Opera News hails Denis Sedov for “tall and commanding, gifted with a splendid physique and a bass to match” and his ability to “seduce with his voice as well as with his presence.” This season, he joins Opera Nacional de México at the Palacio de Bellas Artes for both Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro and for Méphistophélès in La damnation de Faust. He also sings Gremin in Eugene Onegin with Opéra de Montreal, Ferrando in Il Trovatore with Opera de Baugé, and Sarastro in Die Zauberföte with Williamsburg Opera. Last season’s performances included Mister X in Kalman’s The Princess of Circus with the Saint Petersburg Theater of Musical Comedy, the title role in Le nozze di Figaro with the Camerata Jerusalem Orchestra, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte with Jerusalem Opera Company, and Polifemo in Handel’s dramatic cantata Aci, Galatea e Polifemo. He also sang Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death with with Kfar Saba Chamber Orchestra, Salieri in Rimsky-Kosakov’s Mozart and Salieri with the Israel Chamber Orchestra, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14 with the Jerusalem Camerata Orchestra.
He made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Colline in La bohème after having been one of very few non-American singers ever invited to join the company’s prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development. He has since joined the company Orlick in Mazeppa and on tour in Japan for its production of Don Giovanni. Other American engagements include Nourabad in Les pêcheur de perles with Washington National Opera; Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Pittsburgh Opera, Giorgio in I puritani with Seattle Opera; Escamillo in Carmen and Achilla in Giulio Cesare with San Francisco Opera; Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte with Atlanta Opera; Assur in Semiramide with Minnesota Opera; Leporello in Don Giovanni with Palm Beach Opera; Méphistophélès in Faust, Gremin in Eugene Onegin, Colline in La bohème, and Lodovico in Otello with Cincinnati Opera; and Il Re in Aida at the Aspen Music Festival.
He recorded Handel’s Ariodante with Marc Minkowski conducting Les Musiciens du Louvre (Deutsche Grammophon). He also recorded the role of Soliony in the world premiere of Trois Soeurs by Peter Eötvös (Deutsche Grammophon), having originally performed by the role at Opéra de Lyon and the Chatelet. He also joined the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Pierre Boulez for Berlioz’ Roméo et Juliette (also on Deutsche Grammophon) and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for Colline in La bohème conducted by Robert Spano (Telarc).
Denis Sedov is an equally engaging concert singer, and recently joined Christoph Eschenbach and the Orchestre de Paris for Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 (performances of which have been released commercially on DVD) as well as the Quebec Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, and Vancouver Symphony for the same work. He has sung the Chamberlain in concert performances of Stravinsky’s Le rossignol with Robert Spano conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchesra in Atlanta and on tour to Carnegie Hall in addition to joining the orchestra for Rachmaninoff’s The Bells. He also sang the Seder Leader in Dessau’s Hagadah Shel Pesach with the American Symphony Orchestra, Shostakovich Symphony No. 13 with the Berkley Symphony, Stravinsky’s Les noces with the Virginia Arts Festival, further performances of Le rossignol with the Teatro Municipal in São Paulo, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ at the Spoleto Festival U.S.A., Mozart’s Requiem with the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira, Bach’s Mass in B minor with the Saint Petersburg Symphony, Shostakovich’s Song of the Forest at the Grant Park Music Festival, further performances of Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with the Orquesta del Palau de la Musica in Valencia, Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga, Verdi’s Requiem with the Orquesta Filarmônica de Minas Gerais and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the Mitteldeutsches Kammerorchester on Sylt Island, and the world premiere of Carlos Alberto Vazquez’s Requiem Domesticus at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico and a new song cycle by the same composer with the Puerto Rico Symphony. He sang Haydn’s Creation for the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp with Minkowski conducting and in Bordeaux. The bass made his debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic singing Verdi’s Requiem and San Francisco Symphony with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. He has also appeared with major orchestras throughout Israel including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlioz’ Damnation of Faust and Verdi’s Otello under the baton of Pappano. He sang Zoroastr in Orlando and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with Al Ayre Español. A worldwide audience of television viewers saw Mr. Sedov sing the Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Japan conducted by Seiji Ozawa as part of the winter Olympics in 1998.
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