Vasily Gerello (baritone)

People's artist of Russia, Honored Artist of Ukraine, the laureate of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, the laureate of the Golden Sophit (St.Petersburg´s highest theatre prize), "the most Italian baritone of the Mariinsky Theater."

Vasily Gerello graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory. A 4th-year student at the conservatory was invited to join the Mariinsky Theater troupe. He was the first one at the Mariinsky Theater who sang "La Traviata" in the original language.

Vasily Gerello tours in Spain, Italy, Scotland, Finland, France and Portugal with the Mariinsky Theater troupe.

He is invited by the world's largest opera houses, including the Bastille Opera (Paris), the Dresden Semper Opera, the German Opera and the Berlin State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera (New York), the Vienna State Opera, Covent Garden Royal Theater (London), La Fenice Theater (Venice), La Scala (Milan) and many others.