Vladimir Feliauer graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire where he also completed his post-graduate studies (class of Professor Nikolai Okhotnikov, People’s Artist of the USSR). In 2006 he joined the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera Company. In the 2010-2011 season he became a Mariinsky Theatre soloist.
Roles he has performed at the Mariinsky Theatre include: Ivan Susanin (A Life for the Tsar), Kochubei (Mazepa), Duda (Sadko), Prince Zhemchuzhny (The Oprichnik), Malyuta Skuratov (The Tsar’s Bride), Tsar Dodon (The Golden Cockerel), King René (Iolanta), Old Gypsy (Aleko), The Governor (Dead Souls), Alexei Michailovich (Boyarina Morozova), Narumov (The Queen of Spades), Burunday (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya), Count Ilya Rostov, General Yermolov (War and Peace), Attila (Attila), The King of Egypt (Aida), Count Rodolfo (La sonnambula in concert), Priam (Les Troyens), Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Philip II, A Monk (Don Carlo), Tom (Un Ballo in Maschera), Lodovico (Otello), Ferrando (Il trovatore), Sparafucile (Rigoletto), Il Marchese di Calatrava, Padre Guardiano (La forza del destino), Cesare Angelotti (Tosca), Hermann (Tannhäuser), Titurel (Parsifal), Traveler (Siegfried), Wotan (Die Walküre), Méphistophélès (Faust), Prince de Bouillon (Adriana Lecouvreur), Giovanni da Procida (I vespri siciliani), bass roles in Verdi’s Requiem, Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, Handel’s oratorio The Messiah and Stravinsky’s Mass, The singer’s repertoire also includes the roles of Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Pimen (Boris Godunov), Mendoza (Betrothal in a Monastery), Colline (La bohème), Sparafucile, Count Monterone (Rigoletto), Dr. Grenville (La traviata), Simone (Gianni Schicchi), Peter I (Il falegname di Livonia, ossia Pietro il grande, Kzar delle Russie) and the bass roles in Mozart’s Requiem and Bach’s Matthäus-Passion.
2011 he appeared in performances of Mahler’s VIII Symphony in Ljubljana and Zagreb (conductor – Valery Gergiev). In the 2011–2012 season, together with the Mariinsky Opera Company the singer toured to Rotterdam, London, Cardiff and Birmingham.
photo: N. Razina