Igor Golovatenko, baritone
Igor Golovatenko studied at the Moscow Academy of the Choral Arts and won First Prize in St. Petersburg’s Three Centuries of Classical Romance Competition and Second Prize in Dresden’s Opera Competition. Mr. Golovatenko, a former soloist with the Moscow’s Novaya Opera, is now a leading baritone at the Bolshoi Opera in Moscow, where his roles this season include Prince Yeletsky in the Queen of Spades, Robert in Iolanta and Onegin in Eugene Onegin. Performances elsewhere this season include Cound di Luna in Il Trovatore in Munich, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor in Dresden, Germont at Covent Garden. Mr. GOlovatenko earlier roles at Bolshoi included Renato (Un ballo in maschera), Rodrigo, Marquis of Posa (Don Carlo), Lescaut (Manon Lescaut) and Marcello (La bohème). Other notable appearances include Eugene Onegin for Washington National Opera and Savonlinna Opera Festival, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Novaya Opera, Moscow, and the Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, Robert (Iolanta) in Savonlinna, Prince Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades) for Salzburg Festival, Count di Luna for Bavarian State Opera, Giorgio Germont for the Teatro Municipal in Santiago, Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) for the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor) for Cologne Opera and Severo (Poliuto) and Giorgio Germont for Glyndebourne Festival. Notable concert appearances include Rachmaninoff’s Spring Cantata with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, Delius’s Mass of Life with the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra, and recitals in London and Moscow. Upcoming appearances include his Metropolitan Opera debut as Prince Yeletsky in Queen of Spades and Riccardo in Il Puritani in Paris.