Vladimir Ognovenko

Biography

Country: Russia  
Vladimir Ognovenko is a well-established character bass singer, particularly in Russian operas. He has had a long career in both leading and secondary bass roles. He graduated from the Ural Conservatory and began working his way up through the Russian opera hierarchy in 1970, where he was a member of the Krasnoyarsk Opera Theater and the Sverdlovsk Opera House between 1970 and 1980.

He joined the Maly Theater in Leningrad in 1984 and in
Read more 1989 gained a spot on the soloist roster of the Kirov Opera in the Mariinsky Theater.

Since the end of the Soviet Union and its restrictions on artists' travel, Ognovenko has sung in important international opera houses. He debuted in the United States in San Francisco in 1991 in Prokofiev's War and Peace, doubling the roles of Old Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky and Matveyev. He was invited back to the same house in 1992 to sing Varlaam in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov and both Ruslan and Farlaf in its production of Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila.

Others of his roles included the title part of Boris Godunov, Méphistophélès in Gounod's Faust, Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Galitsky in Borodin's Prince Igor, the General in Prokofiev's The Gambler, King Philip II in Verdi's Don Carlos, and Prince Gremin in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. He is particularly active in the list of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera, with Ivan the Terrible (in The Maid of Pskov), Viking Guest and Duda (Sadko), and Burunday (Invisible City of Kitezh) in his repertory.

He debuted at the Chicago Lyric Opera as Boris, and at the Metropolitan Opera in Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. He has recorded the roles of Prince Igor, Varlaam, the Viking Guest, and the Inquisitor in Prokofiev's Fiery Angel. He received the high honor of being proclaimed a People's Artist of Merit by the Soviet Russian Federated Republic. Read less
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  • 1.
    Tchaikovsky Edition
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94650 Release Date: 03/25/2014   Number of Discs: 55
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Derek Hammond-Stroud,  Janis Kelly,  Nikolai Vassiliev,  Alexander Arkhipov  ... 
    Conductor:  Vladimir Fedoseyev,  Sir Alexander Gibson,  Yuri Simonov,  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Radio Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Rimsky-Korsakov: Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh / Albrecht, Netherlands Opera Philharmonic
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 1089 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Performer:  Mayram Sokolova,  Alexey Markov,  Vladimir Vaneev,  Svetlana Ignatovitch  ... 
    Conductor:  Marc Albrecht
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Opera Chorus,  Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Rimsky-korsakov: Legend Of The Invisible City Of Kitezh / Albrecht, Netherlands Opera Philharmonic [blu-ray]
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 7109 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Performer:  Vladimir Ognovenko,  Maxim Aksenov,  Ante Jerkunica,  John Daszak  ... 
    Conductor:  Marc Albrecht
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Opera Chorus,  Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Tchaikovsky: The Oprichnik / Rozhdestvensky
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94390 Release Date: 10/30/2012   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Irina Doljenko,  Dimitri Ulianov,  Vsevolod Grivnov,  Cinzia De Mola  ... 
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cagliari Theater Chorus,  Cagliari Theater Orchestra
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    Tchaikovsky: Cherevichki / Rozhdesvensky, Teatro Lirico Di Cagliari
    Label: Brilliant Classics   Catalog: 94375 Release Date: 07/31/2012   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Valentin Prolat,  Vladimir Okenko,  Grigory Osipov,  Albert Schagidullin  ... 
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cagliari Theater Chorus,  Cagliari Theater Orchestra
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  • 6.
    Glinka: Ruslan And Lyudmila / Netrebko, Gorchakova, Gergiev, Kirov
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001651902 Release Date: 03/13/2012   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Mikhail Glinka
    Performer:  Larissa Diadkova,  Genadij Bezzubenkov,  Galina Gorchakova,  Mikhail Kit  ... 
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra,  Kirov Theater Chorus
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    Rimsky-Korsakov: The Legend Of The Invisible City Of Kitezh / Gergiev, Kirov Opera
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001615802 Release Date: 11/21/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Performer:  Vladimir Galusin,  Nikolai Putilin,  Nikolai Ohotnikov,  Yuri Marusin  ... 
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra,  Kirov Theater Chorus
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    Rimsky-Korsakov: 5 Operas / Gergiev, Kirov Opera Orchestra [11-CD Collector's Edition]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001546102 Release Date: 04/19/2011   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Performer:  Marina Shaguch,  Alexandr Gergalov,  Larissa Diadkova,  Alexandr Morozov  ... 
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra,  Kirov Theater Chorus
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  • 9.
    Prokofiev: The Gambler / Barenboim, Didyk, Opolais, Ognovenko
    Label: Kultur Video   Catalog: 4485 Release Date: 10/27/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Stefania Toczyska,  Kristine Opolais,  Viktor Rud,  Sylvia De La Muela  ... 
    Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
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  • 10.
    Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina / Ognovenko, Galouzine
    Label: Opus Arte   Catalog: 989 Release Date: 03/25/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Modest Mussorgsky
    Performer:  Vladimir Vaneev,  Vladimir Galusin,  Nikolai Putilin,  Vladimir Ognovenko  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Boder
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Orchestra,  Barcelona Teatro Liceu Chorus
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  • 11.
    Opera Highlights Vol 2
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 102049 Release Date: 06/26/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Mikhail Glinka,  George Frideric Handel,  Benjamin Britten  ... 
    Performer:  Michael König,  Vladimir Glushchak,  Orla Boylan,  Larissa Diadkova  ... 
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky,  Valery Gergiev,  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Ivor Bolton  ... 
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  • 12.
    Tchaikovsky: Oprichnik / Rozhdestvensky, Savenko, Et Al
    Label: Dynamic   Catalog: 430/1-3 Release Date: 01/27/2004   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Irina Doljenko,  Dimitri Ulianov,  Vsevolod Grivnov,  Cinzia De Mola  ... 
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cagliari Theater Chorus,  Cagliari Theater Orchestra
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  • 13.
    Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov / Gergiev, Lloyd, Kirov Opera
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 075089 Release Date: 05/14/2002  
    Composer:  Modest Mussorgsky
    Performer:  Alexei Steblianko,  Robert Lloyd,  Olga Borodina,  Sergei Leiferkus  ... 
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra
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    Tchaikovsky: Cherevichki / Rozhdestvensky, Morosova, Et Al
    Label: Dynamic   Catalog: 287/1-3 Release Date: 11/21/2000   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Performer:  Vladimir Okenko,  Grigory Osipov,  Albert Schagidullin,  Pavel Cernoch  ... 
    Conductor:  Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cagliari Theater Orchestra,  Cagliari Theater Chorus
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    Rimsky-Korsakov: The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh / Gergiev
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 462225 Release Date: 11/09/1999   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Performer:  Galina Gorchakova,  Larissa Diadkova,  Vladimir Galusin,  Nikolai Putilin  ... 
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra,  Kirov Theater Chorus
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    Rimsky-Korsakov: The Maid of Pskov / Gergiev, Kirov Opera
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 446678 Release Date: 07/15/1997   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Performer:  Genadij Bezzubenkov,  Nikolai Gassiev,  Evgeny Fedotov,  Yuri Laptev  ... 
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Chorus,  Kirov Theater Orchestra
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  • 17.
    Glinka: Ruslan And Lyudmila / Gergiev, Kirov Opera
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 456248 Release Date: 01/28/1997   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Mikhail Glinka
    Performer:  Genadij Bezzubenkov,  Galina Gorchakova,  Mikhail Kit,  Konstantin Pluzhnikov  ... 
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra,  Kirov Theater Chorus
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  • 18.
    Borodin: Prince Igor / Gergiev, Kirov Opera
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 442537 Release Date: 04/11/1995   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Alexander Borodin
    Performer:  Konstantin Pluzhnikov,  Mikhail Kit,  Tatiana Novikova,  Olga Borodina  ... 
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra,  Kirov Theater Chorus
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    Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko / Gergiev, Kirov Opera
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 442138 Release Date: 02/14/1995   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    Performer:  Bulat Minjelkiev,  Anna Kovaleva,  Marianna Tarasova,  Ludmila Kassianenko  ... 
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Orchestra,  Kirov Theater Chorus
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  • 20.
    Prokofiev: War And Peace / Valery Gergiev, Kirov Opera
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 434097 Release Date: 09/14/1993   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Gegam Gregoriam,  Olga Borodina,  Yuri Marusin,  Alexandr Morozov  ... 
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kirov Theater Chorus,  Kirov Theater Orchestra
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