Vadim Zaplechny

Merited Artist of the Russian Federation

Born in Kishinev. He has graduated from the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS), the workshop of the People’s artist of USSR professor G. Ansimov with the specialty “actor of the muscial comedy”.

After graduating from GITIS Vadim Zaplechny has been the soloist of the Rostov Musical Comedy Theatre, where during 6 years of working has impersonated over 40 roles, including the leading ones, such as Count Boni Káncsiánu   in the “Die Csárdásfürstin” by E. Kálmán and Falke in the “Die Fledermaus” by J. Stauss.

In 1990 he was invited to the young, just established by Dmitry Bertman Moscow theatre Helikon-opera. Since then the professional biography inextricably bounded up with the Helikon. The roles, played by V. Zaplechny have become legends and came down in theatre’s history: Canio in the “Pagliacci” by R. Leoncavallo, Herman in the “The Queen of Spades” by P. I. Tchaikovsky, Jose in the “Carmen” by G. Bizet, Radames in the “Aida” by G. Verdi, Lensky in the “Eugene Onegin” by P. I. Tchaikovsky, Riccardo in the “Un ballo in maschera” by G. Verdi, Calaf in the “Turandot” by G. Puccini, Hoffmann in the “Les Contes D’Hoffmann” by J. Offenbach. There are more than 40 title parts, various in styles and genres in his artistic luggage.

With the great success Vadim was performing in the productions of the Bolshoi theatre of Russia (Sergey in the “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk district” by D. Shostakovich), The National Academic Grand Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus (Herman in “The Queen of Spades” by P. I. Tchaikovsky), The Kharkov National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (Jose in the “Carmen” by G. Bizet), Alisher Navoi State Academic Bolshoi Theatre in Uzbekistan (Lensky in the “Eugene Onegin” by P. I. Tchaikovsky), National opera theatres of Germany, France, Great Britain, USA, Canada, Slovenia, Ireland, Holland, Latvia, Estonia, Spain, Switzerland, Finland, Belgium, Austria, Italy, Lithuania, Hungary, Norway.

The soloist is actively into the touring and concert activity. In his repertoire there are the scenes and arias from operas, romances of P. I. Tchaikovsky, S. Rachmaninoff, G. Sviridov, Russian folk songs, arias from classic operettas.

He was cooperting with famous conductors – M. Rostropovich, U. Temirkanov, V. Ponkin, R. Hickox, R. Bradshaw, E. Klas, D. Yurovsky, M. Yurovsky, M. Jansons, V. Fedoseev.

V. Zaplechy is awarded with Certificate of Honor of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and Russian Federation Presidential Certificate of Honour. He is awarded a title of the “Merited Artist of the Russian Federation”.

I. Operatic roles, performed in productions of the Helikon-opera

1. M. Mussorgsky “Boris Godunov” –  Shuysky, Dmitry, The yuródivïy
2. N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov “Kashchey the Deathless” – Kaschey
3. N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov “Mozart and Salieri”– Mozart
4. N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov “Sadko” – Sadko
5. P. I. Tchaikovsky “The Queen of Spades” – Herman
6. P. I. Tchaikovsky “Undina” –  Huldbrand
7. P. I. Tchaikovsky “Iolanta” – Vaudémont
8. P. I. Tchaikovsky “Eugene Onegin” – Lensky
9. S. Prokofiev “Maddalena” – Gennaro
10. S. Prokofiev “The Love for Three oranges” – Truffaldino
11. D. D. Shostakovich “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk district”– Sergey
12. V. Fleishman  “Rothschild's Violin” – Rothschild
13. D. Tukhmanov “Tsarina”– Count Grigory Orlov
14. G. Verdi “Aida” – Radames
15. G. Verdi “La traviata” – Alfred
16. G. Verdi “Un ballo in maschera” – Riccardo
17. G. Bizet “Carmen” – Jose
18. R. Leoncavallo “Pagliacci” – Canio
19. U. Giordano “Siberia” – Vassili
20. R. Wagner “Das Liebesverbot” – Claudio
21. C. Debussy “L'enfant prodigue” – Azael
22. J. Strauss “Die Fledermaus” – Eisenstein
23. J. Offenbach “Les Contes D’Hoffmann” – Hoffmann
24. L. Janacek “Vec Makropoulos” – Albert Gregor
25. P. Hindemith “Hin und Zurück” – Robert
26. G. Puccini “Turandot” - Calaf



as Herman in "The Queen of Spades" by P. I. Tchaikovski




as Prince Shuisky in "Boris Godunov" by M. P. Moussorgski

Truffaldino (to the right) in "The Love for Three Oranges" by S. S. Prokofiev
Pantalon - Petr Morozov, King of Clubs - Stanislav Shvets, artists of the chorus

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