Nikolay Didenko

Completed his education at the Stasov Music School (violin class) and at the Sveshnikov Moscow Choral College, Nikolay enrolled at the Academy of Choral Art, from which he graduated in conducting and solo singing (Dmitri Vdovin’s class). 

From 2002-2003 he was a leading soloist at Moscow Novaya Opera Company. From 2003-2005 — a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio (USA).

Since 2003 Nikolay Didenko has been making his debut at opera houses and concert halls in New York, Washington, Houston, Paris, London, Berlin, Barcelona, Madrid, Copenhagen, Cologne, Warsaw, Salzburg, Moscow, among other places.

In 2013 he debuted in the Bolshoi Theatre production of La sonnambula, singing the part of Count Rodolpho. 

Since 2005 he has been the artistic director of the White Steamer, singing rivers of Russia charitable program aimed at the creative development and rehabilitation of musically gifted children with disabilities, orphans, children from dysfunctional, single-parent, large and low-income families.

Repertoire at the Bolshoi Theatre

Count Rodolpho (La sonnambula)
Old Robber Woman (The Story of Kai and Gerda)
Don Pasquale (Don Pasquale)
Sea Tsar (Sadko)
Tsar Saltan (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)


Prince Gremin (Eugene Onegin) — Frankfurt Opera, Cologne Opera, Novaya Opera Company

Tsar Dodon (The Golden Cockerel) — Dallas Opera

Kichiga (Tchaikovsky’s The Enchantress) — Theater an derWien

Salieri (Rimski-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri) — Novaya Opera

Don Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) — The New York City Opera

Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia) — Canadian Opera Company

Don Geronio (Il turco in Italia) — Royal Danish Opera

Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte) — Bilbao Opera

Frère Laurent (Gounod’s Roméo and Juliet) — Royal Danish Opera

Alidoro (Cinderella)

Philip II (Don Carlo) — Cologne Opera

Colline (La Bohème) — Houston Grand Opera, Cologne Opera

Ramfis (Aida) — Cologne Opera, Teatro Comunale Triest

Oroveso (Norma) — Cologne Opera, Teatro Comunale Triest

Guardiano (La forza del destino) — Cologne Opera

Commendatore (Don Giovanni) — Cologne Opera

Philo, Second Geezer (Marco Adamo’s Lysistrata, world première) — Houston Grand Opera, The New York City Opera

Clemens VII (Benvenuto Cellini) — Cologne Opera

Des Grieux (Manon) — Cologne Opera

Daland (Der fliegende Holländer) — Malmö Opera

Pistola (Falstaff) — Bilbao Opera

Capellio (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) — Opera North Leeds

Il Cieco (Mascagni’s Iris) — Festival Radio France Montpellier

Concert Repertoire

Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle and Stabat Mater, Shostakovich’s Anti-Formalist Rayok and Symphonies Nos. 13 and 14, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, Mozart’s Requiem and masses, Dvořák’s Stabat mater, Verdi’s Requiem.

On the concert platform, he appeared with Salzburg Mozarteum, The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker, Malmö Symphony Orchestra.

Collaborated with such conductors as Antonello Allemandi, Patrick Summers, Edoardo Müller, Nello Santi, Marco Armiliato, Vladimir Fedoseev, Vladimir Spivakov, Rudolf Barshai, Mikhail Pletnev, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Kirill Petrenko.

Penderecki Conducts Penderecki

Warsaw Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra, Krzysztof Penderecki, CD, Warner Classics. GRAMMY Award for 'Best Choral Performance'

General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — insurance company «Ingosstrakh»
Privileged sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre — Tinkoff Bank
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — GUM