The Wanderer himself (Vladimir Feliauer) carried good weight and fullness of sound in his bass, and was touchingly accepting of his fate after being swept aside by Siegfried.
Rohan Shotton, Bachtrack, 10 November 2014
Vladimir Feliauer graduated from the Ural State Musorgsky Conservatoire (1992) and the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory (2001, class of Nikolai Okhotnikov) where he also completed an assistant traineeship (2004, class of the same teacher). From 2006 to 2010 the singer was a soloist with the St Petersburg Chamber Opera.
At the Mariinsky Theatre Vladimir Feliauer made his debut in 2010, performing the part of Attila. The same year he joined the Mariinsky Opera Company.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Ivan Susanin (A Life for the Tsar)
Prince Zhemchuzhny (The Oprichnik)
Narumov (The Queen of Spades)
King René (Iolanta)
Malyuta Skuratov (The Tsar’s Bride)
Burunday (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya)
Tsar Dodon (The Golden Cockerel)
Old Gypsy (Aleko)
Count Ilya Rostov and General Yermolov (War and Peace)
The Governor (Dead Souls)
Tsar Alexei Michailovich (Boyarina Morozova)
Commendatore (Don Giovanni)
Alidoro (La Cenerentola)
Count Rodolfo (La sonnambula, concert performance)
Raymond Bidebent (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Dr Grenville (La traviata)
Ferrando (Il trovatore)
Giovanni da Procida (I vespri siciliani)
Tom (Un ballo in maschera)
Padre Guardiano and the Marquis of Calatrava (La forza del destino)
Philip II and a Monk (Don Carlo)
The King of Egypt (Aida)
Lodovico (Verdi’s Otello)
A Knight, a Monk and an Old Indian (Cristoforo Colombo, concert performance)
Cesare Angelotti (Tosca)
Prince de Bouillon (Adriana Lecouvreur)
Wotan (Die Walküre)
The Wanderer (Wotan) (Siegfried)
Méphistophélès (Gounod’s Faust)
Priam (Les Troyens)
Crespel (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
Arkel (Pelléas et Mélisande)
Part of Raphael in Haydn’s oratorio The Creation, bass parts in Bach’s Matthäus-Passion, Handel’s oratorio The Messiah, Mozart’s and Verdi’s requiems, Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass and Stravinsky’s Mass
The singer’s repertoire also includes the roles of Prince Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Pimen (Boris Godunov), Mendoza (Betrothal in a Monastery), Colline (La Bohème), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Count Monterone (Rigoletto), Simone (Gianni Schicchi), Peter I (Il falegname di Livonia, ossia Pietro il grande, Kzar delle Russie).
In 2011 he appeared in performances of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony in Ljubljana and Zagreb (conducted by Valery Gergiev). In the 2011–12 season, together with the Mariinsky Opera Company the singer toured to Rotterdam, London, Cardiff and Birmingham. In 2014 he appeared as the Wanderer in the Mariinsky Theatre’s Siegfried in Birmingham.
Performs at the Moscow Philharmonic Society, the St Petersburg Philharmonia, the Sverdlovsk Philharmony, the Moscow Concert Hall Zaryadye, the Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre and the Chaliapin House Museum (St Petersburg). In 2017 he sang the part of Konchak (Prince Igor) in the Astrakhan Kremlin.
In 2012 Vladimir Feliauer was awarded the Golden Sofit, St Petersburg’s most prestigious theatre prize, for the role of Mendoza in Betrothal in a Monastery at the St Petersburg Chamber Opera. In 2017 he was nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the category “Best Opera Recording” (The Golden Cockerel conducted by Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky label).
Since 2019 the artist has been a member of the jury of the Nikolai Okhotnikov International Competition of Opera Singers (St Petersburg).