 while he was still studying, he performed the part of Onegin in the Conservatory Theatre of Opera and Ballet. He has worked with such conductors as Viktor Sobolev, Andrei Anikhanov, Vladimir Popov, Dmitry Khokhlov, Mkhail Tatarnikov, Alexei Nyaga, Viktor Bokman, and Peter Feranets. He has participated in master classes with Galina Vishnevskaya, Dmitry Vdovin, Sergei Leiferkus, Mikhail Lansky, Tito Capobianco and Neil Shicoff.

He regularly gives concerts and performs with the Andreyev State Russian Orchestra under the baton of Dmitry Khoklov, the State Russian Concert Orchestra, St Petersburg Philharmonic under the direction of Vladimir Popov and many others. He has toured with concert programmes in Germany, Belarus, and the Baltic countries. From 2012 to 2013 he was a leading artist of the Aleko Dramatic Theatre (St Petersburg). From 2013 to 2014 he was a soloist of the opera company of the Mikhailovsky Theatre. From 2014 he was a soloist of the Saint Petersburg Opera theatre.

Since 2016 he has been a member of the opera company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.

Repertoire at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Macbeth (Macbeth, G. Verdi)
Giorgio Germont (La traviata, G. Verdi)
Papageno (Die Zauberflöte, W.A. Mozart)
Eugene Onegin (Eugene Onegin, P. Tchaikovsky)
Prince Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades, P. Tchaikovsky)
Pantalone (The Love for Three Oranges, S. Prokofiev) Mr Astley, a rich Englishman (The Gambler, S. Prokofiev)
Marullo (Rigoletto, G. Verdi)

Repertoire also include:
Schaunard, Marcel (La bohème, G. Puccini), Belcore (L'elisir d'amore, G. Donizetti), Aleko (Aleko, S. Rachmaninov), Silvio (Pagliacci, R. Leoncavallo), Count Tomsky (The Queen of Spades, P. Tchaikovsky), Edwin (The Gypsy Princess, E. Kálmán), Prince (Cinderella, B. Asafyev)

The concert repertoire also includes the baritone part in the oratorio The Song of Kalashnikov by V. Pleshak, opera Iolanta (Robert) by P. Tchaikovsky

Besides the above, his repertoire includes vocal cycles by: R. Schumann Dichterliebe, V. Gavrilin German Notebook № 1, M. Glinka Farewell to St Petersburg, A. Rubinstein Persian Songs, F. Schubert Winterreise, M. Mussorgsky Songs and Dances of Death, Y. Falk Songs of Beranzhe.

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