Valery Gilmanov

Born in Rubtsovsk, Altai Krai. Graduated from Novosibirsk State Conservatory named after M.I. Glinka (class of Alexei Levitsky).

Since 1994 has been a soloist at the Novosibirsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre.

In 2000 was accepted into the troupe of the Moscow Novaya Opera Theatre headed by Yevgeny Kolobov.

Since 2002 has been a soloist with the opera troupe of the Bolshoi Theatre.


Golden Mask National Theatre prize (for his performance in V. Kobekin’s opera Young David, Novosibirsk)


Award from the S.I. Bugayov Fund, The Paradise prize (Novosibirsk), Gold medal of the “Siberian Fair”

Award from “Philip Morris-Debut” for the best debut in opera production of the 1997-98 season

Frost, Second Town Crier (The Snow Maiden by N. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Ivan Khovansky (Khovanshchina by M. Mussorgsky) 
Farlaf (Ruslan and Ludmila by M. Glinka) 
Orlik (Mazeppa by P. Tchaikovsky)
King of Clubs (The Love for Three Oranges by S. Prokofiev)
Sobakin, Malyuta Skuratov (The Tsar’s Bride by N. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Inquisitor (The Fiery Angel by S. Prokofiev)
Varlaam (Boris Godunov by M. Mussorgsky)
Ivan Susanin (Ivan Susanin by M. Glinka)
Polkan (The Golden Cockerel by N. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Daland (Der Fliegende Hollaender by R. Wagner)
Boris Timofeyevich (The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by D. Shostakovich)
Mussorgsky (The Children of Rosenthal by L. Desyatnikov) — the first performer (the world premiere)
Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte by W.A. Mozart)
Balaga, General Yermolov (War and Peace by S. Prokofiev)
Uncle Bonze (Madama Butterfly by G. Puccini)
Zaretsky, A Company Commander (Eugene Onegin by P. Tchaikovsky)
Bedyay (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia by N. Rimsky-Korsakov)
First Apprentice (Wozzeck by A. Berg)
Police inspector, Notary (Der Rosenkavalier by R. Strauss)
Kichiga, Mamyrov (The Enchantress by P. Tchaikovsky)
Khan Konchak (Prince Igor by A. Borodin)
The Old Robber Woman (The Story of Kai and Gerda by A. Banevich)
Surin (The Queen of Spades by P. Tchaikovsky)
Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro by W.A. Mozart)
Priest (Katerina Izmailova by D. Shostakovich)
Statue of the Commander, Laura’s guest (The Stone Guest by A. Dargomyzhsky)
Sergeant of the Royal Archers, Innkeeper (Manon Lescaut by G. Puccini)
General Epanchin (The Idiot  by M. Weinberg)
Benoit (La Bohème by G. Puccini)
Bear-keeper / Tsar Ivan (Candide by L. Bernstein, theatrical concert performance)
Antonio (Il Viaggio a Reims by G. Rossini)
Flemish Deputy (Don Carlo by G. Verdi)
Whistle (Sadko by N. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Fifth Jew (Salome by R. Strauss)
A Jailer (Tosca by G. Puccini)
Old servant (The Demon by Rubinstein)

Also in repertoire

Gremin (Eugene Onegin by P. Tchaikovsky)
The Miller (Rusalka by A. Dargomyzhsky)
Ramfis (Aida by G. Verdi)
Colline (La Bohème by G. Puccini)
Abimélech, Old Hebrew (Samson et Dalila by C. Saint-Saëns)
Ghost of the late King Hamlet (Hamlet by A. Thomas)
Loredano (I due Foscari by G. Verdi)
Sparafucile (Rigoletto by G. Verdi)


Participated in productions at the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre. Toured in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Argentina and Thailand.

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