Ilya Selivanov

Born in Leningrad. In 2007 graduated from the Glinka Choral School with distinction.

In 2012 — from the choral and conducting faculty, in 2013 — the vocal faculty of the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of Yuri Marusin).

In 2012 was accepted to the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers.

In 2017 debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre as Prince Myshkin (The Idiot by M. Weinberg), in 2018 was accepted into the opera troupe.


Laureate of the International Competition of Vocalists

2009, Kohtla-Järve, Estonia

2nd award of the Mikhailov International Competition of Young Opera Singers

2013, Kaluga

1st award of the 6th Obukhova All-Russian Competition of Young Vocalists

2014, Lipetsk

Laureate of the 1st International Competition of Young Opera Singers Opera without Borders

2014, Krasnodar

Grand Prix of the 2nd International Competition of Young Opera Singers Opera without Borders

2015, Krasnodar
Repertoire at the Bolshoi

Prince Myshkin (The Idiot by M. Weinberg)
Lykov (The Tsar’s Bride)
Candide (Candide by L. Bernstein) – the first performer at the Bolshoi Theatre
Chekalinsky (The Queen of Spades )
Kai (The Story of Kai and Gerda by S. Banevich)
Mikhailo Tucha (The Maid of Pskov, concert performance)
Vaudemont (Iolanta) 
Lensky (Eugene Onegin)
Tsarevich Guidon (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Alfredo (La Traviata)
Edmond (Manon Lescaut)
Iskra (Mazeppa)
Narraboth (Salome)
Spoletta (Tosca)
Zinoviy Borisovich (Katerina Izmailova)
Prince (Rusalka)
Prince Sinodal (Rubinstein’s The Demon
Bénédict (Béatrice et Bénédict)

Also in his repertoire

Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Levko (The May Night)
Prince (The Love for Three Oranges)
Gritsko (Sorochintsy Fair)
Anatole Kuragin (War and Peace)
Fenton (Falstaff)


Performed in productions at the Theater Dortmund (Germany), the Bulgarian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, as well as the Laeiszhalle (Hamburg) and the Suntory Hall (Tokyo). Took part in the George Enescu Festival (Romania).

Toured in Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Worked with such famous conductors as Ion Marin, Valery Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev, Mariss Jansons, Gavriel Heine, Nikolaj Znaider, Alexander Titov and Yuri Simonov.

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