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Anatoly Chepurnoy

Honored artist of Russia

Chief conductor, musical director of the theatre

Birthday — on August 2

He was born in Nalchik, graduated in 1980 from faculty of opera and symphonic conducting and postgraduate study of the Ural state conservatory of M. P. Mussorgsky (a class of professor M. Paverman).

He worked as the chief conductor of the republican musical theatre Komi Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (1980-1982), the conductor-director of the Dnepropetrovsk state opera and ballet theatre (1982-1989). Since 1989 — the musical director and the chief conductor of the Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre.

Within 20 years, heading theatre, he carried out more than 60 statements, among which: Sh. Gounod's "Faust", "Romeo and Juliette", "Prodigal son", "The betrothal in the monastery" S. Prokofieva, "The swan lake", P. Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker", "Hovanshchina" M. Mussorgsky, "Secret marriage" of D. Cimarosa, "Floriya Tosk", D. Puccini's "Bohemia", "Traviata", "Masquerade", J. Verdi's "Othello", "Carmina Burana or Fortuna's Wheel" K. Orff, V. Porotsky's "Tsar fish", "The daughter of a regiment" G. Donizetti, "The imperial bride" of N. Rimsky-Korsakov. For the first time on the Russian scene in the commonwealth with the Italian director Maria Francesca Siciliani he staged U. Giordano's opera "Siberia".

Statement on the Krasnoyarsk scene of the opera "Hamlet" together with the author S. Slonimsky became the world premiere.

In repertoire - all main compositions of opera and symphonic classics, concert programs of symphonic, chamber music, kantatno-oratorial compositions. He was the musical director of festivals of various level — the All-Russian festivals of P. Slovtsov (1989, 1991, 1993), the International musical festival of the countries of the Pacific Rim (1992, 1995), the opera festivals devoted to J. Verdi and D. Puccini in Ulan Bator (1992-1993). Tours of an orchestra of Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre under the leadership of A. Chepurny in 1998 in Germany went over with great success.
At theatre he combines work with teaching in the Krasnoyarsk academy of music and theatre (class of opera preparation). The performances "Daughter of the Regiment" of G. Donizetti and "Carmina Burana" of K. Orff put at theatre under the leadership of A. Chepurny — winners of the National theatre award "Gold Mask".

Has extensive creative contacts with musicians of South Korea. These are tours of the Korean soloists in Krasnoyarsk and trips of the Siberian musicians to Seoul where, besides concerts, he held  conductor's master class. The constant participant of musical festivals and competitions in Mongolia, in Vladivostok with the Pacific symphonic orchestra, in Saratov — with the orchestra of the academic opera theatre. Under the leadership of Anatoly Chepurny tours of the Krasnoyarsk opera and ballet theatre in Great Britain, Germany, on Taiwan, in Cyprus, etc. went over with success.



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