Ivan Gyngazov

The second Cellini, Ivan Gyngazov, had a tenor voice that is liberated and powerful. Music lovers came especially to see this extraordinary singer, desiring to hear this rising star of Russian opera.

Maya Krylova, ClassicalMusicNews.Ru, 14 November 2021

Helikon Opera’s tenor Ivan Gyngazov can cope with the incredibly complex role of the titular hero [of the opera Benvenuto Cellini], which combines dramatic intensity and extremely high upper notes. This vocalist’s skills increase with each passing year, and he can control better and better his powerful and rich though not too obedient voice.

Alexander Matusevich, Kultura (“The Culture”) newspaper, 16 November 2021

  • Recipient of the City of Moscow Prize for Literature and the Arts (2023)
  • Recipient of the Onegin National Opera Award (2021)
  • Recipient of a special prize at the Hariclea Darclée International Voice Competition (Brăila, Romania, 2017)

Born in Novosibirsk, Ivan Gyngazov graduated from the M.I. Glinka Novosibirsk State Conservatory in 2013, where he studied under the guidance of Marina Akhmedova.

From 2013 to 2017 the singer worked as a soloist for the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, where he performed such leading operatic roles as Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Vladimir Igorevich (Prince Igor) and Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly); in 2023 he appeared there as Don José (Carmen) and Radamès (Aida). In the same period Gyngazov also sang Lensky at the Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre.

In 2017 the artist made his debut at the Helikon Opera in Moscow as Manrico (Il trovatore), after which he became a soloist with the company. His repertoire at the theatre includes such roles as Calaf (Turandot), Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera), Andrei (Mazepa), Herman (The Queen of Spades), Sergei (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), Young Gypsy (Aleko), Don José (Carmen), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Paris (La Belle Hélène), Vaudémont (Iolanta), Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca), Canio (Pagliacci), Turiddu (Cavalleria rusticana), Alpha (Gil Shohat’s opera Alpha & Omega based on Edvard Munch’s lithographic tale) and the tenor role in Verdi’s Requiem.

In 2019 Ivan Gyngazov made his first appearance at the Theater an der Wien as Vaudémont (Iolanta) and Huldbrand (Tchaikovsky’s Undine). In the same year he debuted at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari as Lensky (Eugene Onegin) and at the Semperoper Dresden as Ismaele (Nabucco). Has sung at the Alexandrinsky Theatre (St Petersburg), the Musikverein in Vienna, the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus (Minsk), the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Uzbekistan named after Alisher Navoi (Tashkent; Alfredo Germont in La traviata), the Moscow Philharmonic Society and the Moscow Concert Hall Zaryadye among other venues.

In 2020 the artist made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia in Moscow, where he appeared as Sadko in a new production by Dmitri Tcherniakov, in 2021 he portrayed Andrei Morozov (The Oprichnik) at the Mikhailovsky Theatre (St Petersburg) and Manrico at the Opéra de Rouen Normandie, in 2022 the singer performed the part of Calaf at the Sydney Opera House, and in 2023 he played the role of Manrico at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos (Lisbon). Moreover, at the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia Gyngazov appeared as Sergei (Katerina Izmailova), Manrico and Lohengrin.

In 2019 Ivan Gyngazov made his debut at the Mariinsky Theatre, performing the part of Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera).

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Bogdan Sobinin (A Life for the Tsar)
Herman (The Queen of Spades, Primorsky Stage)
Vladimir Igorevich (Prince Igor)
Vaudémont (Iolanta)
Sadko (Sadko)
Ivan Lykov (The Tsar’s Bride, Primorsky Stage)
Manrico (Il trovatore)
Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera)
Radamès (Aida, Primorsky Stage)
Luigi (Il tabarro, chamber version)
The Unknown Prince (Calaf) (Turandot, Primorsky Stage)
Benvenuto Cellini (Benvenuto Cellini)
Énée (Les Troyens)
Don José (Carmen)
Samson (Samson et Dalila)

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