Vladimir Kudashev,

bass. Vladimir Kudashev graduated from the Kazan State Conservatory in 1989 and completed his post-graduate studies at the Krasnoyarsk College of Fine Arts (with Prof. Iofel) in 1993.
In 1991–1993, the singer worked in the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre and in 1993–2000 he performed with the Tchaikovsky Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre, appearing in the following parts: Konchak in Borodin's Prince Igor, Sobakin in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride, Rene in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, Mephistopheles in Gounod's Faust, Basilio in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Daland in Wagner's Der Fliegende Hollander, Ferrando in Verdi's Il Trovatore, Monterone and Sparafucile in Verdi's Rigoletto.

In 2000, the singer joined the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow.

Awards and Honours

  • Honoured Artist of Russia
  • Prize of the Rimsky-Korsakov international competition for singers
  • Prize of the Glinka international competition for singers
  • Winner of the prize For Devoted Service to Opera Art awarded by the Evgeny Kolobov Foundation

Roles performed at the Novaya Opera

Boris Godunov, Pimen in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov
Gavrushka in Shostakovich's The Gamblers
Grandfather Frost, Bermyata in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden
Gremin in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
King René in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta
Konchak in Borodin's Prince Igor
Ruslan in Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila
Vasily Sobakin in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride
Basilio in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia
Claudius in Thomas's Hamlet
Count Monterone in Verdi's Rigoletto
Don Magnifico in Rossini's La Cenerentola
Dulcamara in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore
King Heinrich in Wagner's Lohengrin
Oroveso in Bellini's Norma
Salieri in O Mozart! Mozart… (Requiem)
Sarastro in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte
Simone in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi
Zaccaria in Verdi's Nabucco
Prince Gudal in Rubinstein's The Demon
Ferrando in Verdi's Il trovatore
Bartolo in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro
Ivan Susanin in Glinka's A Life for the Tsar
Ramfis in Verdi's Aida
Second SS-Man in Weinberg's The Passenger
Dosifey in Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina
Bass parts in Mozart's Requiem, Verdi's Requiem
Bass part in the production Viva Verdi!
Parts in the productions: Parade of Basses and Baritones (Gala concert), Tribute to Evgeny Kolobov, Romances by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Sergey Rachmaninov (concert), Rossini (musical divertissement), This is Opera! (dramatized performance), Bravissimo! (opera mix)


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