Roman Arndt, Tenor

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Roman Arndt is a guest soloist at Russia’s most prestigious opera houses and has appeared at the Mariinsky and the Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg and at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. His roles include Tamino, Ferrando and Nemorino as well as Rodolfo and Pinkerton and many leading roles of the Russian repertoire such as Lensky, Vaudemont, the Tsarevich Guidon in The Golden Cockerel and Likov in The Tsar’s Bride. Most recently, at the Mariinsky Theatre, Roman Arndt has made his debut as Albert Gregor in Janáček’s The Macropulos Affair and as Walter von der Vogelweide in Tannhäuser.

In 2020, Roman Arndt has also begun to take on roles of the heavier tenor repertoire and has sung his first Florestan in concert in St. Petersburg and the tenor solo in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, which has been recorded and filmed in July 2020 with the Digital Orchestra ‘Classic at Home’ in St. Petersburg.

Roman Arndt has performed with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Thomas Sanderling, Mikhail Tatarnikov, Fabio Mastrangelo, Alexander Titov, Sergei Stadler and Mikhail Golikov.

In 2019, he has been a finalist of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and, in 2018, a prize-winner of the ‘José Carreras Grand Prix’ Competition. He has been awarded 2nd Prize at the VII International Competition for Opera Singers ‘St. Petersburg’ by Irina Bogacheva (2015), and has successfully participated in the Regional Competition ‘Young Voices of Siberia’ (2009), the National Youth Delphic Games (2009), the Locust Tree National Festival Competition (2008) and the Omsk Star International Festival Competition (2008 and 2006).

Furthermore, he has been nominated twice for the national Opera award ‘Onegin’ for his portrayals of Vaudemont in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Likov in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar's Bride. In St. Petersburg he has been awarded the ‘Golden Soffit’ in the category ‘Best Male Role in Opera’ for his interpretation of Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. In the same category he has also been nominated for the Russian theater award ‘The Golden Mask’, this time for his performance as Lensky in Eugene Onegin.

Roman Arndt graduated from the Omsk Shebalin Musical College in 2009 and made his master in music at the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory in 2014. He began his musical career at the Zazerkalie Theatre in St. Petersburg.

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Ludwig van Beethoven
Fidelio – Florestan
Hermitage Theatre St. Petersburg
Georges Bizet
Carmen – Don José
Zazerkalie Theatre St. Petersburg
Alexander Dargomyzhsky
Rusalka – The Prince
International Festival “All Together Opera” St. Petersburg
Gaetano Donizetti
Elisir d‘amore – Nemorino
Krasnodar Opera House, Zazerkalie Theatre St. Petersburg,
International Festival “All Together Opera” St. Petersburg
Mikhail Glinka
Ruslan i Lyudmila (Ruslan and Lyudmila) – Finn / Bayan
International Festival “All Together Opera” St. Petersburg
Leoš Janáček
Věc Makropulos (The Makropulos Affair) – Albert Gregor
Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Così fan tutte – Ferrando
Zazerkalie Theatre St. Petersburg,
Tatar State Opera Kazan
Don Giovanni – Don Ottavio
Zazerkalie Theatre St. Petersburg
Die Zauberflöte – Tamino
Zazerkalie Theatre St. Petersburg,
Bolshoi Theatre Moscow,
Mikhailovsky Theatre St. Petersburg
Giacomo Puccini
La Bohème – Rodolfo
Zazerkalie Theatre St. Petersburg,
Tatar State Opera Kazan
Gianni Schicchi – Rinuccio
Zazerkalie Theatre St. Petersburg,
Bolshoi Theatre Moscow
Madama Butterfly - Pinkerton
Zazerkalie Theatre St. Petersburg,
Bolshoi Theatre Moscow
Sergei Rachmaninov
Skupoi ryzar (The Miserly Knight) – Albert
Let’s play Opera St. Petersburg
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Zolotoy petushok (The Golden Cockerel) – Tsarevich Guidon
International Festival “All Together Opera” St. Petersburg
Tsarskaya nevesta (The Tsar’s Bride) – Likov
Zazerkalie Theatre St. Petersburg
Anton Rubinstein
Demon – Prince Sinodal
State Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Iolanta – Vaudemont
Zazerkalie Theatre St. Petersburg
Yevgeny Onegin (Eugene Onegin) – Lensky
Nizhny Tagil Philharmonic,
Komi Opera Theatre Syktyvkar,
Novaya Opera Moscow
Giuseppe Verdi
Otello – Cassio
Zazerkalie Theatre St. Petersburg
Richard Wagner
Tannhäuser – Walter von der Vogelweide
Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg