Alexander Hontsa

Born in Belarus Alexander Hontsa graduated from the vocal department of the Glinka Minsk State Musical College. In the same year he entered the Rimsky Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatoire in the class of the People’s Artist of the USSR, professor I.P. Bogacheva. While still studying he performed the title role in Eugene Onegin at the Opera and Ballet Theater of the Conservatory. He has participated in the master classes of Galina Vishnevskaya, Dmitry Vdovin, Sergei Leiferkus, Mikhail Lansky, Tito Kapobyanko, and Neil Shicoff.

Since graduating he collaborated with such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Pavel Smelkov, Fabio Mastrangelo, Peter Feranets, Andrei Anikhanov, Vladimir Popov, Dmitry Khokhlov, Mikhail Tatarnikov, Alexei Nyaga and Viktor Bokman. In 2010-2013 he was a principal artist in the drama theatre Aleko (St. Petersburg). Since then he has been soloist with the Mikhailovsky Theatre, the State Chamber Music Theatre “St. Petersburg Opera” the Mariinsky Theater, and currently with the Zazepkalye Theatre. His repertoire includes both Yeletsky and Tomsky The Queen of Spades, Robert Iolanta, the title role in Rachmaninov’s Aleko, title role Macbeth, Marcello, Belcore, Silvio, Don Giovanni, Il Conte Le Nozze di Figaro and Papageno.

He has toured in concert to Germany, Poland, Belarus and the Baltic Countries performing with the State Russian Concert Orchestra of the St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonic. D.D. Shostakovich under Vladimir Popov and many others. He was soloist of the festival “Opera for Everyone.”

He has been a prize winner at the VI International Three Centuries of Classical Romances Festival-Competition (St Petersburg, 2008), the III International Vishnevskaya Competition (Moscow, 2010), the V International St Petersburg Competition for Opera Singers (St Petersburg, 2011) and the IV International Shtokolov Competition for Opera Singers (St Petersburg, 2014).

Gallery

Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades)
Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades)
Eugene Onegin

Artist Videos

Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades)
Bolero (Glinka)

Opera Repertoire

COMPOSER OPERA ROLE
Asafiev Cinderella Prince
Donizetti L'Elisir d'Amore Belcore
Kalman, Imre Silva Edwin
Leoncavallo Pagliacci Silvio
Mozart Die Zauberflöte Papageno
Mozart Don Giovanni Don Giovanni
Mozart Count Le Nozze di Figaro
Prokofiev The Gambler Mr Astley
Prokofiev The Love of Three Oranges Pantalone
Prokofiev War and Peace Denisov
Puccini La Bohème Marcello
Rachmaninov Aleko Aleko
Rimsky-Korsakov Sadko The Venetian
Rimsky-Korsakov The Tsar's Bride Gryaznoy
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovsky Robert Iolanta
Tchaikovsky Yeletsky/Tomsky The Queen of Spades
Verdi Macbeth Macbeth
Verdi La Traviata Giorgio Germont