Roman Shirokikh

Upcoming performances:
22 June 2024

Mariinsky Theatre Guest Soloist

• Diploma recipient at the XVII International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow – St Petersburg, 2023)
• Prize-winner at the 1st Nikolai Okhotnikov International Competition of Opera Singers (St Petersburg, 2019; 1st prize)

Roman Shirokikh was born in Naberezhnye Chelny in 1994. In 2021 he graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory (class of Yury Marusin).

In 2016 the singer took part in the St Petersburg premiere of Sergei Slonimsky’s opera King Lear at the Hermitage Theatre, performing the role of Gloucester’s Servant. During 2020–2021 Roman was a soloist with St Petersburg’s Zazerkalye theatre. He also appeared at the St Petersburg Music Hall Theatre and the Armorial Hall of the State Hermitage among other venues.
Has taken part in a programme of the international creative project Baltic Sea Music Academy and has toured to Baltic cities.

In 2021 the singer became a fellow of the Atkins Young Artists Program at the Mariinsky Theatre. In 2022 he made his debut at the theatre, performing the part of Vaudémont in Iolanta.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Prince Sinodal (The Demon)
Lensky (Eugene Onegin)
Vladimir Igorevich (Prince Igor)
Vaudémont (Iolanta)
Prince (The Love for Three Oranges)
Don Antonio (Betrothal in a Monastery)
Idamante (Idomeneo, re di Creta)
Tamino (Die Zauberflöte)
Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore)
Ernesto (Don Pasquale)
Ismaele (Nabucco)
Cassio (Verdi’s Otello)
Rodolfo (La bohème)
Tenor part in Mozart’s Requiem

Has sung in premieres of new Mariinsky Theatre productions of The Love for Three Oranges (2022, revival of the 1991 production) and Otello (2022, revision of the 1996 production).

His repertoire also includes the Young Gypsy (Aleko) and Chekalinsky (The Queen of Spades).
Information for April 2024

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