Mariinsky Theatre Guest Soloist
• Prize-winner at the 21st International Glinka Competition of Vocalists (Chelyabinsk, 2005; 3rd prize)
Artem Krutko was born in 1985 in Slavyansk-na-Kubani (Krasnodar Krai (Krasnodar Region)). Studied classical singing at the Chelyabinsk State Academy of Culture and Arts under Professor Lyudmila Borovik, graduating in 2007. In 2011 he trained at the Opéra de Lyon under the renowned French tenor Jean-Paul Fouchécourt. He launched his career at the Glinka Chelyabinsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, where he appeared from 2004 to 2013 and where he has continued to work since 2019.
From 2013 to 2015 he was a soloist with the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg, and from 2015 to 2019 he was a soloist at the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow. Has appeared at the Oper Bonn, the Schlosstheater Schwetzingen, the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, the Opéra royal du Château de Versailles, the Mikhailovsky Theatre and the Moscow State Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre among other venues. Has performed recitals in towns and cities throughout Russia as well as in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belarus.
Made his debut at the Mariinsky Theatre in 2008 in the premiere of Alexander Smelkov’s opera The Brothers Karamazov. In 2011 he performed the role of Oberon in the premiere of a new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream; for that role he received a nomination for Russia’s Golden Mask National Theatre Award in 2012. Has sung at the world premiere of Alexander Raskatov’s opera Eclipse (2018) and at the premiere of a new production of The Snow Maiden (2020).
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
The Voice of Christ (Smelkov’s The Brothers Karamazov)
Oberon (Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Nicholas I (Eclipse, concert performance)
Lel (The Snow Maiden)
Repertoire also includes: Siébel (Faust by Gounod), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Milovzor (The Queen of Spades), the Prince (Cinderella by Spadavecchia), the Golden Cockerel (The Magic of Lukomorye by Podgaits), Fyodor (Boris Godunov), Ratmir (Ruslan and Lyudmila), Vanya (A Life for the Tsar), an Indian Merchant (Sadko), the Spirit (Dido and Aeneas), Akhnaten (Akhnaten by Glass), Eustazio (Rinaldo by Handel), Alcide (Alcide by Bortnyansky), Oreste (Ifigenia in Tauride by Traetta; Die Csárásfürstin by Kálmán (the additional piece Orpheum)), Epafo (Fetonte by Jommelli), Adriano (Adriano in Siria by Pergolesi), Giulio Cesare (Giulio Cesare by Handel), Hamor (Jeptha by Handel), Orfeo (Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck) and Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) among others as well as the tenor part in Orff’s Carmina Burana.
Has performed solo alto cantatas by Vivaldi and Bach, the alto parts in Handel’s oratorio The Messiah, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Mozart’s Requiem and the tenor part in Bach’s Kaffeekantate.
Has been a participant in the Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe, the Internationale Gluck-Opern-Festspiele in Nuremberg, the Savonlinna Opera Festival, the Fyodor Chaliapin International Opera Festival, the Gavrilin International Music Festival, the Bach-fest in Yekaterinburg, the Stars of the White Nights festival, the New Horizons festival and the Irina Arkhipova Presents… festival among others.
In 2008 he received the State Prize of the Chelyabinsk Region, and in 2009 he was awarded the Golden Lyre prize (Chelyabinsk).
Information for February 2022