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Andrei Kolobov to sing in the Iolanta opera for the first time

On April 19, the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre presents the Iolanta opera by Peter Tchaikovsky. The international competition laureate, principal singer of the theatre Andrei Kolobov will take the stage for the first time as Vaudémont, a knight and a lover of the king’s daughter.

“The part is quite complicated, and it’s not only about the vocal material but also about the revealing of the Vaudémont’s image. To play a bright feeling of love towards a blind girl, to show self-sacrifice, courage, while not turning the lyric opera into a drama isn’t an easy task, and I had started to prepare for it long before the performance took place. I feel, my voice and understanding of this image have already matured enough to convey all the colours of the opera,” said Andrei Kolobov.

Andrei has been working in the Krasnoyarsk Theatre since 2012. His repertoire includes parts in operas by Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Alexander Borodin, Pyotr Tchaikovsky. He participates both in classical and contemporary productions. The artist displayed his vocal skills and artistry as Cherubino in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro. In June, the ambitious premiere of Alexander Tchaikovsky's opera Yermak will take place – Andrei Kolobov is going perform the part of Semion Stroganov in it.