Benefit of Vasily Gerello
People’s Artist of Russia, soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre Vasily Gerello is invited to perform at the most prestigious opera houses of the world, including Opera Bastille (Paris), Semperoper Dresden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Berlin, Metropolitan-opera (New York), Wiener Staatsoper, Royal Opera House Covent Garden (London), Teatro La Fenice (Venice), Canadian National Opera (Toronto), Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Sao Paulo Theatre (Brazil), Opera Santiago de Chile, La Scala (Milan), opera houses of Amsterdam and Bergen. His repertoire includes all leading baritone parts. The singer performs with world-famous conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Riccardo Mutti, Myung-Whun Chung, Claudio Abbado, Bernard Haitink, Fabio Luisi, and many others.
Laureate of the BBC Cardiff singer of the world Worldwide Opera Singers Competition (1993); laureate of the N. Rimsky-Korsakov International Young Opera Singers Competition (I Prize, Saint-Petersburg, 1994), laureate of the Golden Soffit top theatrical award in Saint-Petersburg (1999), etc.
Venera Gimadieva graduated from N. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory. In 2009-2011 – participant of the Youth opera program of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. Since 2011 – soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre.
Venera Gimadieva is a laureate of several prestigious competitions, including Opera Singers International Competition in Dresden (2009), Chaliapin International Competition in Plyos (I prize, 2010), National Theatre Award “Golden Mask” in “Opera – Best Actress” Nomination for Amina’s role in La sonnambula (2014).
Her roles at the Bolshoi Theatre include: The Snow Maiden (The Snow Maiden by N. Rimsky-Korsakov), Queen of Shemakha (The Golden Cockerel by N. Rimsky-Korsakov), Marfa (The Tsar’s Bride by N. Rimsky-Korsakov), Kseniya (Boris Godunov by M. Mussorgsky), Violetta (La traviata by G. Verdi), Amina (La sonnambula by V. Bellini), as well as Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor by G. Donizetti), Gilda (Rigoletto by G. Verdi). In 2014 she performed Violetta’s role at Glyndebourne Festival Opera (conductor Mark Elder).
Opera arias and duets, Neapolitan songs, and romances make the program of this concert.