Vyacheslav Vasilyev

“The voice of baritone Vyacheslav Vasiliev as Grigory Gryaznoy and his performance of “I cannot get the beauty out of my mind” immediately aroused admiration with the audience and brought down the house. Hopelessly in love with Marfa, Gryaznoy is up to anything with his power and cheek.”


“The opera was performed on the stage of Zaryadye Concert Hall. The baton was held by Valery Gergiev. Among the primary men’s voices there was baritone Vyacheslav Vasiliev who sang the role of Gryaznoy and made a deep impression, having demonstrated his wide range of voice and good lungs. The performance of this opera drew a storm of applause.”

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  • Prize-winner of the II prize at the International Romansiada Competition (Moscow, 2010)
  • Prize-winner of the I prize of the III International Slovtsov Competition for Opera Singers and Directors (Krasnoyarsk, 2015)
  • Holder of the Special Prize for solo performance at the Elena Obraztsova Young Opera Singers Competition (St Petersburg 2015)
  • Prize-winner at the III prize of the International Una vacanza al mare Competition (St Petersburg, 2015)
  • Prize-winner of the I prize at the V International Shtokolov Vocal Competition (St Petersburg, 2016)
  • Prize-winner of the II prize at the International Sobinov Vocal Competition (Saratov, 2016)
  • Diploma recipient of the I International Competition named after Renata Scotto (Turin, 2018)

Vyacheslav Vasilyev was born in the Krasnoyarsk Region of Russia. From 2007 to 2011 he studied in the vocal department of the Krasnoyarsk College for Arts where he studied with Galina Astanina. In 2017 graduated from St Petersburg State Conservatory.

Since 2016, he has been a member of the Opera Company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.

In August 2017, participated in the First International Eurasian Festival of High Classics in the Crimea.

In September 2017, participated in the training project for young opera singers from Russia at L' Académie Lyrique de l'Opéra de Monte-Carlo, under which he attended master classes by the acclaimed masters of classical art: singers Roberto Alagna and José van Dam, conductor Jacques Lacombe, stage director Adriano Sinivia and others.

In May 2018, he made a successful Mariinsky-2 debut as Giorgio Germont in La traviata.

In May 2019 Vyacheslav Vasiliev took part in tour performances of The Tsar’s Bride by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov. The opera was staged by Vyacheslav Starodubtsev at the Zaryadye Concert Hall in Moscow and Mariinsky II in Saint Petersburg. Vyacheslav Vasiliev sang the role of Grigory Gryaznoy under the baton of Valery Gergiev.

In November 2019 Vyacheslav Vasiliev took part in the Theatre’s tour appearing on the stage of the G.Ts. Tsydynzhapov Buryat State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, singing the roles of Grigory Gryaznoy in The Tsar’s Bride staged by Vyacheslav Starodubtsev and of Lord Henry Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor in concert conducted by Pavel Smelkov.

In July 2021 Vyacheslav Vasiliev had a success at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre where he sang the part of Tomsky in The Queen of Spades staged by Aleksandr Titel.

Vyacheslav Vasiliev collaborated with famous conductors and directors such as Valery Gergiev, Shizuo Kuwahara, Mikhail Sinkevich, Pavel Smelkov, Feliks Korobov, Vyacheslav Starodubtsev, Aleksandr Titel, Alexei Stepanyuk, Yuri Laptev, Alexander Sladkovsky, Fabio Mastrangelo, Vladislav Karklin, and others.

Repertoire at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre:
Macbeth (Macbeth, G. Verdi);
Rodrigo (Don Carlo, G. Verdi);
Eugene Onegin (Eugene Onegin, P. Tchaikovsky);

Grigory Gryaznoy (The Tsar’s Bride, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Giorgio Germont, Baron Douphol (La Traviata, G. Verdi);
Sharpless (Madama Butterfly, G. Puccini);
Pantalone (The Love for Three Oranges, S. Prokofiev);
Silvio (Pagliacci, R. Leoncavallo);
Tomsky, Zlatogor, Prince Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades, P. Tchaikovsky);
Napoleon Bonaparte (War and Peace, S. Prokofiev);
Head of the Village (Christmas Eve, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Gavrila Ardalionovich Ivolgin (Idiot, A. Smelkov, concert performance);
Sacristan (Tosca, G. Puccini);
Moralès (Carmen, G. Bizet);
Falke (Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss II);
Amonasro (Aida, G. Verdi).

Repertoire also includes:
Shaklovity, Streshnev (Khovanshchina, M. Musorgsky);
Lord Henry Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor, G. Donizetti);
Robert (Iolanta, P. Tchaikovsky);
An Unluckly Gambler (The Gambler, S. Prokofiev);
Marcel (La Bohème, G. Puccini);
Bonza (Madama Butterfly, G. Puccini);
Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades, P. Tchaikovsky);
Figaro (The Baber of Seville, G. Rossini);
Valentin (Faust, Ch. Gounod);
Escamillo (Carmen, Russian language version, G. Bizet);
Chartreuse and 2nd Masker (Betrothal in a Monastery, S. Prokofiev);
Mathias Wiessman (The Fiery Angel, S. Prokofiev, concert performance).

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