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“Kowaljow’s voice is a rich, expressive basso cantante, a powerhouse, with seemingly endless reserves of focused sound throughout the range, whether at full fortissimo or sustained piano.” Opera News

Vitalij as Wotan in Wagner`s
Die Walküre
June 5. 2014 Mariinsky II theatre, St.Petersburg

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Meeting Placido Domingo on stage again, Vitalij as Jacopo Fiesco in Verdi`s
Simone Boccanegra
March 27, 30 and April 3, 6, 9.2014 in the Palau des las Arts reina Sofia in Valencia (Spain)

Vitalij Kowaljow and Plácido Domingo in Simon Boccanegra, Palau des las Arts Reina Sofia, Valencia, March 2014

Coming up:
Simon Boccanegra, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich
October 3., 6., 10.2014
Vitalij Kowaljow and Anja Harteros, La Forza del Destino, Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Germany

Solo Bass part in Shostakovitch` Symphony 13 „Babi Jar“ with the orchestra „Maggio Musicale“ in Firenze (Italy)
February 16., 18. 2014

Performances as Padre Guardiano in Verdi`s La Forza Del Destino:
Bayerische Staatsoper München, Germany
December 22, 24, 26, 30, 2013
January 5, 8, 11,.2014

Vitalij Kowaljow as Zaccaria in NABUCCO, Wiener Staatsoper

„Vitalij Kowaljow was a commanding musical and vocal presence as Wotan, capable of expressing great emotion and power in his moving farewell to Brünnhilde and no less imposing as Fiesco. „

Performances as Zaccaria in Verdi`s Nabucco:
Arena di Verona Italy
August 1, July 25. 2013

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Vitalij Kowaljow and Plácido Domingo in concert, Arena di Verona 2013

Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Germany
September 8, 12. 15, October 3, 5, 8, 13.2013

Bayerische Staatsoper München: as Jacopo Fiesco in
Simone Boccanegra
July 12. 2013

Vitalij Kowaljow, Zeljko Lucic in Simone Boccanegra, Bayerische Staatsoper München, 2013

Vitalij Kowaljow in Verdi`s Requiem
Arena di Verona, Piazza Ducale, Venezia, Italy
Summer 2013


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Verdi Requiem in the Arena di Verona, 2013

Vitalij Kowaljow as Zaccaria in Verdi`s
Nabucco on
Live Cinema Worldwide:
a new co-production of the Teatro alla Scala in Milano and the Royal Opera House
Conductor: Nicola Luisotti
Director: Daniele Abbado
Nabucco: Placido Domingo
Abigaille: Liudmila Monastyrska
Zaccaria: Vitalij Kowaljow

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Vitalij Kowaljow, Plácido Domingo and Renato Balsadonna at the Nabucco curtain call © ROH/Tristram Kenton, 2013

„Kowaljow is one of the rising basso cantante stars of this decade, with a beautiful bass voice, sonorous throughout the bass range, and particularly suited to Verdi`s music.“
Opera Warhorse

"Realmente sorprendió, para bien, el buen hacer de Vitalij Kowaljow como Padre Guardiano. Una voz de bajo cantante sin artificios, con una línea de canto homogénea. Un acierto pleno para este reparto. Dan ganas de escucharle en algún Verdi de mayor enjundia, como el Fiesco que tiene previsto en Munich o el Zaccaria que hará en Londres y en Milán. No en vano, Kowaljow no ha salido de la nada: fue el Wotan de La Valquiria de La Scala hace tres años, por ejemplo, así como el Wotan, en 2010, de los "Anillos" de Dresde y Los Ángeles. Una voz a tener en cuenta, pues."
Alejandro Martínez,

„The bass Vitalij Kowaljow was a vocally formidable Wotan“
Anthony Tomassini,
New York Times

„Kowaljow, a basso cantante, leaves little doubt that he is the first great Wotan of the post-Hotter Wagnerian world. His magnificent voice, which he employs with total ease, is rich in colors and shadings and capable of every nuance.“
Wes Blomster,
Opera Today

„Kowaljow is a rich, expressive basso cantante, a powerhouse, with seemingly endless reserves of focused sound throughout the range, whether at full fortissimo or sustained piano. In Forza, I didn`t just hear his voice, I felt it - a rare experience in an opera world increasingly populated with smaller in mid-weight voices. And Kowaljow brought much more. His superb musicianship and impeccable legato enabled him to spin out the Verdi line effortlessly, while his unaffected delivery of the text underscored the character`s humanity and humility.“
Dan Rosenbaum,
Opera News

La Scala di Milano, Royal Opera House London, Liceu Barcelona 2013

Nabucco (Atto I): Zaccaria: Vitalij Kowaljow

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Nabucco (Atto II): Zaccaria: Vitalij Kowaljow


Nabucco (Atto III, Quadro II): Zaccaria: Vitalij Kowaljow