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Evgeny Akimov is one of the leading tenor in the company of the Mariinsky Theater in his native St. Petersburg. He was trained at the famous Conservatory (named after Rimsky-Korsakov) in that city and made a name for himself by winning several important vocal awards and competitions. In 1996, he was engaged as a soloist in the company of the then called Kirov Theatre.
As a member of the Mariinsky Theatre he has sung in their touring productions in Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, and in the United States on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. On his home stage, he sings the Italian tenor repertory
He is better known, internationally, for his portrayals of both character and leading tenor
roles in Russian operas, particularly the Prince of Clubs in Prokofiev's Love for Three Oranges and Antonio in Prokofiev's Betrothal in a Monastery both recorded by Philips Classics, the latter aside Anna Netrebko.
He has sung at the Teatro Regio, Turin upon invitation of Gianandrea Noseda as A Sailor in The Nightingale by Stravinsky (2000), Antonio in Prokofiev's Betrothal in a Monastery (2004) and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni (2005).
He performed at Stresa Festival in 2000.