Honoured Artist of Russia
Artistic Director of the theatre
Born on September 6
In 1981, he graduated from the Moscow Ballet School and joined the ballet company of the Bolshoi Theatre. He danced leading and solo parts in classical and contemporary ballets, such as: Master of ceremonies, Rothbart (The Golden Age and Swan Lake, choreography and production by Yuri Grigorovich), Birbanto (Le Corsaire), Hilarion (Giselle), Prince Lemon (Cipollino), Toreador (Don Quixote), Salieri, Don Juan (Mozart and Salieri, Love for Love, both choreographed by Vera Boccadoro), Orest (Electra), etc.
In 1993, he graduated from the Faculty of Choreography of the Moscow Institute of Choreography (class of People's Artist of the USSR Yuri Grigorovich). Among his early productions are Electra (1992, along with A. Melanin, the Grigorovich-Ballet company), Antigona (1995), Infanta and Jester (1996, San Francisco, an international festival dedicated to 50th anniversary of the UN), numerous choreographic miniatures.
At the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, he has staged the ballets Tsar Fish (world premiere in 1999), ConTOUR dance (2000), Oedipus' Daughter (2000), The Nutcracker (2001), Carmen (2002), Swan Lake (2002), Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty (2003), La Bayadere (2004), Romeo and Juliet (2005), Giselle (2006), Cinderella (2007), The Infanta and the Jester (2008), The Rite of Spring (2010), The Hussar Ballad (2011), Electra (2012), Swan Lake (new stage version in 2014), Hanukkah (2017).
Also among the director's productions, there are stage versions of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov and Khovanshchina (2007), performance-extravaganza Lumen Magicus (2008), opera The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky (2009), ballet opera Carmen (2013), and others. Sergei created a new edition of Sadko by Pokrovsky in 2012. He coordinated the production of the first edition of the opera Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky in 2014.
Sergei Bobrov staged the ballets Electra and Antigona in the Sofia National Opera in 2013.
He’s a founder and artistic director of the international forum Ballet The 21st Century that has been held in Krasnoyarsk since 2010. He danced the part of Severyan at the premiere of The Tale of the Stone Flower shown at the forum dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Yuri Nikolaevich Grigorovich (2012). Sergei Bobrov is a founder of the annual international opera festival Stars Parade at the Opera (Krasnoyarsk). He’s a permanent member of the jury of the International Competition for Young Opera Directors Nano-Opera. In 2019, he joined the jury panel of the Russian National Theatre Award Golden Mask.
He launched the contemporary art project named Art at the Quadrat in 2019. The following operas has already been produced within the project: Les Mamelles de Tirésias by Poulenc and Syumak’s Hvorostovsky. Homecoming directed by Sergei Bobrov, Manotskov’s A Feast in Time of Plague directed by Elena Pavlova, Maze by Shirokov and Buloshenikov (directed by Yelizaveta Korneeva), Pospelov’s Night at the Museum, or the Testament of the Master directed by Yelizaveta Moroz, choreographic mystery show Leningrad Symphony (LAMENTO) to the music by Shostakovich and Syumak (directed by Sergei Bobrov), the first Russian slapstick opera The Bogatyrs by Borodin (directed by Sergei Bobrov).
Sergei is the music dramaturgy author and production choreographer of Catarina ou La Fille du Bandit by Cesare Pugni (2021), successfully renewed in a new edition after the century-long oblivion and already highly commended by the professional community.
He toured with his performances in many European countries, in the USA, Japan, Cyprus, Taiwan, Latin America.
Nominee of the Russian National Theatre Award Golden Mask 2022 in the category Best Director for the opera Bogatyrs;
Sergei Bobrov is a laureate of the Godenko State Prize of the Krasnoyarsk Region in the field of choreography art (2021).
He won the Special Award of the Music Theatre Jury "For a New Look at the Opera Genre in a New Theatrical Space" for the production of Les Mamelles de Tirésias by Francis Poulenc (National Theatre Festival Golden Mask, 2020).
Nominee of the Russian National Theatre Award Golden Mask 2020 in the category Best Director for the opera Les Mamelles de Tirésias (the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre);
Frequent winner of the Krasnoyarsk Regional Festival Theatre Spring;
In 2006, the ballet Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev was nominated at the Golden Mask Festival in three categories: Best Production Choreographer, Best Ballet Performance, Best Leading Female Role in a Ballet Performance;
The 2nd degree laureate of the 9th International Competition for Choreographers and Ballet Artists (Moscow, 2001);
The 2nd degree laureate of the Serge Lifar International Competition (Kyiv, 1994);
The 1st degree laureate of the Interregional Competition of Choreographers and Ballet Artists (1991).