Vitaly Yankovsky


Born in Belarus. From 1997 to 2001 he trained in vocals at the Belorussian Academy of Music (classes of A. M. Savchenko, People’s Artist of the USSR, and Professor A. M. Generalov, People’s Artist of the Belorussian SSR). From 2001 to 2006 he was a student at the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of Nikolai Okhotnikov, People’s Artist of the USSR). From 2006 to 2008 he was a soloist with the Opera and Ballet Theatre of the St Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire where he performed roles including Sobakin (The Tsar’s Bride), René (Iolanta), Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Colline (La bohème), Gil Perez (Le Domino noir), Calchas (La Belle Hélène) and Méphistophélès (Faust).

Joined the Mariinsky Opera in 2014.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Soldier (A Life for the Tsar)
Deaf Old Man (Boris Godunov)
Zaretsky (Eugene Onegin, Primorsky Stage)
First Strelets (Khovanshchina)
Old Servant (The Demon)
Zaretsky (Eugene Onegin, Primorsky Stage)
Soldier (The Maid of Orleans)
Second Herald (The Snow Maiden)
Royal Oven-Stoker (The Tsar’s Bride)
Prince Afanasy Vyazemsky (The Maid of Pskov)
Boyar Ivan Semyonovich Sheloga (The Noblewoman Vera Sheloga)
Chub (Christmas Eve, Primorsky Stage)
Panas (Christmas Eve)
Beggar Singer and one of the Best People (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya)
Molchan Mitkov (The Oprichnik)
King of Clubs (The Love for Three Oranges, Primorsky Stage)
Farfarello, Herald (Love for Three Oranges)
Old German (Semyon Kotko)
Marshal Berthier, Bolkonskys’ Butler, Captain Ramballe, Gavrila, Akhrosimova’s Butler (War and Peace)
Yard-Keeper, Sentry (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
A Tall Englishman (The Gambler)
Mavrocordato, Porfiry, Peasant with Goat (Dead Souls)
District police officers, doctors, gendarmes, nurses in St Petersburg, a Special Envoy to England (The Lefthander)
July (A Christmas Tale)
Mr Chatfield (Lolita)
Lord Gualtiero Valton (I puritani)
Herald, Doctor, Servant, An Assassin (Macbeth)
Alcindoro (La bohème)
Sparafucile (Rigoletto, Primorsky Stage)
Count Ceprano (Rigoletto)
Herald, Montano (Otello)
Old Gypsy (Il trovatore)
Vaudemont (I vespri siciliani)
Monk (Don Carlo)
Marco (Gianni Schicchi)
Samuel (Un ballo in maschera)
Pietro (Simon Boccanegra)
Capitaine (Puccini’s Manon Lescaut)
Fouquier-Tinville (Andrea Chénier, concert performance)
Cesare Angelotti (Tosca, Primorsky Stage)
Jailer (Tosca)
José Castro (La fanciulla del West)
Quinault (Adriana Lecouvreur)
Wagner (Faust)
A Brabantian Noble (Lohengrin)
Hans Foltz (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)
Bernardino (Benvenuto Cellini)
Priam (Les Troyens)
Lackey (Ariadne auf Naxos)
Fifth Jew (Salome)
Quince (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
A Pilgrim (Cristoforo Colombo, concert performance)
Roles of Peter, Judas, Pilate and a High Priest in Bach’s Matthäus-Passion

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