Russian bass Nikolay Didenko graduated from the Moscow Academy of Choral Art in both singing and conducting in 2003. Between 2003 and 2004 he was a soloist of the ‘New Opera’ in Moscow, and until 2005 a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio. There he participated in several productions including Turandot, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Die Zauberflote and Tosca.
Following his training Nikolay has had many successes and sung roles which include Frère Laurent in Romeo & Juliet, Don Geronio in Il Turco in Italia, Basilio Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Colline in La Boheme, Alidoro in La Cenerentola and Oroveso in Norma at houses such as Houston Grand Opera, Opera National de Paris Bastille, Royal Danish Opera, Cologne Opera, Washington Opera, New York City Opera, Bilbao Opera, Liceu Barcelona and with Europe Galante to name but a few.
Nikolay also shines on the concert platform, and has performed works such as Mahler 8, Shostakovich Symphonies 13 and 14, Rachmaninov’s The Bells and Prokofiev’s Fiery Angel with orchestras such as the Sao Paolo State Symphony, Bamberg Symphony, Nederlandse Programma Stichtung, VARA Radio, Umeå Symphony Orchestra and with the NTR at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
He works regularly with Cologne Opera and will sing Benvenuto Cellini there this season, followed by the world premiere of a commision by Alexander Raskatov with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
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