Юрий Маркелов


Began to study singing in the early 70’s, after serving in the army. To begin with he sang with Krasnodar amateur groups, then he joined the Operetta Theatre. He sang for many years with the Krasnodar Cathedral Choir. He completed his studies at the Kharkov Conservatoire.
In 1983, he was accepted into the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company’s group of probationers and soon became a Theatre soloist. In 2016, he left the Bolshoi Theatre.


Rodrigo (Otello)
Ovlur, Yeroshka (Borodin’s Prince Igor )
Young boy (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride)
First herald, Leshy (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden)
Haydamak, Interpreter (Prokofiev’s Semyon Kotko)
Missail, Court Boyar, Boyar from Kromy (Boris Godunov)
Nireno (Handel’s Giulio Cesare)
Monsieur Triquet (Eugene Onegin)
Schmidt (Werther)
Drunken сossack (Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa)
Astrologer, Gvidon (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel)
Almerik (Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta)
Chaplitsky, Master of ceremonies (The Queen of Spades)
Lopez, Pablo, Lay brother (Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery)
Ruiz (Il Trovatore)
Don Curzio (Le Nozze di Figaro)
Bardolfo (Falstaff)
Goro, Official registrar (Madama Butterfly)
Servant to Amelia (Un Ballo in Maschera)
Doctor, Jacob Glock (Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel)
Emperor Altoum (Turandot)
Second foremen, Shabby Peasant (Shostakovich’s The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Sleeping car attendant (Desyatnikov’s The Children of Rosenthal)
Abbat, Prince Eugene’s aide-de-camp (Prokofiev’s War and Peace)
First of the well-off people (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia)
Bakula Bobyl (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden)
Monostatos (Die Zauberfloete)
Dr. Blind (Die Fledermaus)
Marschallin’s Major-Domo, Faninal’s Major-Domo, an innkeeper (Der Rosenkavalier)
Giuseppe (La Traviata)
A Notary (La sonnambula)
The First Actor, The First Robber (Banevich’s The Story of Kai and Gerda)
First labourer, Coachman, Drunken guest (Katerina Izmailova)
Laura's guest (The Stone Guest)


Took part in the recording of Verstovsky’s Askold’s Grave ( conductor Y. Nikonenko, Melodiya, 1992).