Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival
Vasily Khoroshev
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Vasily Khoroshev was born in Russia. He studied until 2011 at the Moscow Conservatory by Professor Petr Skusnichenko. He has won the first prize in the third international competition Modern Art and Education. He made his first appearance on the stage in 2006 as Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro, or The Day of Madness) in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. In 2010, he sang the part of the Spirit in Dido and Aeneas conducted by Gabriele Garido in Opera de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland) and the Opera de Vichy; he could be seen as Artemis in Henze’s Phaedra in German Opera House in Duisburg on Rhein. He went to the international concert tour with Carmina Burana stage version by the theatrical group La Fura dels Baus.

You can hear him as Cleone in Handel’s opera Alessandro (Decca Classics Catalogue). This role in the opera conducted by George Petrou was also performed by Khoroshev in 2013 in Megaron (the Athens Concert Hall), in Opera Royal de Versailles (France), in the Salle Pleyel (Paris), at the Enescu International Competition in Bucharest, in the State Theatre of Wiesbaden, in The Royal Concertgebouw (concert hall) in Amsterdam and in the Vienna State Opera. Khoroshev also debuted in the opening night of Klaus Lang’s Rappresentazione di anima et corpo in the Opera Theatre of Frankfurt.

In the early 2014, the singer debuted as Tolomeo in Handel’s Opera Giulio Cesare (Julius Caesar) in the Theatre of Klagenfurt. He has been invited to the State Theatre of Darmstadt for Monteverdi’s Ulisse for the 2014/15 season. The young countertenor is engaged in Moscow Tchaikovsky Hall, in the Bozar (The Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels), in the Handel’s festival Hall (as Cleone in Handel’s Alessandro). He also performed Carmina Burana in Madrid and Santiago de Chile.

Future engagements will be the title role in Handel’s Rinaldo in Chemnitz, Ludwigsburg and Aschaffenburg, as well as the world premiere of Die Vorübergehenden.

Ulisse for the 2014/15 season. The young countertenor is engaged in Moscow Tchaikovsky Hall, in the Bozar (The Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels), in the Handel’s festival Hall (as Cleone in Handel’s Alessandro). He also performed with Carmina Burana Concerts in Madrid and Santiago de Chile.

Future engagements will be the title role in Handel’s Rinaldo in Chemnitz, Ludwigsburg and Aschaffenburg, as well as the world premiere of Die Vorübergehenden.

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