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 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 (Demon)
Lensky (Eugene Onegin)
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)
Cassio (Verdi’s Otello)
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), Chekalinsky (The Queen of Spades), Rodolfo (La bohème) and the tenor role in Mozart’s Requiem.
Information for September 2023