Yuri Laptev (Soloist of the Maryinsky Theatre) (Baritone)|
Honoured Artist of Russia.
Graduated from the Leningrad Conservatoire Vocal department (class of Prof. K. N. Laptev) in 1982 and Faculty of Stage directing (class of Prof. R.I. Tikhomirov and S.I. Lapirov) in 1986. Joined the Mariinsky Theatre (Kirov Opera) as a soloist and stage director in 1986.
His repertoire includes: Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Denisov/ Metivier/ Jacqueau/ First Staff Officer (War and Peace), Don Carlos (Betrothal in a Monastery), the Duke (The Miserly Knight), Sciarrone (Toska), Baron Douphol (La traviata), Fiorello (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Princ Yamadori (Madama Butterfly), Mr Astley/ Potapisch (The Gambler), Worker (Katerina Ismailova), Policeman (The Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District), Japanese envoy (The Nightengale), Flemish Deputy (Don Carlo), Doctor (La forza del destino), Matvei Vissman / Neighbour (The Fiery Angel), Pastor/ Varsonofiev (Khovanshchina), Herald (Otello), Nazarene (Salome), Fon Vikhrov (Semyon Kotko), Silvano (Un ballo in maschera).
Has toured with the Mariinsky Company throughout Europe and the USA.
Recordings: The Fiery Angel VD (Philips Classics), Boris Godunov CD (Philips Classics), War and Peace VD, CD (Philips Classics), The Maid of Pskov CD (Philips Classics), La forza del destino CD (Philips Classics).
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