Valery Kritskov,

Conductor. In 1988, he graduated from the Moscow Institute of Culture with a degree in orchestra conducting (People’s Artist of Russia Tikhonov’s class). He worked for the Helikon-Opera Theatre of Moscow for a long time, before joining the Novaya Opera Theatre in 2002.

In the Novaya Opera theatre he conducts Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden and The Tsar’s Bride, Rubinstein’s The Demon, Tchaikovsky's The Maid of Orleans, Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci, Verdi’s Nabucco, Wagner's Lohengrin, Strauss' Die Fledermaus, Valdgardt's The Cat's House, concert “Vincenzo Bellini” and ballets: Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake, Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella, Carmen-Suite by G.Bizet-R.Shedrin and Minkus’ Don Quixote, Gounod’s Walpurgis Night, Khatchaturyan’s Spartacus, Delibes's Coppélia (joint productions with The Kasatkina and Vasilöv State Academic Classical Ballet Theatre and with the Imperial Russian Ballet). He is a Music Director of Voice of a Woman, which comprises three mono operas by 20th-century composers which are based on famous novellas: Gubarenko’s Tenderness (1971, after the novella by Henri Barbusse), Spadavecchia’s Letter from an Unknown Woman (1974, after the novella by Stefan Zweig), and Tariverdiev’s Waiting (1984, after the poem by Robert Rozhdestvensky).

Valery Kritskov has conducted a number of concert programs, such as Ten Sopranos (October 2013), Mezzo-soprano in Novaya Opera (February 2014), To Beautiful Ladies (gala-concert dedicated to the International Lady's Day 2014, 2015). Conducted Pergolesi's Stabat Mater in the Mirror Foyer of the Novaya Opera Theatre.

Productions

Bravissimo! (opera mix) — Conductor
Ten Sopranos (gala concert ) — Conductor
Wagner's Lohengrin — Conductor
Maria Callas (Musical offering) — Conductor
Rubinstein's The Demon — Conductor
Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci — Conductor
Strauss' Die Fledermaus — Conductor
Verdi's Nabucco — Conductor
Valdgardt's The Cat's House — Conductor
Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride — Conductor
Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades — Conductor
Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. Opera — Conductor
Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden — Conductor
Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov — Conductor
This is Opera! (dramatized performance) — Conductor
Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana — Conductors
Strauss's Capriccio — Music Director and Conductor
Voice of a Woman (opera novellas) — Music Director and Conductor

Discography

This is Opera! (DVD) — Conductor
5
August
Wednesday 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi-Pavel Salnikov
Conductor
10
August
Monday 19:00
Aram Khachaturian
Conductor
11
August
Tuesday 19:00
Ludwig Minkus
Conductor
14
August
Friday 19:00
Léo Delibes
17
August
Monday 19:00
Sergey Prokofiev
Conductor
19
August
Wednesday 19:00
Aram Khachaturian
Conductor
26
August
Wednesday 19:00
Ludwig Minkus
Conductor
31
August
Monday 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi-Pavel Salnikov
Conductor
1
September
Tuesday 19:00
Léo Delibes
2
September
Wednesday 19:00
Ludwig Minkus
Conductor
24
September
Thursday 19:00
Aram Khachaturian
Conductor
5
October
Monday 19:00
Giuseppe Verdi-Pavel Salnikov
Conductor
11
October
Sunday 16:00
Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor
13
October
Tuesday 19:00
Léo Delibes
15
October
Thursday 19:00
Ludwig Minkus
Conductor
14
November
Saturday 19:00
Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Conductor
15
November
Sunday 19:00
Adolphe Adam
Conductor
Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
22
November
Sunday 14:00
Family matinee
Conductor
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