Jassi Zahharov

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Jassi Zahharov was the soloist of the Vanemuine Theatre in 1980–1997. Since 1997 he is the soloist of the Estonian National Opera. He has performed in various countries: Germany, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, Romania among others. His repertoire includes the title roles in Verdi’s “Rigoletto”, “Simon Boccanegra”, “Nabucco”, “Falstaff”, “Macbeth”, as well as the title role in Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov” and Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”. In addition, he has sung Father Kaarel (Puur’s “The Colours of Clouds”), Verdi’s Iago (“Otello”), Giorgio Germont (“La traviata”), Count di Luna (“Il trovatore”), Renato (“Un ballo in maschera”), Amonasro (“Aida”), Puccini’s Scarpia (“Tosca”) and Lescaut (“Manon Lescaut”), Escamillo (Bizet’s “Carmen”), Jochanaan (R. Strauss’ “Salome”), Tonio (Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci”), Tomsky (Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades”), Pearu (Raadik’s “The Truth and Justice of Vargamäe”), Reinhold von Tisenhusen (Tubin’s “Barbara von Tisenhusen”), Count de Guiche (Tamberg’s “Cyrano de Bergerac”), German Officer (Tüür’s “Wallenberg”), Sergius Wladimir (Kálmán’s “Die Zirkusprinzessin”), etc. Jassi Zahharov has also sung the baritone roles in musicals: Count von Krolock (Steinman’s “Dance of the Vampires”) and Jean Valjean (Boublil/Schönberg’s “Les Miserables”), etc. Jassi Zahharov won the Georg Ots Prize in 1994, the Great Bear Prize in 1996, the Cultural Endowment of Tartu yearly scholarship in 1996, the annual Prize of Cultural Endowment of Estonian in 2001, the SEB Audience Award 2012 and 2016, and the Annual Estonian Theatre Award 2015.

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