Nikolai Kazansky

Born in Moscow. In 1996, graduated from the acting faculty of the Russian Academy of Theatre Art (class of David Livnev), 2002 – from the vocal faculty of the Moscow State Conservatoire (class of Yuri Grigoiev), in 2004 – received a post-graduate degree there.

Between 1999 and 2001 was a trainee, since 2001 has been a soloist with the opera troupe of the Bolshoi Theatre.


Prince Vyazemsky, Bomelius (The Maid of Pskov)
Baron Douphol, Marquis D’Obigny (La Traviata)
Afron, Polkan (The Golden Cockerel)
Schaunard, Colline (La Bohème)
Carnival-scarecrow, Misgir, Bermyata, Second Town Crier (The Snow Maiden) 
The Second Gambler (The Gambler, the first edition)
Pantalone, King of Clubs (The Love for Thee Oranges)
Virgily (Francesсa da Rimini by S. Rachmaninov)
A Sacristan (Tosca)
Ping (Turandot)
A Company Commander (Eugene Onegin)
Narumov, Tomsky (The Queen of Spades)
Ibn-Hakia, Bertrand, King Rene (Iolanta)
The Supreme Judge, Silvano (Un Ballo in maschera)
Mathias Wiessman, Inquisitor (The Fiery Angel)
Police Sergeant, Mill-hand (The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Vocal Solo (ballet Leah to music by L. Bernstein, the second edition) — the first performer (the world premiere)
Kela (The Children of Rosenthal by L. Desyatnikov) — the first performer (the world premiere)
Yakuside (Madama Batterfly)
Speaker (Die Zauberflöte)
Old Footman, Metivier, Aide-de-camp, French Officer (War and Peace)
Andrei Shchelkalov, Mityusha, Nikitich (Boris Godunov)
Dancairo, Zuniga (Carmen)
Singing beggar (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia)
High Priest of Bel (Nabucco)
Second Apprentice (Wozzeck)
Frank (Die Fledermaus)
Police inspector, Notary (Der Rosenkavalier)
Ivan Zhuran, Kudma (The Enchantress)
An arm-chair, A tree (L’enfant et les Sortilèges)
Alessio (La sonnambula)
Daland (Der fliegende Holländer)
A Monk (Don Carlo)
Malyuta Skuratov (The Tsar’s Bride)
Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte)
Bertrand (The Maid of Orleans)
The Old Robber Woman, The Second Troll, Reindeer (The Story of Kai and Gerda)
Count Ceprano (Rigoletto)
Don Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro)
Bass I (The Fable of the Vixen, the Cock, the Cat and the Ram by I. Stravinsky, the performance The Fables of the Vixen, the Duckling and Balda)
Seargeant (Katerina Izmailova)
Don Carlos (The Stone Guest)
Brander, Méphistophélès (La Damnation de Faust)
Don Pasquale (Don Pasquale)
Bosun (Billy Budd)
Rogozhin (The Idiot)
Count Tomsky / Zlatogor (The Queen of Spades)
Don Bartolo, Police Sergeant (Il Barbiere di Siviglia)
Barone di Trombonok (Il Viaggio a Reims)
Pangloss / Narrator / Martin (Candide)
Prince Afanasy Vyazemsky, Bomelius, Yushko Velebin (The Maid of Pskov , concert performance)
Jester, Second sailor (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Orlik (Mazeppa)
The King's Herald (Lohengrin)
Wurm (Luisa Miller)
Somarone (Béatrice et Bénédict)

Also in his repertoire

Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Tonio, Taddeo (Pagliacci, concert performance)
Emperor (The Nightingale, concert performance)
Mono-opera Notes of a Madman by Y. Butsko

Parts in the oratorio Marie-Magdeleine by J. Massenet (Judas), the cantata Ivan the Terrible by S. Prokofiev (Fyodor Basmanov), Petite messe solennelle by G. Rossini.

Performed at the Latvian National Opera, the Shanghai Grand Theatre, Zaryad'ye Concert Hall and the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.

Regularly participated in the Big Festival of the Russian National Orchestra.

Collaborates with the School of Drama Art Theatre.

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