Ilya Kutyukhin

Born in Pyatigorsk, Ilya Kutyukhin graduated from the State Gnessin Music College (academic vocal department, Olga Dementieva’s class), 2008. In 2014 he completed his musical studies at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (Alexander Naumenko’s class). While a student he performed at the Academy Opera Studio.

In 2014-17 he was a member of the Bolshoi Theatre Young Artist Opera Programme. In 2017 he made his stage debut as Morales (Carmen).

He was a member of the Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project.

He has sung leading roles in productions of Opéra national de Paris, Vilnius City Opera, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Polish National Opera, Teatro Regio in Turin, has taken part in Bregenz Opera Festival and others.


1st prize at the Paris Opera Competition

Repertoire at the Bolshoi Theatre

Morales (Carmen)
Andrei Shchelkalov (Boris Godunov)
Malatesta (Don Pasquale)
The Novice’s Friend (Britten’s Billy Budd)
Guglielmo (Così fan tutte)
Maximilian/ Captain (Bernstein’s Candide
Flemish Deputy (Don Carlo)
Marcello (La Bohème


Onegin (Eugene Onegin) — Bregenz Opera Festival

Prince Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades) — Vilnius City Opera

Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) — Glyndebourne Touring Opera, Vilnius City Opera

Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) — Opéra national de Paris

Marullo (Rigoletto) — Bregenz Opera Festival

Marcello (La Bohème) — Polish National Opera, Teatro Regio in Turin

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