Honoured Artist of Russia
Vyacheslav Pochapsky

Born in Moscow. In 1983 graduated from the Gnesin Music College (class of E. Novikova). 

In 1982 was accepted into the opera troupe of the Bolshoi Theatre.  

Title of Honoured Artist of Russia
Special prize of the All-Union Glinka Competition of Vocalists for the best performance of a Russian folk song

Yakuside (Cio-Cio-san)
Sobakin (The Tsar’s Bride)
Gavrila, Captain Rambal, Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky, General Beliard (War and Peace)
Burunday (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia)
Boris Godunov, Varlaam, Nikitich (Boris Godunov)
Vasily Vasilyevich (The Story of a Real Man by S. Prokofiev)
Von Wierhof, Haydamaks (Semyon Kotko)
Sciarrone (Tosca)
Grand Inquisitor (Don Carlo)
Zaretsky (Eugene Onegin)
Johann (Werther)
Orlik, Kochubey (Mazeppa)
Polkan, Tsar Dodon (The Golden Cockerel)
Monterone, Sparafucile (Rigoletto)
Benedictine (Betrothal in the Monastery)
A Soldier, Thibaut d’Arc (The Maid of Orleans)
Dosifey, Kuzka (Khovanshchina)
Surin (The Queen of Spades)
Galitsky, Skula (Prince Igor)
Baron (The Miserly Knight by S. Rachmaninov)
King Rene (Iolanta)
Ivan Susanin (Ivan Susanin)
Rospolone (La Molinara)
Salieri (Mozart and Salieri)
Ivan the Terrible (The Maid of Pskov)
Prince Yuriy Tokmakov (The Maid of Pskov, concert performance)
Padre Guardiano (La forza del destino) — the first performer at the Bolshoi Theatre
Priest (The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) 
Mamyrov (The Enchantress)
Baron Douphol (La Traviata)
Old Convict (Katerina Izmailova)
A Monk (The Stone Guest )
Geronte De Ravoir (Manon Lescaut)
Bermyata (The Snow Maiden)
Tsar Saltan (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
An Old Gypsy (Il Trovatore, concert performance)
Old servant (The Demon)

Also in repertoire

Ibn-Hakia (Iolanta)
Prince Zhemchuzhniy (The Oprichnik)
Pimen (Boris Godunov)
Prince Gremin (Eugene Onegin)


Performed at Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari (Italy), the Mikhailovsky Theatre, Chemnitz Opera House (Germany), the Shanghai Grand Theatre, as well as in Salle Pleyel (Paris) and many more.


1988 — The Master and Margarita by S. Slonimsky — Woland, conducted by M. Jurowski

Aleko by S. Rachmaninov — Old Gypsy, conducted by A. Chistyakov, Le Chant du Monde

1995 — The May Night by N. Rimsky-Korsakov — Major, conducted by A. Chistyakov, Russian Season

1995 — The Stone Guest by A. Dargomyzhsky — Leporello, conducted by A. Chistyakov, Russian Season

1997 — The Gamblers by D. Shostakovich — Alexei, conducted by A. Chistyakov, Russian Season

1999 — The Bells by S. Rachmaninov, conducted by V. Polyansky, Chandos

2007 — Aleko by S. Rachmaninov — Old Gypsy, conducted by V. Fedoseyev, Relief

Participated in the video recording of the Bolshoi’s performance The Maid of Orleans (conducted by Alexander Lazarev) by an English brand NVC arts (part of Thibaut d’Arc).

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