St Petersburg born bass Yuri Vorobiev is a principal singer at the world renowned Mariinsky Theatre of St. Petersburg.
In 2014-2015 and beyond Yuri will continue singing leading Verdian and Wagnerian roles at the Mariinsky as well as sing Fasolt and Hunding with the Seoul Philharmonic under Mo Chung, the Songs and dances of Death with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Recent highlights outside the Mariinsky include the Glagolitic Mass at the Proms with the LSO, his company debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden London as Colline in Puccini’s La Bohème, 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 and Lyon de Opera, concerts of Iolanta and Le Rossignol at the Salzburg Festival conducted by Ivor Bolton, and Parsifal (Gurnemanz) with Washington National Symphony Orchestra (Christoph Eschenbach).
Yuri enjoys a great relationship with Valery Gergiev, with whom he has sang Gurnemanz in Parsifal in a tour of the UK (Millennium Centre Cardiff, Barbican Centre London, Birmingham Symphony Hall), 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; Verdi’s Requiem with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo;, Rachmaninov’s Fate with Deutsches Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin; Simone Boccanegra at Nice Opera and Royal Opera House Oman. 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, Semyon Bychkov, Fredrik Malmberg, Gianandrea Noseda, Kazushi Ono, Paolo Olmi, Ivan Fischer and Tugan Sokhiev.
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).