baritone.Ilya Kuzmin graduated from the Gnessins Academy of Music (Professor Levko's class) in 2000. In the same year he became first a trainee and then a staff member of the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow. His debut in the role of Hamlet in Thomas's opera of the same name was a great success.
Awards and Honours
Prize-winner of the Obraztsova International Contest for Young Singers (3rd prize, 2003, Saint-Petersburg)
Prize-winner of the Belvedere International Competition (1st prize, 2004, Vienna)
Сertificate of Acknowledgement for contribution to the development of culture in Moscow and many years of conscientious work (2017)
Onegin in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin (in concert) Aeneas in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (in concert) Mercutio in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette (in concert) Jokanaan in Strauss' Salome (in concert) Giacomo in Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco (in concert) Plumkett in Flotow's Martha, oder der Markt zu Richmond (in concert) Baritone parts in Beethoven's Welsh Songs, Orff's scenic cantata Carmina Burana and in concerts Vincenzo Bellini, Music Is My Soul, Mozart. Arias