Russian bass Nikolay Didenko graduated from the Moscow Academy of Choral Art in both singing and conducting. He was previously a soloist of the “New Opera” in Moscow and a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio.
His operatic roles include Don Geronio Il Turco in Italia with the Royal Danish Opera, Shostakovich’s Rayok at the Liceu Barcelona, Cappelio I Capuleti e I Montecchi with Opera North (UK tour), Ramfis Aida and Oroveso Norma at the Teatro Comunale, La Sonnambula at the Bolshoi Theatre, Der fliegende Holländer at Malmö Opera, Pistola Falstaff at the Bilbao Opera, and Guardiano La Forza del Destino, Comte des Grieux Manon Lescaut, Filippo II Don Carlo and Leporello Don Giovanni all with the Opera Köln. He continues to perform across the world with many significant companies including the Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Metropolitan Opera and Bilbao Opera. He recently sung Don Pasquale at the Bolshoi Theatre and Shostakovich’s Songs and Dances of Death at the Beethoven Festival in Warsaw.
As a versatile performer, he is also established on the concert platform singing Verdi’s Requiem at the Beethoven Festival, with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg under Alexander Shelley, and most recently with Orchestre National d'Île de France under Enrique Mazzola. Nikolay features on the Grammy award-winning disc Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, for Best Choral Performance (2017). He also released the album “Medtner Songs” with Iain Burnside on Delphian in 2018.