Vladislav Sulimsky

Born in the city of Molodechno, Minsk Region (Belarus). After graduating from the Saint-Petersburg State Rimsky Korsakov Conservatoire he was a soloist with the Mariinsky Theatre Academy of Young Singers, 2000-04. Then he studied in Milan under Professor Raimundo Metre. 

Since 2004 he has been a soloist at the Mariinsky Theatre, where he continues to give critically acclaimed performances, including the title roles of Eugene Onegin, Simone Boccanegra, Macbeth, Rigoletto and Gianni Schicchi.

Vladislav Sulimsky appeares on leading European opera stages including the Wiener Staatsoper, Bayerische Staatsoper, Stockholm Royal Opera, Theater an der Wien, opera theatres in Basel, Stuttgart, Malmö, Turin, Oviedo, Riga, Dallas. He is also a frequent guest at prestigious festivals such as the Salzburg, Glyndebourne, Savonnlina, Sankt Margarethen and Ravenna, as well as Baden-Baden Festival and Edinburgh International Festival.

In 2006 he made his Bolshoi Theatre debut as Eugene Onegin in Dmitry Tchernyakov production. 

1st prize at the at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition
2002, St Petersburg
Grand Prix at the International Lisitsian Competition
2003, Vladikavkaz
2nd prize at the International Yelena Obraztsova Competition
2006, Moscow
1st prize at the International Giacomo Lauri-Volpi Competition
2010, Rome

St Petersburg’s Higher Theatre Award ’Golden Sofit’ (for the performance of Simon Boccanegra at Mariinsky Theatre)


’Onegin’ National Opera Award (for the performance of Guido di Montforte at Mariinsky Theatre)


’Casta Diva’ Russian Opera Award as “Best male singer of the year”


’Casta Diva’ Russian Opera Award for “Best Ensemble“ (Mazeppa concert performance with Berliner Philharmoniker and maestro Kirill Petrenko)

Repertiore at the Bolshoi Theatre

Onegin (Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin)

Prince Nikita Kurlyatev (Tchaikovsky’s The Enchantress)

Rodrigo (Verdi’s Don Carlo)

Renato (Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera)

Count Tomsky (Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades)

Mazeppa (Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa)
Ibn-Hakia (Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta)
Gryaznoy (The Tsar's Bride)

Giorgio Germont (La Traviata)
Michonnet (Adriana Lecouvreur)


Shaklovity (Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina) — Mariinsky Theatre

Onegin (Eugene Onegin) — Stockholm Royal Opera, Opera Malmö, Mariinsky Theatre

Prince Kurlyatev (The Enchantress) — Theater an der Wien, Mariinsky Theatre

Count Tomsky (The Queen of Spades) — Salzburg Festival, Stuttgart Opera, Mariinsky Theatre

Prince Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades) — Teatro Regio di Torino, Mariinsky Theatre

Ibn-Hakia ( Iolanta) — Mariinsky Theatre, Dallas Opera

Mazeppa (Mazeppa) — Oviedo Opera, Mariinsky Theatre

Gryaznoy (The Tsar’s Bride) — Mariinsky Theatre

Belcore (L'elisir d'amore) — Mariinsky Theatre

Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor) — Mariinsky Theatre

Macbeth (Verdi’s Macbeth) — Basel Theatre, Latvian National Opera, Ravenna Festival

Amonasro (Aida) — Mariinsky Theatre

Giogio Germont (La traviata) — Dallas Opera, Mariinsky Theatre

Don Carlo (Verdi’s La forza del destino) — Basel Theatre, Mariinsky Theatre

Renato (Un ballo in maschera) — Stockholm Royal Opera

Rodrigo di Posa (Don Carlo) — Baden-Baden Festival, Mariinsky Theatre

Count di Luna (Il trovatore) — Bayerische Staatsoper, Berliner Staatsoper

Ezio (Verdi’s Attila) — Mariinsky Theatre

Monforte (I vespri siciliani) — Mariinsky Theatre

Simon Boccanegra (Simon Boccanegra) — Mariinsky Theatre

Rigoletto (Rigoletto) — Wiesbaden State Theatre, Berliner Staatsoper, Sankt Margarethen Opera Festival

Iago (Verdi’s Otello) — Wiener Staatsoper, Mariinsky Theatre

Count Walter (Luisa Miller) — Glyndebourne festival, Malmö Opera

Yamadori, Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) — Mariinsky Theatre

Gianni Schicchi (Gianni Schicchi) — Mariinsky Theatre

Alberich (Das Rheingold) — Edinburgh Festival, Mariinsky Theatre

On the concert stage he also performed baritone parts in Orff’s cantata Carmina Burana, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, Songs and Dances of Death by Mussorgsky.

has collaborated with world-renowned conductors including Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Alexander Vedernikov, Alexander Lazarev, Kirill Petrenko, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mariss Jansons, Enrique Mazzola, Sebastian Weigle and many others.

The Nose

Conductor Valery Gergiev, Mariinsky, CD (Kovalyov part). Grammy Award Nomination

Pique Dame

from the Salzburg Festival (Tomsky / Plutus), Unitel Edition, DVD

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