• Honoured Artist of the Republic of Northern Ossetia-Alania
• Prize-winner at the International Moniuszko Competition (Poland, 2001)
• Prize-winner at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition (St Petersburg, 2000)
• Prize-winner at the Plácido Domingo Operalia competition (Los Angeles, 2000)
• Prize-winner at the International Elena Obraztsova Young Opera Singers’ Competition (St Petersburg, 1999)
• Diploma-recipient and winner of the special prize at the III International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition (St Petersburg, 1998)
• Diploma-recipient and winner of the Hope special prize at the XI International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 1998)

Daniil Shtoda graduated with distinction from the Choral School of the State Academic Glinka Capella. At the age of thirteen, he made his debut at the Mariinsky Theatre as Tsarevich Fyodor in Boris Godunov. He graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in 2000 (class of L.N. Morozov). Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers from 1998.
Soloist with the Mariinsky Opera Company since 2007.

Daniil Shtoda tours frequently. At Carnegie Hall he has performed the roles of Lensky (Eugene Onegin) and Nadir (Les Pêcheurs des perles in concert) and at opera houses in Los Angeles, Florence, Hamburg and Munich he has sung as Fenton (Falstaff). He has performed the role of Lensky (Eugene Onegin) at the Benjamin Britten Festival in Great Britain, at festivals in Aix-en-Provence (France), Toronto (Canada) and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York (USA); at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, he has sung the role of Beppe (I pagliacci) opposite Plácido Domingo, Dmitry Hvorostovsky and Angela Gheorghiu; at the Washington Opera he has sung as Ottavio (Don Giovanni); in France, Spain, Japan, the USA and at the VIII Moscow Easter Festival he performed the role of Il Conte di Libenskof (Il viaggio a Reims, co-production by the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Mariinsky Theatre); and at theatres in Germany, Japan, Canada and the USA he has sung as Alfredo (La traviata).

Daniil Shtoda has also performed with the Mariinsky Opera Company and in recital in Spain, Israel, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Finland, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Canada and the USA.
Together with Larisa Gergieva he has undertaken concert tours of towns and cities in Europe, the USA and Canada as well as two recitals with a programme featuring romances by Russian composers at Carnegie Hall.

The singer has an extensive discography. With EMI (Great Britain) and AMG (Great Britain) he has released discs featuring Russian romances accompanied by Larisa Gergieva; with DELOS (USA) he has released a disc of Russian and Soviet arias in collaboration with the State Academic Chamber Orchestra of Russia under Konstantin Orbelian; and for Vox Artists in Budapest (Hungary) he has released a recording of the opera Don Giovanni (singing the role of Don Ottavio) together with Ferruccio Furlanetto (as Leporello).

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Mymy - 11 Apr 2012