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Boris Stepanov

tenor

Biography

Boris Stepanov was born in 1986 in Leningrad. He graduated from the Glinka Choral School (Academic Chorus Conducting Department) in 2005 and from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in 2010. 

Boris has toured to Belgium, Chile, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and other countries. He has performed with many renowned conductors such as Nikolay Alexeyev, Paolo Arrivabeni, Vladimir Begletsov, Stanislav Gorkovenko, Leo Krämer, Fabio Mastrangelo, Kent Nagano, Valentin Nesterov, Konstantin Orbelyan, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Alexander Rudin, Vassily Sinaisky, Māris Sirmais, Saulius Sondeckis, Masaaki Suzuki, Alexander Titov, Alexander Vedernikov, Dmitry Yurovsky, Vladimir Yurovsky, and others. 

Boris Stepanovs repertoire includes tenor parts in works by Bach (St Matthew Passion, St John Passion, Christmas Oratorio, Mass in B minor, Magnificat), Schütz (The Resurrection), Handel (Alexanders Feast), Rameau (the title role in Pygmalion), Telemann (cantatas), Vivaldi (cantatas), Purcell (Te Deum and Jubilate), Mozart (Requiem, Coronation Mass, Great Mass, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, the title role and Vogelsang in Der Schauspieldirektor), Haydn (Nelson Mass, Die sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze), Beethoven (Symphony No. 9), Rossini (Messa di Gloria, Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia), Donizetti (Nemorino in Lelisir damore, Ernesto in Don Pasquale), Halévy (Léopold in La Juive), Verdi (Alfredo in La traviata), Puccini (Edmondo in Manon Lescaut), Leoncavallo (Beppe in Pagliacci), Schumann (Requiem), Mendelssohn (Die erste Walpurgisnacht, St Paul), Schubert (song cycles, Mass in G major), Brahms (vocal cycles), Bruckner (The Third Mass), Janáček (Kudrjaš in Káťa Kabanová, Glagolic Mass), Orff (Carmina Burana), Britten (War Requiem), Andrew Lloyd Webber (Requiem), Penderecki (Missa brevis and Te Deum), Bortnyansky (Fronimo in Alcide), Tchaikovsky (Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Vaudémont and Alméric in Iolanta, Chekalinsky in The Queen of Spades), Mussorgsky (Simpleton in Boris Godunov), Rimsky-Korsakov (Berendey in The Snowmaiden), Rachmaninoff (The Young Gypsy in Aleko, All-Night Vigil), Stravinsky (Oedipus rex, Les noces), Shostakovich (Zinovy in Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District), Schnittke (Requiem, Historia von D. Johann Fausten). 

In 2006, he participated in the production of Purcells Dido and Aeneas at the Conservatoire and Hermitage Theatres and in the concert Opera World. Benjamin Britten at the St Petersburg Academic Capella. In 2007, he performed the tenor part in Desyatnikovs ballet Wie der alte Leiermann... at the Mariinsky Theatre and Ivan in the Hamburg première of Matthesons Boris Godunov (the production was also staged at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg and at the New Opera Theatre in Moscow in 2007).

Since 2011, he performs as a guest soloist with the St Petersburg and Riga Philharmonic Societies. 

In 2012, Boris became a laureate of the Three Centuries Of Classic Romance International Competition, 

In 2015, Boris Stepanov became a soloist with the Mikhailovsky Opera. Here he performs tenor parts in the operas by Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Halévy, Leoncavallo, Dvořák, Janáček, Donizetti, and Tchaikovsky. 

In 2015, studied at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala.

In 2016, Boris became the first laureate of the Onegin National Opera Award.

Since 2017, Boris Stepanov is a guest soloist at the Bolshoy Theatre of Russia. 

In 2018, Boris was awarded the first prize at the Georg Ots International Competition and a special prize at the Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition.
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