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Yuri Kissin


Song of the flea.

Yuri KISSIN   -   Bass-baritone

Yuri Kissin was born in Perm (Russia). After starting his career in Israel, he moved to France and spent a couple of years at the Paris Opera Studio (formerly named Centre de Formation Lyrique). He was then invited back to take part in many productions both on the stages of the Opéra Bastille and the Palais Garnier: War and Peace, Tosca, Parsifal, « K » by Philippe Manoury, Don Carlos, Boris Godounov, Evgeny Onegin, La Traviata, Capriccio, Ariadne auf Naxos, Lulu, Dialogues des Carmélites, Madame Butterfly, Les Contes d’Hoffmann, Salomé, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Ariane et Barbe Bleue, Rigoletto, Macbeth, Billy Budd, Francesca da Rimini, Gianni Schicchi, La Cerisaie and Khovantschina.


In the past seasons, he made his debut at the Sydney Opera (Leporello from Don Giovanni in 2023) and sang at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Montpellier, Toulouse, Rennes, Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand, Toulon, Dijon, Bordeaux, Limoges, Nancy, Nantes, Metz, Nice, and abroad in Madrid, Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Moscow, Perm, Amsterdam, Maribor, Monte-Carlo as well as at the Royal Opera House in Denmark and in Sweden. He sang in the Festivals of Aix-en-Provence, Lacoste, Antibes, Chartres, Sédières... He also sang with most of the prominent Parisian Orchestras. 


His repertoire includes such roles as Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro), Leporello and Masetto (Don Giovanni), Don Alfonso (Cosí fan tutte), Basilio and Bartolo (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Haly (L’Italiana in Algeri), Don Magnifico and Alidoro (La Cenerentola), Frère Laurent (Roméo et Juliette), Colline (La Bohème)… as well as many comprimari.


He recently sang Bartolo from Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Toulouse) and from Le Nozze di Figaro (Avignon, Tel-Aviv), Zaretsky from Eugene Onegin (Théâtre des Champs-Elysées), Johann from Werther (Bordeaux), Haly from L'Italiana in Algeri Tel-Aviv, Hermann and Luther from Les Contes d'Hoffmann then Ferrando from Il Trovatore (Tel-Aviv), Monterone from Rigoletto (Jerusalem), Hermann and Schlémil from Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Monte-Carlo), Colline from La Bohème (Massy), Escamillo from Carmen (Haifa), Der Sprecher from Die Zauberflöte (Williamsburg), Truffaldino from Ariadne auf Naxos in Toulouse

During season 2023-2024, he sings Varlaam from Boris Godunov at the Capitole in Toulouse and at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Benoît / Alcindoro from La Bohème in Tel-Aviv, Grenvil from La Traviata in Marseille, Sciarrone from Tosca in Dijon, Zaretski / The Captain from Eugene Onegin in Toulouse. Concert-wise, he will sing Figaro from Le Nozze di Figaro with the Beer-Sheva Orchestra with whom he will also sing a Mozart Gala.



Mozart : "Le Nozze di Figaro"

Figaro - "Tutto è disposto... Aprite un po'quegli occhi..."

Quimper - January 2016

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