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Medet Chotabaev

Tenor

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RECENT & UPCOMING

Alfredo in La traviata and Rodolfo in La bohème in Astana, Rodolfo in Luisa Miller in Trieste, Cassio in Otello and Lensky in Eugene Onegin both with Teatro Municipal de Sao Paulo, Fenton in Falstaff in Geneva, Pollione in Norma for Oper Graz, and Lensky in Eugene Onegin in Bratislava.


OTHER ENGAGEMENTS

After making his professional debut at the Opera Theatre in Almaty, he was invited to join the company for 5 seasons.


In the season 2013/14 Medet Chotobaev became a principle soloist of the Astana Opera in Kazakhstan where he performs Duca in Rigoletto, Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, Rodolfo in La bohème, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Rodolfo in Luisa Miller, and Alfredo in La traviata, among others. Guest appearances have included Rodolfo in Luisa Miller in Piacenza and Ravenna, Italy.


EDUCATION & AWARDS

Medet studied at the Tulebaev Music College in Almaty and the Renata Tebaldi and Mario Del Monaco Academy in Pesaro.


He has been awarded the Grand Prix in the 2009 Art of the 21st centuryInternational Competition in Finland, the 1st Prize and “The best tenor of the competition” Special Prize in the 2009 Glinka International Singing Competition in Moscow, the 3rd Prize in the 2010 International Opera Competition in Paris, and the 1st Prize in the 2013 Arena di Verona Concorso Internazionale di Canto.


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June 2017
0219:30

Bellini - Norma - Pollione

Oper Graz

Robin Engelen, Conductor

Marcus Merkel, Conductor

Florentine Klepper, Stage Director

0919:30

Bellini - Norma - Pollione

Oper Graz

Robin Engelen, Conductor

Marcus Merkel, Conductor

Florentine Klepper, Stage Director

1115:00

Bellini - Norma - Pollione

Oper Graz

Robin Engelen, Conductor

Marcus Merkel, Conductor

Florentine Klepper, Stage Director

1815:00

Bellini - Norma - Pollione

Oper Graz

Robin Engelen, Conductor

Marcus Merkel, Conductor

Florentine Klepper, Stage Director

2119:30

Bellini - Norma - Pollione

Oper Graz

Robin Engelen, Conductor

Marcus Merkel, Conductor

Florentine Klepper, Stage Director

2219:00

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin - Lensky

Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

Jaroslav Kyzlink, Conductor

Peter Konwitschny, Stage Director

May 2017
0619:30

Bellini - Norma - Pollione

Oper Graz

Robin Engelen, Conductor

Marcus Merkel, Conductor

Florentine Klepper, Stage Director

1019:30

Bellini - Norma - Pollione

Oper Graz

Robin Engelen, Conductor

Marcus Merkel, Conductor

Florentine Klepper, Stage Director

1418:00

Bellini - Norma - Pollione

Oper Graz

Robin Engelen, Conductor

Marcus Merkel, Conductor

Florentine Klepper, Stage Director

1819:30

Bellini - Norma - Pollione

Oper Graz

Robin Engelen, Conductor

Marcus Merkel, Conductor

Florentine Klepper, Stage Director

2019:30

Bellini - Norma - Pollione

Oper Graz

Robin Engelen, Conductor

Marcus Merkel, Conductor

Florentine Klepper, Stage Director

2519:00

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin - Lensky

Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava

Jaroslav Kyzlink, Conductor

Peter Konwitschny, Stage Director

2818:00

Bellini - Norma - Pollione

Oper Graz

Robin Engelen, Conductor

Marcus Merkel, Conductor

Florentine Klepper, Stage Director

June 2016
1819:30

Verdi - Falstaff - Fenton

Grand Théâtre de Genève

John Fiore, Conductor

Lukas Hemleb, Stage Director

2019:30

Verdi - Falstaff - Fenton

Grand Théâtre de Genève

John Fiore, Conductor

Lukas Hemleb, Stage Director

2219:30

Verdi - Falstaff - Fenton

Grand Théâtre de Genève

John Fiore, Conductor

Lukas Hemleb, Stage Director

2419:30

Verdi - Falstaff - Fenton

Grand Théâtre de Genève

John Fiore, Conductor

Lukas Hemleb, Stage Director

2615:00

Verdi - Falstaff - Fenton

Grand Théâtre de Genève

John Fiore, Conductor

Lukas Hemleb, Stage Director

2819:30

Verdi - Falstaff - Fenton

Grand Théâtre de Genève

John Fiore, Conductor

Lukas Hemleb, Stage Director

3019:30

Verdi - Falstaff - Fenton

Grand Théâtre de Genève

John Fiore, Conductor

Lukas Hemleb, Stage Director

March 2016
0520:30

Verdi - Luisa Miller - Rodolfo

Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi di Trieste

Myron Michailidis, Conductor

Denis Krief, Stage Director

1020:30

Verdi - Luisa Miller - Rodolfo

Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi di Trieste

Myron Michailidis, Conductor

Denis Krief, Stage Director

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Opera Graz - Norma - Pollione

Kazakh tenor Medet Chotabaev sang the caddish Pollione with a clean, forward placed technique and a clarion top register. A stentorian high C on “sensi” in “Meco all’altar” was Corelli-esque.

- Jonathan Sutherland, BachtrackRead the article

Obwohl Medet Chotabaev in der Rolle als Pollione den Damen das Herz bricht, singt er sich in die Herzen der Zuschauer.

- Meinbezirk, 16/17Read the article


Grand Théâtre de Genève - Falstaff- Fenton

I really enjoyed the singing of young Fenton and Nannetta, played by Medet Chotabaev and Mary Feminear, both dressed in pale peach, the brightest colour in the whole opera, demonstrating their burgeoning love for each other, finding the odd moment for a sweet word or quick kiss. They sang their very best hidden behind the screen in the Ford house as, in this production, eighteen men were fruitlessly, frantically searching an empty stage for Falstaff.

- Brian Angus, BachtrackRead the article

A ses côtés, la prestation du ténor Medet Chotabaev (Fenton) est à noter. Dans cette partie si difficile en raison d’une ligne mélodique en constante rupture, la voix du ténor kazakh, claire et bien maîtrisée, n’est pas sans rappeler, à certains moments, celle de Giuseppe Di Stefano.

- Jacques Schmitt, Res MusicaRead the article


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