St Petersburg born bass Yuri Vorobiev is a principal singer at the world renowned Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg. He recently gave his company debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, took part in Robert Lepage’s highly acclaimed production of Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol at the Canadian Opera Company Toronto, Aix-en-Provence festival, Grand Theatre de Quebec, Netherlands Opera and Lyon Opera and concerts of Iolanta and Le Rossignol at Salzburg Festival 2011 conducted by Ivor Bolton.
Yuri enjoys a great relationship with Valery Gergiev, with whom he has sang Gurnemanz in Parsifal in a concert tour of the UK, a new production of Les Troyens at Palau de les Arts ‘Reina Sofia’ Valencia, Pique Dame and Khovanshchina at Deutsche Oper Berlin; Shostakovich’s 14th Symphony at Konzerthaus Vienna and Concertgebouw Amsterdam; Timur in Turandot in concert at the NHK Hall, Tokyo; Narbal in Les Troyens at Suntory Hall, Tokyo and Carnegie Hall, New York; Konchak in Prince Igor at Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, Tokyo and Sarti’s Gloria alongside Barbara Frittoli at the White Nights Festival.
Yuri has also worked with conductors such as Yuri Bashmet, Michael Guettler, Fredrik Malmberg, Gianandrea Noseda, Kazushi Ono, Paolo Olmi and Tugan Sokhiev.
His engagements outside the Mariinsky Theatre this season include Verdi’s Requiem with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, conducted by Semyon Bychkov as well as Simone Boccanegra at Opera de Nice and Royal Opera House Oman (in Muscat), both conducted by Philippe Auguin.
Yuri was born in St. Petersburg where he graduated from the Glinka School of Music in 1998 and subsequently studied at the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire. He is a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers since 2002. He is a Prize-winner of the Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers´ Competition (St Petersburg, 2004).