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Born Moscow.

Russian baritone.

Vladimir Redkin trained at the Moscow Conservatory before studying at the La Scala School for Young Artists in Milan.

He became a soloist with the Bolshoi Opera in 1986, quickly taking on principal roles including Tchaikovsky (Lionel Maid of Orleans, Eugene Onegin, Yeletsky); Gounod (Valentin); Leoncavallo (Silvio); Prokofiev (Ferdinand Betrothal in a Monastery).  With the Bolshoi he toured to the Metropolitan, New York in 1991 as Onegin, also appearing in Washington DC, Cologne and the Edinburgh Festival (Onegin).  He first appeared in Britain in Glasgow's Year of Culture 1990, as Lionel, followed immediately by his Edinburgh debut as Ferdinand.

He made his debut at La Scala in 1990 (Yeletsky).  Other appearances include Dublin (Renato Un ballo in maschera);  Santiago (Yeletsky); San Francisco (Yeletsky); Hamilton Ontario (Macbeth); Caracas (Macbeth).

He appeared on three occasions with Scottish Opera,  in Il trovatore (1992),  La forza del destino (1995)  and Aïda (1999).

His concert appearances include Rachmaninov's Bells with the RSNO.

Roles in Scotland

Ferdinand Don Jerome's son
Betrothal in a Monastery 1990
Lionel a Burgundian knight
Maid of Orleans 1990
Eugene Onegin Lensky's friend
Eugene Onegin 1991
Count di Luna a young noble of Aragon
Trovatore 1992
Don Carlo di Vargas
Force of Destiny 1995
Bells 1997
Amonasro King of Ethiopia and father of Aïda
Aïda 1999

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