Sergey Kovnir | Bass
Sergey Kovnir is one of the most celebrated members of the National Opera of Ukraine, where he interprets all major roles of the bass-repertoire.
These include Alidoro (Cenerentola), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Wagner (Faust), Pimen (Boris Godunov), Timur (Turandot), Gremin (Eugene Onegin), King René (Yolanta), Banco (Macbet), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Filippo (Don Carlo), Commendatore (Don Giovanni) and the bass parts in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14, in the Requien by Verdi and Mozart and in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.
The artist has a longstanding relationship with the prestigious Shalyapin Festival in Kazan, where he sings Zaccaria (Nabucco), Pimen (Boris Godunov), TImur (Turandot), Sparafucile (Rigoletto) and Ferrando (Trovatore), King of Egypt (Aida).
Engagements abroad took Sergey Kovnir to Teatro San Carlo Napoli covering productions of Nabucco and Katya Kabanova, the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall for Beethoven’s 9th Symphony as well as to the Salzburg Festival debuting under the baton of Daniel Barenboim in the new production of Eugen Onegin as Hauptmann directed by Andrea Breth. This appearance paved the way for Sergey Kovnir to the major opera stages around the world.
Sergey Kovnir has received numerous prizes and awards. He won the first prize and the gold medal at the International Competition of Vocalists Boris Gmyria and third prize at the prestigious Galina Vishnevskaya Voice Competition in Moscow.
Thanks to his excellent vocal technique and his powerful stage presence Kovnir, a graduate of the famous Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Kiev (Prof. Eugenia Miroshnichenko), is among the finest singers of our time.
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