Oleg Videman, Tenor

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Dramatic tenor Oleg Videman is one of the leading soloists of St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre where his repertoire includes roles such as Herrmann in Pique Dame, the title role in Sadko, Sergei in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Dimitri in Boris Godunov, Golitsin in Khovanshchina, Radames, Don José and Cavaradossi. In May 2019 he has also made his debuts as Samson in Samson et Dalila and as Mikhail Andreyevich Tucha in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Maid of Pskov at the Mariinsky Theatre.

The engagement in St. Petersburg was preceded by contracts at the Abay National Theatre and Opera House in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, where he has appeared in more than twenty leading roles. It was in Novosibirsk where the young tenor was discovered by Mstislav Rostropovich, who subsequently invited him on tours to Germany, Italy, France and Argentina.

Oleg Videman has also appeared at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the National Opera of Ukraine in Kiev, the Lithuanian National Opera Vilnius, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the Teatro San Carlo, Naples, and at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan. He has worked with conductors such as Teodor Currentzis, Tugan Sokhiev, Mstislav Rostropovich and Valery Gergiev.

He graduated from the Novosibirsk State Glinka Conservatory and has been nominated for the Golden Mask Award for the Best Opera Singer three times: for his Don José in Carmen in 2003, for his Radames in Aida in 2005, and for his Sergei in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in 2007. In 2006, Oleg Videman was awarded the title of Honored Artist of Russia.

 

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Georges Bizet
Carmen – Don José
Seoul Arts Center, State Opera Banská Bystrica, Mariinsky Theater St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk State Opera
Ruggero Leoncavallo
Pagliacci – Canio
role in preparation
Modest Mussorgsky
Boris Godunov – Grigori Otrepyev (The False Dimitri)
Novosibirsk State Opera, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg
Khovanshchina – Prince Vasily Golitsin
Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg
Giacomo Puccini
Tosca – Cavaradossi
Seoul Arts Center, Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk State Opera
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Pskovityanka (The Maid of Pskov) – Mikhail Andreyevich Tucha
Mariinsky Theater St. Petersburg
Sadko – Sadko
Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg
Skazaniye o nevidimom grade Kitezhe (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh) – Prince Vsevolod Yuryevich
Mariinsky Theater St. Petersburg
Tsarskaya nevesta (The Tsar‘s Bride) – Ivan Lykov
Novosibirsk State Opera
Camille Saint-Saëns
Samson e Dalila – Samson
Mariinsky Theater St. Petersburg
Dmitri Shostakovich
Ledi Makbet Mtsenskogo uyezda (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) – Sergei
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Roma, Teatro San Carlos Napoli, Prinzregententheater München, Opéra Dijon, Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Cherevichki – Vakula
Teatro alla Scala Milano
Pikovaya dama (Pique Dame) – Herrmann
Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk State Opera, Lithuanian Philarmonium, Dzhalil Tatar Academic State Opera Kasan, Abay National Opera House Almaty, Udmurtia State Opera Izhevsk
Giuseppe Verdi
Aida – Radames
Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg, Slovak National Theatre Bratislava, Dzhalil Tatar
Academic State Opera Kasan, Sobinov Festival Saratov, National Opera of Ukraine
Kiev, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Novosibirsk State Opera, Abay National Opera House
Almaty
Don Carlos – Carlos (4 act version, in concert)
Novosibirsk State Opera
Otello – Otello
Ekaterinburg Opera, Novosibirsk State Opera
Requiem – tenor solo
Lithuanian National Opera Vilnius
Richard Wagner
Die Walküre – Siegmund
Ready to perform
Mieczysław Weinberg
Passazhirka (The Passenger) – Walter
Novosibirsk State Opera