Lyric tenor Evgeny Akhmedov is a soloist of Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. He began his studies at the Murmansk Musical College, and graduated from the St. Petersburg „Rimsky-Korsakov“ State Conservatory, where he was a pupil of Olga Kondina. A series of master-classes with tenor Neil Shicoff rounded off his musical training.
From 2011-15, Evgeny Akhmedov was a soloist of the Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg, where his roles included Lensky in Eugene Onegin, A Novice (in Willy Decker‘s production of Billy Budd and with Neil Shicoff as Captain Vere), Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Edmondo in Manon Lescaut (with Vladimir Galuzin as Chevalier des Grieux), Beppe in Pagliacci, Steuermann in The Flying Dutchman (Vasily Petrenko, conductor), Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Ivan Lykov in The Tsar’s Bride, Il conte Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Yurodivy in Boris Godunov and Spoletta in Tosca.
For his performance of the role Vladimir Lensky in Eugene Onegin, staged by Andriy Zholdak, Evgeny Akhmedov was awarded the Golden Mask, the highest National Theatre Award in Russia.
Roles that he later added to his repertoire include Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Alfredo in La Traviata, Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Froh in Wagner’s Das Rheingold, Hylas in Les Troyens, Fenton in Verdi’s Falstaff the Fisherman in Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol and Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte by Mozart.
His repertoire also includes the tenor parts in Mozart’s Requiem and Britten’s Spring Symphony. Evgeny Akhmedov has toured to China, Finland, France, Scotland, England, Italy, and Germany.