In the season 2016/17 Russian tenor Alexey Sayapin is engaged as Macduff in Macbeth as well as Luigi and Rinuccio in Puccini’s Trittico at Theater Aachen. With the Luzern Symphony Orchestra he will sing concert performances of Pique Dame and Les Noces.
From 2013 to 2016 the tenor was fix member of Aalto Theater Essen. Here he was especially successful as Arturo opposite to Marlis Petersen’s Straniera - he convinced the press by his „precious lyric voice“, his sense of style, the beauty and suppleness of his timbre (Opernglas 4/Opernwelt 5, 2014 – followed by successful performances as Steva (Jenufa), Lenski (Eugen Onegin), Macduff (Macbeth), Prince (Amour des trios oranges), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) and Alfredo (La Traviata).
In previous seasons the promising young tenor performed Pinkerton in a new production of Madama Butterfly at the Opera of Santa Barbara. On the occasion of the Holocaust commemoration day he sang a concert of Verdi’s Messa da Requiem in Berlin and made his highly acclaimed debut as Gabriele Adorno in a new production of Simon Boccanegra at Theater Aachen.
Alexey Sayapin was born in 1985 at Saratov and entered the Saratov Conservatory of Music in 2003, graduating with honors after five years of performances and successful competitions. His performances in Russia include appearances as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Saratov Opera Theater, and Alfredo in La Traviata at the Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg. Since that time Alexey has been recognized as one of Russia’s most talented young voices. He holds awards from the Elena Obratsova Competition in St. Petersburg (2007); the Galina Vishnevskaya Competition in Moscow (2008); and first prize in the Luciano Pavarotti International Tenor Competition in Moscow (2008).
Galina Vishnevskaya recommended the young tenor to Placido Domingo, who immediately invited him to appear in his OPERALIA competition, where he was further awarded. Mr. Domingo engaged him for the Young Artists’ Program at Los Angeles Opera for two years, starting with the 2010-11 season. Alexey made his Los Angeles Opera debut as Tybalt in Roméo et Juliette. His repertoire included Alfredo in La Traviata, Duca in Rigoletto, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Lensky in Eugen Onegin und Vladimir in Prinz Igor. In addition to that he made his impressive Wichita Grand Opera debut as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly as well as his debut as Lycander in Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream with Aspen Festival 2011.