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Alexey Svetov

In the choir since 2011

Alexey Svetov is a laureate of numerous competitions: the Vocal Auditions for graduates of Russian music universities (Kazan, 2010), the Obukhova All-Russian Vocal Competition (Lipetsk, 2010), the Shtokolov International Competition (Saint Petersburg, 2009) and others. He is also a laureate of the Glinka International Vocal Competition (Moscow, 2009).

Alexey Svetov graduated from the East Kazakhstan College of Art with a specialization in solo vocals (Vyacheslav Tkach’s class). In 2004, he entered the Glinka State Conservatory (Novosibirsk) to study solo vocals in Vladimir Prudnik’s class. He later obtained his master’s degree from the Conservatory.

In 2010–2011, Alexey Svetov was a soloist at the Pushkin Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (Nizhny Novgorod). Since 2011, he has been part of the musicAeterna troupe.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE WORLD OF MUSIC?
Everyone in my family has always been keen on singing. I started learning music since the age of 5 — although at first it looked like I was going to be a dancer. I had the ability, and my mother supported me as a choreographer. But then I got into the accordion class at music school, which redefined my future.
WHAT DOES MUSIC MEAN TO YOU?
Music is everything I have in life. It is my way of self-expression. On stage, you really get to manifest all your emotions. Through music, you can convey all your thoughts and ideas to the audience.
COULD YOU NAME THREE MUSIC RECORDS THAT YOU WOULD TAKE WITH YOU TO A DESERT ISLAND?
I would take an album by Pavarotti, Mahler’s Symphony no.2, and some recording by musicAeterna.
DO YOU LISTEN TO YOUR OWN RECORDINGS?
I do. Sometimes, I listen to them and cannot believe my ears. I really like the way we sang pieces by Mozart and Brahms. Of course, one can start nitpicking — but in general, I enjoy our recordings greatly.
WHAT PART DO YOU DREAM OF PERFORMING?
In general, I am interested in any lyrical baritone part. But my number one choice would be the entirety of Mozart’s trilogy, of course.

musicAeterna choir events

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An event of Salzburg Festival

Dmitry Shostakovich
Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor ‘Babi Yar’ op. 113

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An event of Salzburg Festival

Paul Dessau
Guernica – Piano piece after Picasso

Karl Amadeus Hartmann
Piano Sonata ‘27. April 1945’

Dmitry Shostakovich
String Quartet No. 8 in C minor op. 110 – ‘In memory of the victims of fascism and the war’

Alfred Schnittke
Requiem for solo voices, choir and chamber ensemble

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An event of Salzburg Festival

Bela Bartok (1881 – 1945)
Bluebeard´s Castle
Opera in one act, op. 11 Sz. 48 (1918)

Carl Orff (1895 – 1982)
De temporum fine comoedia
The Play of the End of Times — Vigilia (Original version1973)

Performance by Romeo Castellucci and Teodor Currentzis

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An event of Salzburg Festival

Bela Bartok (1881 – 1945)
Bluebeard´s Castle
Opera in one act, op. 11 Sz. 48 (1918)

Carl Orff (1895 – 1982)
De temporum fine comoedia
The Play of the End of Times — Vigilia (Original version1973)

Performance by Romeo Castellucci and Teodor Currentzis

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An event of Salzburg Festival

Bela Bartok (1881 – 1945)
Bluebeard´s Castle
Opera in one act, op. 11 Sz. 48 (1918)

Carl Orff (1895 – 1982)
De temporum fine comoedia
The Play of the End of Times — Vigilia (Original version1973)

Performance by Romeo Castellucci and Teodor Currentzis