Oleg Shagotsky,

baritone. He graduated from the Gnessins Academy of Music in 1997 (Professor Yureneva’s class). In 1996 Oleg Shagotsky joined the Novaya Opera Theatre at first as a trainee and then as a staff member.

He has performed such parts as Rigoletto (Verdi's Rigoletto). Alfio (Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana), Svetozar (Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila) and has participated in Bravissimo! performance (as Figaro, Papageno and the Venetian).

The singer collaborates with the State Academic Chapel directed by Polyansky. He has toured in Germany, USA, Spain, Luxemburg, Greece, and Switzerland.

Oleg Shagotsky has performed the part of the Old Deuteronomy in the production of Webber’s Cats, Grimsby in Menken's The Little Mermaid, Monsieur Lefebre, Monsieur Ferme, Josef Bouke and the Auctioneer in Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, and Bruschino junior in Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino.

Awards and Honours

  • Prize-winner of the Amber Nightingale International Competition (Kaliningrad, 1996)

Roles performed at the Novaya Opera

Demon in Rubinstein's The Demon
Mizgir in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden
Svetozar in Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila
Alfio in Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana
Dandini in Rossini's La Cenerentola
Doctor Bartolo, Figaro in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia
Dulcamara in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore
Gabriel von Eisentein in Strauss' Die Fledermaus
Gianni Schicchi in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi
Kurwenal in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde
Rigoletto, Count Ceprano in Verdi's Rigoletto
Telramund in Wagner's Lohengrin
Tonio in Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci
Constable, Mityukha in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov
Narumov in Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades
Barone Douphol in Verdi's La Traviata
Baritone in Orff's Carmina Burana
Drosselmeyer in Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. An Opera
Gellner in Catalani's La Wally
Grégorio in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette
Soloist in FOUR OPERETTA KINGS (Concert)
The Imperial Commissioner in Puccini's Madama Butterfly
Uteshitelny in Shostakovich's The Gamblers
He-Goat in Valdgardt's The Cat's House
A High Priest in Massenet's Herodiade in concert
Pyotr Vasilievich and Malevsky in Golovin’s The First Love
Baritone parts in the performances Viva Verdi!, Bellini, Welsh Songs and Orff's Carmina Burana
Parts in the productions: Maria Callas (Musical offering), Johann Strauss, the Waltz King (gala concert), Waltzes, Tangos & Foxtrots (gala concert), Rossini (musical divertissement), This is Opera! (dramatized performance), Bravissimo! (opera mix)
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