Felix Korobov (Music Director)|
Felix Korobov, a conductor of the NOVAYA OPERA Theatre, graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory (cello in 1996; opera and symphony conducting in 2002). He completed post-graduate studies at the Conservatory, specializing in string quartet (1998).
In different years, he worked as leader of the cello group in the Yekaterinburg Maly Opera Theatre, the State Academic Symphony Choir of Russia directed by V. Poliansky, 1st leader assistant of the cello group in the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (GASO).
As a cellist, Korobov regularly works with the Tchaikovsky State Quartet, the Anima-Piano-Quartet and the Russian Baroque Soloists.
Since 1999, Korobov has worked in the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre in Moscow, conducting Glinka¡¯s Ruslan and Lyudmila, Verdi¡¯s Ernani, Strauss¡¯s Die Fledermaus, Gounod¡¯s Faust, Puccini¡¯s Tosca. He is the music director and conductor of Rimsky-Korsakov¡¯s The Golden Cockerel, Tchaikovsky¡¯s Eugene Onegin, Verdi¡¯s La Traviata, and of two ballets: Prokofiev¡¯s Cinderella, and Seagull (choreography by Neumayer, to music by Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and Glennie). He was appointed the chief conductor of the theatre in 2004.
In 2000 ¨C 2002, he worked as the chief conductor‘s assistant in GASO, where he prepared concert programs featuring Placido Domingo, Montserrat Caball¨¦, and Mstislav Rostropovich.
Felix Korobov joined the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow in 2003. He worked as the chief conductor between 2004 and 2006. In the Novaya Opera, he prepared a symphony program for a concert featuring Yuri Temirkanov and Natalia Gutman, for a concert dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dmitry Shostakovich. He conducted concerts featuring Eliso Virsaladze (piano) and Jose Cura (tenor), ¡°Cinemaphonia¡± (dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War). Felix Korobov is the music director and conductor of Rimsky-Korsakov¡¯s The Tsar¡¯s Bride and Bellini¡¯s Norma. He conducts the performances ¡°O Mozart! Mozart¡¡±, ¡°Romances by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov¡± and ¡°Opera@Jazz¡±.
Felix Korobov has recorded more than 20 §³Ds. As a cellist and a conductor, he has participated in many domestic and international festivals. In 2002, he won an award of the International Contest of Chamber Ensembles (Druskininkai, Lithuania).