Stanislav Leontiev

Upcoming performances:
22 July 2024

• Diploma recipient at the IX Montserrat Caballé International Singing Competition (Zaragoza, 2009)
• Diploma recipient at the 6th International Festival-Competition Three Centuries of Classic Romance (St Petersburg, 2008)
• Prize-winner at the 3rd All-Russian Open Competition of Opera Singers St Petersburg (2007; 2nd prize)
• Diploma recipient at the 7th Rimsky-Korsakov International Competition for Young Opera Singers (St Petersburg, 2006)
• Diploma recipient at the 2nd All-Russian Open Competition of Opera Singers St Petersburg (2005)

Stanislav Leontiev was born in Leningrad in 1976. In 1995 he graduated from the Glinka Choir College (St Petersburg) and from the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory (class of Valery Lebed) in 2000. Formerly a soloist with the Zazerkalye theatre and the head of the opera troupe of the Northern Venice musical theatre (St Petersburg).

In 2007 at the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory the singer performed the role of Lord Richard Percy in the first Russian production of Donizetti’s opera Anna Bolena conducted by Fabio Mastrangelo.

In 2008 Stanislav Leontiev has portrayed Alyosha Popovich in Grechaninov’s opera Dobrynya Nikitich (first production after 1905; St Petersburg State Capella), Ramiro in La Cenerentola (Zazerkalye theatre; St Petersburg City Government Prize for Literature, Arts and Architecture for 2008) and Beppe in Pagliacci directed by Liliana Cavani and conducted by Daniele Rustioni (St Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky Theatre).

In 2009 he made his Mariinsky Theatre debut, performing the part of Count Almaviva in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia. Joined the Mariinsky Opera Company in 2010.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Mozart (Mozart and Salieri)
Vakula the Smith (Christmas Eve)
The Astrologer (The Golden Cockerel)
Vladimir Igorevich (Prince Igor)
Misail (Boris Godunov)
Minion (Khovanshchina)
Monsieur Triquet (Eugene Onegin)
The Hussar (Mavra)
Ivan (The Nose)
Prince Nilsky (The Gambler)
Mikola (Semyon Kotko)
Antonio (Betrothal in a Monastery)
The Lefthander (The Lefthander)
Protopope Avvakum (Boyarina Morozova, concert performance)
April (A Christmas Tale)
Selifan (Dead Souls)
Claire Quilty (Lolita)
Sadistic Officer and First Prisoner (Eclipse, concert performance)
Arbace (Idomeneo, re di Creta)
Don Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro)
Ferrando (Così fan tutte)
Count Almaviva (Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore)
Ernesto (Don Pasquale)
Malcolm (Macbeth)
Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto)
A Messenger (Aida)
Dr Caius (Falstaff)
Matheos (Cristoforo Colombo, concert performance)
Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi)
Walther von der Vogelweide (Tannhäuser)
David (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, concert performance)
Fourth Jew (Salome)
A Young Servant (Elektra)
Iopas (Les Troyens)
Nathanael and Spalanzani (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
First Philistine (Samson et Dalila, concert performance)
Shepherd (Stravinsky’s Œdipus Rex, concert performance)
Flute (Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Števa Buryja (Jenůfa)
Count Hauk-Šendorf (The Makropulos Affair)
First Voice from the Forge, Second Voice from the Forge and Voice of a Salesman (La vida breve, concert performance)
The tenor roles in Bach’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Requiem and Grand Mass in C Minor, Haydn’s The Seasons, Verdi’s Requiem and Orff’s Carmina Burana

At the Mariinsky Theatre he has sung in the theatre’s premieres of Les Troyens (2009), The Makropulos Affair (2010), in the premiere of a new production of Salome (2017) and in the world premiere of Alexander Raskatov’s opera Eclipse (2018).

Has toured to Poland, Finland, Ireland, Japan, Iran and the USA. In 2015 together with the musicAeterna Choir and Orchestra (conducted by Teodor Currentzis) he performed Orthodox liturgical chants, Purcell’s anthems and Stravinsky’s works for a cappella chorus and Les Noces at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Appeared at the Latvian National Opera (Riga), the Perm and Krasnoyarsk opera and ballet theatres, the St Petersburg Philharmonia and other venues.

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