Aleksandr Sergeevich Arkhipov
Born on the 13th of July 1937 in the village of Staryj Saltov in the Kharkov region of Ukraine.
Acclaimed artist of the Russian Socialist Federative Republic (1976).
Started his singing career in 1960 the Ensemble of singing and dancing of the Kiev Military District.
1962–1964, soloist of the Ukranian State Academic Capella of Bandurists.
Starting from 1965, soloist of the opera studio of the Kiev conservatory.
Graduated from the vocal faculty of the Kiev Chaikovskij State Conservatory (class of D. G. Evtushenko) in 1967.
Soloist of the Bolshoj Theater from 1968 onwards.
His repertoire at the Bolshoj was the following:
Lykov, Bomely (Tsarkaja nevesta/Tsar's bride)
Chaplitskij, Chekalinskij (Pikovaja dama)
Gastone (La traviata)
Duca, Borsa (Rigoletto)
Gérard, de Beausset, Karataev, First madman, Host at the ball, Abbé, Adjutant to Prince Eugène (Vojna i mir/War and peace)
Mikola (Semjon Kotko)
Tsarevich Gvidon, Old Grandpa (Skazka o tsare Saltane/Tale of tsar Saltan)
The painful player, The first croupier, the second croupier (Igrok/The gambler)
Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
The first guest (Kamennij gost)
Selifan (Mjortvye dushi/Dead souls by Shchedrin)
Indian Guest (Sadko)
Bakula (Snegurochka/Snow maiden)
Bajan (Ruslan and Ljudmila)
Russian soldier (Zhizn za tsarja/Life for the tsar)
Zinovij Borisovich, First workman (Katerina Ismajlova)
Nireno (Giulio Cesare)
Bojar, Misail (Boris Godunov)
Father Elustaf, First lay brother, Pablo (Obruchenie v monastyre/Betrothal in a monastery by Prokofiev)
Lerma (Don Carlo)
Eroshka, Ovlur (Knjaz Igor)
Drunken cossack (Mazepa)
Devil (Noch pered Rozhdestvom/Christmas eve by Rimskij-Korsakov)
Triquet (Evgenij Onegin)
Basilio (Nozze di Figaro)
Maître de cérémonies (L'amour des trois oranges)
Poisson (Adriana Lecouvreur)
Doctor (Ognennyj angel)
Conductor (Deti Rozentala/The children of Rosenthal by Desjatnikov)
The first of the best people (Skazanie o nevidimom grade Kitezhe i deve Fevroniii/The legend of the invisible city of Kitezh and the maiden Fevronia)
and others (more than sixty)
In 1995, he participated in the premiere of the very first in Bolshoj production of Khovanshchina (in Shostakovich's edition, conductor
Mstislav Rostropovich, director Boris Pokrovskij), singing the part the Scrivener.
He also performed that role at the premiere of another production of Khovanshchina at the Bolshoj
in 2002 (conductor Aleksandr Vedernikov, director Jurij Alexandrov).
1989, he sang in Knjaz Igor at the Arena di Verona.
I would like to thank Igor Milner for his additions to the biography.
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