On March 27, 2016, at the age of 61, conductor of the Novosibirsk opera and ballet theatre suddenly passed away
Alexander Bolshakov was born on February 23, 1956. He graduated from the Leningrad choir school n.a. M. Glinka; in 1978 — from choral conducting department of the Petrozavodsk conservatoire (class of professor S. Legkov); after graduation he worked as a chorus master in the Buryat opera and ballet theatre. In 1986 he graduated from the Leningrad conservatoire as opera and symphonic conductor (class of professor M. Yansons). He was a conductor of the Yakut opera and ballet theatre since 1987 and its principal conductor since 1988.
Since 1990 Alexander Bolshakov worked as a conductor of the Novosibirsk opera and ballet theatre. In 25 years of his work in the Theatre his repertoire included many operas and ballets, such as Evgeny Onegin, Iolanta, The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky, Prince Igor by Borodin, Mozart and Salieri, The Tsar’s Bride, May Night by Rimsky-Korsakov, Otello, Traviata, Attila, Il Trovatore, Rigoletto by G. Verdi, Tannhauser by R. Wagner, Madama Butterfly by G. Puccini, Carmen by G. Bizet, Barber of Seville by G. Rossini, Lucia di Lammermoor by G. Donizetti, Pagliacci by R. Leoncavallo, Cavalleria Rusticana by P. Mascagni, Lady Macbeth by D. Shostakovich, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker by P. Tchaikovsky, Don Quixote by L. Minkus, One Thousand and One Nights by F. Amirov, Giselle by A. Adam, Spartacus by A. Khachaturian. Alexander Bolshakov was the author and conductor of Tales from the Vienna Woods concert programmes.
He worked with symphonic orchestras of Petrozavodsk, Khabarovsk, Tomsk and Cairo. Maestro toured with the Company of the Theatre in Portugal, Holland, Egypt, Italy and Spain.
The memorial ceremony took place on March 30, 12 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the IMI funeral home. Address: 112, Kropotkina street.
The Company of the Theatre deeply bewails the death of Alexander Bolshakov and expresses sincere condolences to his family and friends.
With loving memory and deep gratitude.