234th Season

Alexander Polyanichko

Conductor

Alexander Polyanichko was appointed House Conductor at the Kirov Opera and Ballet in 1989. In addition to regular performances at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, he has conducted the Kirov at the Edinburgh International Festival, Savonlinna Opera Festival, and on tour in Germany, Israel, Italy, France, Finland, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the USA.

Alexander Polyanichko?s engagements have included the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, the Danish National Opera, Deutsche Oper, English National Opera, Opera National de Paris, The Royal Opera Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera, Stuttgart Opera, Teatro alla Scala and Welsh National Opera. In 1996 he was invited to take the Opera National de Paris to New York for their appearances at the Metropolitan Opera House.

His operatic repertoire comprises the core of the Russian repertoire, including: Boris Godunov, Khovanshchina, The Marriage and Sorochinsky Fair (Mussorgsky); Tchaikovsky?s The Queen of Spades, Eugene Onegin and Mazeppa; Borodin?s Prince Igor; The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh by Rimsky-Korsakov; The Fiery Angel and The Duenna (Prokofiev); The Miserly Knight (Rachmaninov); Mavra (Stravinsky); Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and The Gamblers (Shostakovich).

Other repertoire includes: Lohengrin (Wagner); Faust (Gounod); Verdi?s Aida, Don Carlos, Otello and La traviata; Carmen (Bizet); The Barber of Seville (Rossini); La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Tosca and Turandot (Puccini); Kurt Weill‘s Seven Deadly Sins and Salome (Strauss).

He conducts an extensive ballet repertoire from classics of the Russian 19th century school, via the masterpieces of Fokine and Balanchine, to contemporary choreography including works by Neumeier.

After graduating as a violinist from the conservatoire in his native Rostov-on-Don (class of Professor M. Dreyer), Alexander Polyanichko took up conducting studies with the legendary Professor Ilya Musin at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire, at the same time playing in the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra under the great Evgeny Mravinsky. In 1988 he was awarded first prize in the Sixth All-Union Conductors? Competition.

From 1986 to1989 Alexander Polyanichko was Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Belorussian State Chamber Orchestra in Minsk with whom he toured and recorded extensively. He was appointed Chief Conductor of the Bournemouth Sinfonietta in 1998, a post he still held at the time of the orchestra?s disbandment. He has appeared with many of the orchestras in the countries of the former Soviet Union, as well as in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, the UK and the USA.

He was a member of the jury at the Rimsky-Korsakov Opera Singers? competition in St.Petersburg (1997) and has conducted at numerous music festivals at his native Russia including The Golden Mask Festival in Moscow and the White Nights Festival in St Petersburg.

© State Academic Mariinkiy Opera and Ballet theatreAlexander Polyanichko was appointed House Conductor at the Kirov Opera and Ballet in 1989. In addition to regular performances at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, he has conducted the Kirov at the Edinburgh International Festival, Savonlinna Opera Festival, and on tour in Germany, Israel, Italy, France, Finland, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the USA.

Alexander Polyanichko?s engagements have included the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, the Danish National Opera, Deutsche Oper, English National Opera, Opera National de Paris, The Royal Opera Covent Garden, San Francisco Opera, Stuttgart Opera, Teatro alla Scala and Welsh National Opera. In 1996 he was invited to take the Opera National de Paris to New York for their appearances at the Metropolitan Opera House.

His operatic repertoire comprises the core of the Russian repertoire, including: Boris Godunov, Khovanshchina, The Marriage and Sorochinsky Fair (Mussorgsky); Tchaikovsky?s The Queen of Spades, Eugene Onegin and Mazeppa; Borodin?s Prince Igor; The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh by Rimsky-Korsakov; The Fiery Angel and The Duenna (Prokofiev); The Miserly Knight (Rachmaninov); Mavra (Stravinsky); Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and The Gamblers (Shostakovich).

Other repertoire includes: Lohengrin (Wagner); Faust (Gounod); Verdi?s Aida, Don Carlos, Otello and La traviata; Carmen (Bizet); The Barber of Seville (Rossini); La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Tosca and Turandot (Puccini); Kurt Weill‘s Seven Deadly Sins and Salome (Strauss).

He conducts an extensive ballet repertoire from classics of the Russian 19th century school, via the masterpieces of Fokine and Balanchine, to contemporary choreography including works by Neumeier.

After graduating as a violinist from the conservatoire in his native Rostov-on-Don (class of Professor M. Dreyer), Alexander Polyanichko took up conducting studies with the legendary Professor Ilya Musin at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire, at the same time playing in the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra under the great Evgeny Mravinsky. In 1988 he was awarded first prize in the Sixth All-Union Conductors? Competition.

From 1986 to1989 Alexander Polyanichko was Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Belorussian State Chamber Orchestra in Minsk with whom he toured and recorded extensively. He was appointed Chief Conductor of the Bournemouth Sinfonietta in 1998, a post he still held at the time of the orchestra?s disbandment. He has appeared with many of the orchestras in the countries of the former Soviet Union, as well as in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, the UK and the USA.

He was a member of the jury at the Rimsky-Korsakov Opera Singers? competition in St.Petersburg (1997) and has conducted at numerous music festivals at his native Russia including The Golden Mask Festival in Moscow and the White Nights Festival in St Petersburg.

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