Lyric tenor, Kirill Belov’s voice is revered for its “endurance, shameless nuance, and seductive timbre”.
In the summer of 2022, Mr. Belov makes his North American debut with the Aspen Musical Festival as a Renée Fleming Fellow, performing Fenton in Falstaff, starring Bryn Terfel.
In the 2020-2021 season, Mr. Belov performed the role of the Innocent in Boris Godunov at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and made his debut at the “Opera for All” festival in St. Petersburg, singing the role of Bogdan Sobinin in A Life for the Tsar, conducted by Fabio Mastrangelo. He was also a soloist of the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theater, making his debut in the role of Foresto in Attila.Read more
Mr. Belov was invited to the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers, under the leadership of Larisa Gergieva, where he made his debut at the Mariinsky Theater, in the role of Kai in Banevich’s opera Kai and Gerda. He then went on to be a soloist of the Youth Opera Program at the Bolshoi Theater of Russia, under the leadership of Dmitry Vdovin, where he participated in various projects, took part in master classes, and performed in the second and fourth International Music Festival of Ildar Abdrazakov.
In competition, Mr. Belov was a quarterfinalist in the 2021 Operalia competition, laureate of the 2019 XXXII Sobinovsky Vocalists’ Competition, 3rd prize-winner of the 2018 XI International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition, diploma-recipient of the 2018 I Sobinov International Vocal Competition, and diploma-recipient of the 2016 I International Fyodor Chaliapin Vocal Competition.
Roles in his repertoire include: the title role in Roméo et Juliette, Nadir in Les pêcheurs de perles, Tonio in La fille du régiment, Arturo in I Puritani, the Duke in Rigoletto, Alfredo in La traviata, Ivan Lykov in The Tsar’s Bride, and Lensky in Eugene Onegin.
Mr. Belov earned his degree from the Ufa State Institute of Arts.
“Most notable is 25-year old tenor Kirill Belov, native of Ufa (Bashkiria) and member of the Mariinsky Theater Academy in Saint Petersburg. This light lyrical tenor voice with its endurance, shameless nuance, and seductive timbre… his interpretation is filled with true passion, his vocal line is neat, and his diction is well developed. He unquestionably wins the full favor of the public.”
“Au plus remarqué, figure le ténor Kirill Belov (25 ans), né à Oufa en République de Bachkirie et membre de l’Académie du Théâtre Mariinsky de Saint-Pétersbourg. Cette voix longue de ténor lyrique léger, à l’aigu insolent, au timbre séduisant… son interprétation est remplie d’une vraie passion, la ligne de chant s’avère soignée et la prononciation acquise. Il remporte sans conteste les pleines faveurs du public.”
“The highlight among the male cast is Kirill Belov portraying the Innocent, whose merit is creating a character without excessive pathos. His stage presence and vocal timbre are both crystal clear, as if to better ensure the effectiveness of the haunting melodic line which the composer places in the mouth of God’s chosen one.”
“La palme masculine revient à l’Innocent Kirill Belov, qui a le mérite de composer un personnage sans excès de pathos. La présence scénique comme le timbre se font limpides, comme pour mieux assurer l’efficacité de la ligne mélodique lancinante que le compositeur place dans la bouche de l’élu de Dieu.”
“…This young tenor already inspires with flawless musicality in the art of falsetto and refined breathing; his solid technique translates to a solid and particularly resonant sound. Kirill Belov, a name to remember without a doubt.”
“…ce jeune ténor enthousiasme déjà par une musicalité sans faille dans l’art du falsetto et des nuances sur le souffle qui traduisent une solide technique que vient parachever un aigu final solide et particulièrement sonore. Kirill Belov, un nom à retenir sans nul doute.”