Guest of the Opera
Mr. Efanov won the award The Success of the Year (1999) and The Philip Morris Debut (2000) in Novosibirsk. In 2001 Vitaly Efanov has been awarded a prize at Hans Gabor Belvedere (Austria). During his professional career he has sung several opera festivals in Bulgaria (Varna 1999), Germany (Manheim 1993), touring in Spain (1999), Israel (2002), Portugal (1996, 1999) and Korea (Seoul 2005, 2006), appearing on the stages before the audiences of leading opera theatres like the Sorbonne Grand Amphitheatre in Paris, theatres in Karlsruhe and Manheim. Vitaly Efanov has taken part and sung the leading roles in the productions conducted by well-known professionals like G. Rozhdestvensky, J. Simonov, E. Klas, E. Kolobov, A. Katz, V. Polyansky and others. In March 2008, Mr. Efanov worked the renowned stage director Kasper Bech Holten on a new production of “Lohengrin” at Novaya Opera Moscow, Russia. In March-April 2008, Mr. Efanov covered the role of General in “The Gambler” at the Metropolitan Opera and cover Alvise “La Gioconda”, October 2008. Mr. Efanov covered James Morris as Gremin in the Metropolitan Opera production of “Eugene Onegin” (January-February 2009). At the Metropolitan Opera in 2010-2011, Mr. Efanov covered Pimen “Boris Godunov”, Sparafucile “Rigoletto”, and Fiesco “Simon Boccanegra.” Mr. Efanov made his Metropolitan Opera solo debut as Sparafucile “Rigoletto”, January 15, 2011. Recently, Mr. Efanov sang Khan Konchak “Prince Igor” at Novaya Opera (Moscow.) Mr. Efanov sang Pimen “Boris Godunov” with Dallas Opera in 2011.