Bass-baritone Yuri Kissin has delighted audiences worldwide with his rich, warm voice and sensitive artistry. His upcoming engagements include Truffaldino (ARIADNE AUF NAXOS) with Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Bartolo (LE NOZZE DI FIGARO) with Opéra d’Avignon, First Nazarene (SALOME) with Israeli Opera (Tel Aviv), Der Sprecher (DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE) with Opera in Williamsburg, and Figaro (LE NOZZE DI FIGARO) with Jerusalem Summer Opera Festival.
Figaro has become a signature role for Mr. Kissin in recent years, with performances at Opéra Imperial de Compiegne, Theatre Duo Besançon, La Coursive La Rochelle, Opéra de Rennes and Théâtre Nimes. His other recent performances include Crebillon (LA RONDINE) with Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Colline (LA BOHÈME) with Opéra de Massy, Der Sprecher with Jerusalem Opera, Escamillo (CARMEN) with Opera in Williamsburg, Don Magnifico (LA CENERENTOLA) with Danish National Opera and Småland Musik & Teater (Sweden), Moustache (TISTOU LES POUCES VERTS, Sauguet) and Colline (LA BOHÈME) with Opéra de Rouen, and Alidoro (LA CENERENTOLA) at the Piccolo Festival Friuli Venezia Giulia.
A favorite of many French companies, Mr. Kissin’s performances in France include Tom (UN BALLO IN MASCHERA) and Napoleon (HÁRY JÁNOS) with Opéra National de Montpellier, Pietro (SIMON BOCCANEGRA) with Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Angelotti (TOSCA) with Opéra National de Bordeaux, Kuno (DER FREISCHÜTZ) with Opéra de Rennes, Il Nevrastenico (LA NOTTE DI UN NEVRASTENICO, Rota) with the Centre Lyrique Clermont Auvergne, Haly (L’ITALIANA IN ALGERI) and Snug (A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM) with Opéra de Toulon, Daland (DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER) with Opéra de Dijon, Truffaldino (ARIADNE AUF NAXOS) and Dulcamara (L’ELISIR D’AMORE) with Opéra de Limoges, Bertrand (IOLANTA) and Snug with Opéra National de Lorraine à Nancy, Dulcamara (L’ELISIR D’AMORE) with Angers-Nantes Opéra, PARSIFAL with Opéra de Nice, Don Alfonso (COSÌ FAN TUTTE) and Buonafede (IL MONDO DELLA LUNA,Haydn) at the Festival de Sédières, the Newspaper Employee (THE NOSE) at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and Opéra National de Lyon, Don Magnifico with Opéra Théâtre de Metz, and Seconde Commissaire (LES DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES) at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées.
Mr. Kissin’s many performances abroad include Basilio (IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA) and Frère Laurent (ROMEO ET JULIETTE) with the Israeli Opera, Haly in Moscow, Pandolphe (CENDRILLON), Masetto (DON GIOVANNI) and Don Alfonso with Perm State Opera (Russia), Medico (MACBETH) with the Teatro Real in Madrid, Leporello (DON GIOVANNI) with the Slovenian National Theater of Maribor, Don Alfonso at the Michailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Orlik (MAZEPA, Tchaikovsky) and Le Médecin (PELLEAS ET MÉLISANDE) at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Notary (DER ROSENKAVALIER) with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and Portier (LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK) with the Opéra de Monte Carlo.
An experienced concert artist, Mr. Kissin has sung Janacek’s MESSE GLAGOLITIC with the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Pierre Boulez, Chapochnikov’s POISONED GARDEN with the Orchestre National de France, and Mozart’s REQUIEM with Orchestre à Limoges, among others.
Mr. Kissin is a graduate of the Opera National de Paris Studio program and is now frequently featured on their mainstage. He has sung over 300 performances with the company, including productions of WAR AND PEACE, TOSCA, PARSIFAL, «K» (Manoury), DON CARLOS,BORIS GODOUNOV, EVGENY ONEGIN, LA TRAVIATA, CAPRICCIO, ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, LULU, LES DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES, MADAMA BUTTERFLY, LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN, SALOME, DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN, ARIANE ET BARBE BLEUE, RIGOLETTO, MACBETH, BILLY BUDD, FRANCESCA DA RIMINI, GIANNI SCHICCHI, LA CERISAIE, and KHOVANTSCHINA.
Mr. Kissin was born in Russia and emigrated to Israel as a teenager. He completed his education at the University of Tel Aviv and began his professional career performing with the New Israeli Opera and various Israeli orchestras. He currently makes his home in France.
Truffaldino - Ariande auf Naxos
Theatre du Capitole Toulouse
March 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 2019
Der Sprecher - The Magic Flute
Opera in Williamsburg
May 5, 7, & 9, 2019
Figaro - Le Nozze di Figaro
Jerusalem Summer Opera Festival
2019-2020 season will see Mr. Kissin at the Israeli Opera, Opera Clermont Ferrand (France), Theatre Capitol de Toulouse and Opera de Monte Carlo.