Sergey Barkhin, Guest Designer. People’s Artist of Russia, set designer and an architect, professor, head of the Set Design Department of RATI-GITIS, winner of State and Theatrical Awards (including the Golden Mask), holder of the Silver Medal of the Russian Arts Academy.
He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Architecture in 1962 and has since designed more than 150 productions (opera, ballet and drama) in many cities of the former Soviet Union and abroad: in Germany, Finland, Sweden, Japan and the Czech Republic.
He collaborated with famous Russian directors such as Oleg Efremov (Chekhov’s The Seagull, Svobodin’s Narodovoltsy), Yuri Lyubimov (Moliere’s Tartuffe), Roman Victyuk (Williams’ The Rose Tattoo, Zorin’s Tzar’s Hunt), Vladimir Fokin (Albee’s Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?).
Since the 1980s he has collaborated with Kamo Ginkas and Genrietta Yanovskaya as a set designer in the Moscow Young Generation Theatre where he has designed sets for the following productions: Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, Bulgakov’s The Heart of a Dog, Nedzvetsky and Marshak’s Good-bye, America!!!, Andersen’s Nightingale, Chekhov’s Ivanov and Others, Offenbach’s Jacques Offenbach, Love and Twedle-Dee, Ostrovsky’s The Storm.
Between1988 and1990, he was the chief designer at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre (productions: Bellini’s Il Pirata, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliette, Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov).In 1995 to 2000 he was the chief designer at The Bolshoi Theatre (Verdi’s Aida and La Traviata, Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, Adam’s Giselle and other productions).
Since 1992, he has been the Head of the Set Design Department of RATI-GITIS.