Born in Novosibirsk, Russia, tenor Ivan Gyngazov graduated from the Mikhail Glinka Novosibirsk State Conservatory in 2013, where he studied under the guidance of Marina Akhmedova, an Honorary Artist of Russia. From 2013 to 2017, he worked as a soloist for the Novosibirsk State Academy Opera and Ballet Theater, performing such leading operatic roles as Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Vladimir in Prince Igor and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. In the same period, Gyngazov also sang Lensky at the Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theater, conducted by Oliver von Dohnanyi. In 2017, he debuted with the Helikon Opera in Moscow as Manrico in Il Trovatore under Oliver Diaz, after which he became a soloist at the company. He has appeared there in many roles, including Cavaradossi in Tosca, Lensky, Radames in Aida, and Calaf in Turandot under famed Soviet conductor Vladimir Fedoseev.
In February of 2019, Gyngazov debuted at the Theater an der Wien as Vaudemont in Iolanta. Last season, he made his role and house debut as Ismaele in Nabucco at the Semperoper Dresden. He also appeared at the Fondazione Petruzzelli in Bari as Lensky and sang the title role in Dmitri Cherniakov’s new staging of Sadko at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. He has performed at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg as Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera, Manrico in Il Trovatore, and in his 2021 debut as Samson in Samson et Dalila. The tenor recently made his debut at the Paris Opera, appearing in a series of concerts honoring the works of Tchaikovsky. He opened the 2021/22 season with his debut at Opéra de Rouen as Manrico, after which he returned to Moscow in Sadko. Gyngazov will soon appear as Calaf for his debut with Opera Australia.
Other roles in the tenor’s repertoire include Done José in Carmen, Gherman in The Queen of Spades, and Grigory in Boris Godunov, as well as Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur and Enzo in La Gioconda.