Mariinsky Theatre Guest Soloist
Denis Zakirov was born in the city of Surgut (Tyumen Region). In 2006 he graduated from the Chelyabinsk State Academy of Culture and Arts (class of Genrietta Denisova).
In 2003–2009 he was a soloist with the Chelyabinsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, later becoming a soloist with the Krasnodar Music Theatre.
Since 2010 he has been a soloist with the St Petersburg Chamber Opera. With that ensemble, for appearing in productions of Faust and October ..17, he was awarded the St Petersburg City Government Prize in Culture and Arts in 2017.
At the Mariinsky Theatre he made his debut in October 2018, performing the role of Arrigo in Verdi’s opera I vespri siciliani.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Bogdan Sobinin (A Life for the Tsar)
A Hindu Merchant (Sadko)
Bobyl Bakula (The Snow Maiden)
Raimond (The Maid of Orleans, concert performance)
Deacon (Christmas Eve)
Sir Edgar Ravenswood (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto)
Gérald (Lakmé, semi-staged performance)
Arrigo (I vespri siciliani)
Hoffmann (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
Alfred (Die Fledermaus)
Dick Johnson (La fanciulla del West)
Repertoire also includes the roles of Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Vaudémont (Iolanta), Tsar Berendey (The Snow Maiden), Ivan Lykov (The Tsar’s Bride), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore), Nadir (Les Pêcheurs de perles), Rodolfo (La Bohème) and Faust (Faust by Gounod) among others.
Information for October 2021