Efim Zavalny was born in Syktyvkar, the Komi Republic. In 2008, Zavalny graduated from the College of Arts of the Komi Republic, specializing in academic singing (he studied under Marat Kozlov). In 2007, Zavalny won silver medal in academic singing at the Delphic Games. From 2010 to 2013, he was a soloist with the Komi Republic State Opera and Ballet Theatre, where he performed the title role in Eugene Onegin, as well as the roles of Mizgir (The Snow Maiden), Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) and others.
In 2016, Efim Zavalny obtained Master’s Degree at the Herzen State Pedagogical University (class of Vladimir Vaneev). The following year he graduated from the Elena Obraztsova International Academy of Music, where he once again studied with Vaneev.
Zavalny performed at the Academy concerts in the Small and Grand Halls of the St Petersburg Philharmonia. He has portrayed Eugene Onegin and Don Giovanni in the Academy’s productions at the Elena International Festival in Saint Petersburg.
Efim Zavalny made his debut at the Mariinsky Theatre as Angelotti in Tosca in 2016.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Paolo (Simon Boccanegra)
Bonze (Madama Buttefly)
Michonnet (Adriana Lecouvreur)
The singer’s repertoire also includes Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni), Eugene Onegin (Eugene Onegin), Ibn-Hakia (Iolanta), Mizgir (The Snow Maiden), Aleko (Aleko), Prince Orlovsky (Die Fledermaus).