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The baritone Igor Tarasov graduated with honours from the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow. After winning various competitions, including the 'Pechkovsky International Competition' in St Petersburg, 'Concorso di Duino' in Trieste and 'Irina Arkhipova' in Moscow, he started working with major Russian theatre companies, including the Bolshoy and Gelikon Opera. There he was given the opportunity to take on major roles from the Russian repertoire. Among them the title role in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Lionel in The Maid of Orleans and Jelecki in The Queen of Spades. He is a frequent guest at major international festivals, including Montpellier, Evian, Santander, Wexford, the Massachusetts International Festival of Arts, and the George Ots Festival in Estonia. He has sung under the baton of distinguished conductors such as Simon Bychkov, Mstislav Rostropovich, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky and Daniele Callegari. Highlights of his career have been the title role in Eugene Onegin in Florence and Klagenfurt, Roberto in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, Germont in Verdi's La traviata in Atlanta, Florida, and New Jersey, Amonasro in Verdi’s Aida, Dr Schon in Berg’s Lulu, Rodrigo in Verdi’s Don Carlo, Stenio in Prokofiev's Maddalena, the title role in Verdi’s Nabucco, Tomski in Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades, and Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen in Montpellier, Bordeaux, Lyon, Cannes and St Polten.

Role: Classical Artist 
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