Present and Past
Anton Belov (baritone)
The voice of Baritone ANTON BELOV has been called rich and mellifluous by the New York Times, while the Philadelphia Inquirer described him as an emerging star. In 2010 Mr. Belov returned to Anchorage Opera in the title role of Eugene Onegin, after his critically acclaimed performances as Escamillo in Carmen and Count di Luna in Il trovatore. He made his Commonwealth Opera debut as Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor and performed the role of Angelotti in Tosca with the Boston Lyric Opera. His recent operatic appearances include roles John Sorel (The Consul) and the Doctor (The Nose) with Opera Boston, Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Don Giovanni and Ping (Turandot) with the Opera New Jersey and the Connecticut Grand Opera, Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) with the Helena Symphony, Malatesta (Don Pasquale) with Opera Providence, and the title role in Delaware Opera's production of Don Giovanni. As a soloist Mr. Belov has appeared with numerous orchestras throughout United States including Boston Baroque, the California Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, the New England Philharmonic, the Stamford Symphony and Opera Orchestra of New York. Mr. Belov is the first-place winner of eight vocal competitions including the George London Competition, Licia Albanese' Puccini Foundation International Competition, and Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Eastern Regional Winner). As the winner of Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Belov has appeared in over forty recitals throughout the United States. A native of Moscow, Anton Belov holds a Doctorate of Music degree from the Boston University, a Bachelor of Music Degree from The New England Conservatory, an Artist's Diploma and a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School. A specialist in Russian lyric diction, he is the author of Russian Opera Libretti in Word-to-Word Translation and IPA Transcription and the Anthology of Russian Arias(Leyerle Publications 2004-06).