Honoured Artist of Russia
Igor Golovatenko

Graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in opera and symphony conducting (class of Gennady Rozhdestvensky). Studied solo singing at the Academy of Choral Art named after V.S. Popov (class of Dmitry Vdovin).

In 2006 debuted with the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra under the leadership of Vladimir Spivakov and the choir of the Academy, performed the baritone part in the “Eine Messe des Lebens” by F. Delius (the first performance in Russia).

In 2007—2014 was a soloist at the Novaya Opera Theatre in Moscow

In 2010 deputed at the Bolshoi Theatre in the part of Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss).

Since 2014 has been a soloist of the opera troupe of the Bolshoi Theatre.  

Title of Honoured Artist of Russia
“Casta Diva” award in the nomination “Singer of the Year”
1st award of the 6th International Competition “Three Centuries of Classical Romance” (St Petersburg)
2nd award of the International Competition of Singers Performing Italian Opera “Competizione dell’Opera” (Moscow)

Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus)
Lopakhine (La Cerisaie by Ph. Fenelone) — the world premiere
Giorgio Germont (La Traviata)
Rodrigo (Don Carlo)
Lionel (The Maid of Orleans by P. Tchaikovsky)
Marcello (La Bohème)
Robert (Iolanta)
Dr. Malatesta (Don Pasquale)
Lescaut (Manon Lescaut)
Prince Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades)
Andrei Shchelkalov (Boris Godunov)
Don Alvaro (Il Viaggio a Reims)
Onegin (Eugene Onegin)
Renato (Un Ballo in maschera)
Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Count di Luna (Il Trovatore, in concert)

Also in his repertoire:

Guido di Monforte (I vespri siciliani)
Seid (Il Corsaro)
Rigoletto (Rigoletto)
Count di Luna (Il trovatore)
Jago (Otello)
Francesco (I masnadieri)
Carlo Gustavo (Cristina, regina di Svezia by J. Foroni)
Jochanaan (Salome)
Severo (Polievkt by G. Donizetti)
Sharpless (Madama Butterfly)
Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Ernesto (Il pirate)
Riccardo Forth (I puritani )
Belcore (L'elisir d'amore )
Olivier (Capriccio)
Amonasro (Aida)
Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana


Performed at the Vienna State Opera, the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the National Opera of Chile (Santiago), the Paris National Opera, the Opéra de Bordeaux, Opéra de Lille, Opera Giocosa di Savona, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Dresden Semper Opera, the Cologne Opera, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, the San Carlo Theatre of Naples, the Teatro Massimo of Palermo, the Teatro Verdi Trieste, The Greek National Opera, the Latvian National Opera and many more.

Participated in Glyndebourne Festival, the Salzburg Festival, the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Wexford Festival, Savonlinna Opera Festival (Finland), the Russian National Orchestra Festival and others.

Toured in Italy, Germany, Greece, Luxemburg, the USA and Argentina.

Collaborated with outstanding conductors, such as Kent Nagano, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Laurent Campellone, James Conlon, Bertrand de Billy, Mariss Jansons, Robert Trevino, Paul Daniel, Mikhail Pletnev, Kirill Petrenko and such directors as Francesca Zambello, Rolando Panerai, Adrian Noble, Elijah Moshinsky and Hans Neuenfels.

Actively participates in concerts. Permanently collaborates with the Russian National Orchestra under the leadership of Mikhail Pletnev, performed with the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra headed by Vladimir Spivakov, the State Symphony Orchestra Novaya Rossiya managed by Yury Bashmet, as well as the Berliner Philharmoniker and Göttinger Symphonie Orchester.  

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