2019 — prize-winner of the Paris Opera Competition (1st prize).

Илья Кутюхин


Was born in Pyatigorsk.
In 2008 graduated from the academic vocal department of the State Gnessin Music College (Olga Dementieva’s class).
In 2014 he completed his musical studies at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (Alexander Naumenko’s class). In 2012-14 at the Academy Opera Studio he performed the roles of Onegin (Eugene Onegin), Marcello and Shaunard (La Bohème).

In 2014-17 he was a member of the Young Artist Program of the Bolshoi Theatre.


at the Bolshoi Theatre:

(Bizet’s Carmen)
Flemish Deputy (Verdi’s Don Carlo)
Andrei Shchelkalov (Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov)
Malatesta (Donizetti’s Don Pasquale)
The Novice’s Friend (Britten’s Billy Budd)
Guglielmo (Mozart’s Così fan tutte)
Maximilian/ Captain (Bernstein’s Candide)

He was a member of the Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project.
In 2017 debuted at the Glyndebourne Festival as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte.