Anatolij Fokanov

Biography


Anatolij Fokanov finished his studies at the Music Academy of Novosibirsk as a singer, a teacher and conductor.

Thereafter he became a soloist at the Opera in Novosibirsk, followed by similar positions in several large cities in his country, including Saratov, Ufa, Dusambe. In 1991 Anatolij Fokanov won the first prize at the prestigious Sobinov competition.

In Russia, he sang all of the significant operatic baritone roles. He worked with conductors such as I.Zak, A.Katz and K.Kondrasin. After several years acting as guest singer at the Hungarian State Opera he has become a member since 1992. In recent years he appeared as a guest singer in the following countries: France, Egypt, Croatia, Israel, Thailand, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece, Spain, Poland, Italy, England, Cyprus, Serbia, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, China and also Japan where he performs frequently.

His Awards:

2004. Merited Artist of the Hungarian Republic

2006. Eternal membership in the Society of the Hungarian Immortal Artists.

(TV Award granted on the basis of public votes)

2006.  Melis György - Award  (The Hungarian State Opera House)

2010.  Outstanding Artist of the Hungarian Republic

2012. Székely Mihály - Memory Plaquatte (The Hungarian State Opera House)


Oratorios, masses
 
Verdi
Requiem
 
Puccini
Messa di Gloria
 
Vivaldi
Juditha Triumphans
 
Olimpiade
 
Tchaikovsky
Moscow cantata
 
Mussorgsky
The songs and dances of death
 
Rahmaninov
Bells
  Spring Cantata
Stravinsky
Wedding ceremony
 
Brahms
German Requiem
 
Bach
Mass in H-minor
 
Händel
Oratorio Theodora
 
Mendelssohn
Elias
 
Franz Liszt
Oratorio Jesus Christ
  Requiem
 
Mahler
Children dirges
The song of the wondering
The magic horn of the boy
 
Beethoven
The IX. th Symphony
 
Fauré
Requiem
 
Orff
Carmina Burana
 
Balogh S. - Koltay G.
Missa de Sacra Corona
 
Alfejev Máté Passió
 
Honegger Christmas Cantata
 
Mascagni Messa Di Gloria
 
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle
 
Shostakovich The XIII. th Symphony
His main roles
Verdi Simone Boccanegra/Simone Boccanegra
            I Vespri Siciliani/ Guido di Monforte
Macbeth/Macbeth
La Forsa del Destino/Don Carlos
Rigoletto/Rigoletto
Traviata/Germont
Il trovatore/Luna
Don Carlos/Posa
Aida/Amonasro
Otello/Jago
Nabucco/Nabucco
Un Ballo in Maschera/Renato
Giordano  André Chénier / Gérard
 Puccini Tosca/Scarpia
La Bohéme/Marcel
Madama Butterfly / Sharpless
Bellini I puritani di Scozia/Richard
  
Donizetti   Lammermoori Lucia/Lord Ashton
L'elisir d'amore/Dulcamara
 
Leoncavallo Pagliacci/Tonio, Silvio
  
Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana/Alfio
  
Cilea Adriana Lecouvreur/Michonnet
Bizet Carmen/Escamillo
Saint-Saens   Samson Et Delila / Prelate of Dagon
  
Gounod Faust/Valentin
  
Mozart Don Giovanni / Don Giovanni
  
Tchaikovsky Anyegin/Anyegin
    Pikovaja Dama/Tomski, Jeletzky
Mazeppa/Mazeppa
Jolanta/Robert
  
Rimsky-Korsakow Carszkaja Nyeveszta/Graznoj
  
Moninsko Halka/Janusz
  
Rahmanyinov Aleko/Aleko
  
Rubinstein Demon/Demon
  
Sostakovits Players
 
Bondevil Madam Bovary/Bovary
 
Poulenc Dialogues of the Carmelites/Marquis de la Force

 

His basic repertoire comprises some 200 works from 20 composers (e.g. Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Dargomissky, Glinka, Schubert, Schumann, Ravel)

Foreign conductors who had the deepest influence to his career
Lamberto Gardelli
Yuri Simonov
Rico Saccani
G. Morandi
Marcello Viotti
Hubert Soudant
Zoltan Pesko
Janos Acs
Janos Kulka