|Artem Krutko was born on January 8th, 1985, in the city of Slavyansk-na-Kubani (Krasnodar Krai, Russia). He graduated from Chelyabinsk State Academy of Culture and Arts as vocalist-countertenor under supervision of associate professor of vocality chair Lyudmila Borovik. In 2011 Artem did an internship in Opéra National de Lyon (Lyon, France) with a famous French tenor Jean-Paul Fouchécourt.
While being a third-year student, Artem worked in Chelyabinsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Glinka as an intern; there he played a role of Cherubino in W.A. Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro”, thus making his debut as an opera singer. In less than a year Krutko has already been a permanent trouper. Since 2015 he has been a soloist in the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow.
During his career Artem has played many opera roles, including: Cherubino in W.A. Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro”, Milovzor in P. Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades”, Lel in N. Rimsky-Korsakov “The Snow Maiden”, Fyodor in M. Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov”, Ratmir and Vanya in M. Glinka’s “Ruslan and Lyudmila” and “A life for the Tsar”, Alcide in D. Bortniansky’s “Alcide”, Oberon in B. Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, The Christ’s Voice in A. Smelkov “The Brothers Karamazov”, Orest in T. Traetta’s “Iphigeneia in Tauris”, Eustazio in G.F. Handel’s “Rinaldo”, and Hamor in “Jephtha” oratorio, Akhnaten in P. Glass’ “Akhnaten”, Epaphus in N. Jommelli’s “Phaëton”, Adriano in G.-B. Pergolesi’s “Adriano in Siria”, and many others. Artem Krutko has collaborated with many conductors with Valery Gergiev, Christian Cabiz, Wolfgang Katschner, Giancarlo De Lorenzo, Fabio Mastrangelo, Andreas Spering, Gianluca Capuano among many others.He was performing on many stages, such as Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre (Moscow), Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky theatres (Saint Petersburg), in Opera and Ballet theatres of Chelyabinsk, Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Cheboksary, Kazan and Ufa; Theater Bonn (Bonn, Germany), Schlosstheater Schwetzingen (Schwetzingen, Germany), Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe, Germany), Theater & Orchester Heidelberg (Germany), Opéra royal de Versailles (France). Performed in numerous cities around Russia (Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Arkhangelsk, Astrakhan, Vologda, Dubna, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnoyarsk, Kurgan, Samara, Ufa, Cheboksary, Chelyabinsk) and abroad – In Belorussia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, France, Finland and Netherlands.
Krutko has participated in musical and opera festivals: Opera festival “Irina Arkhipova presents” (Chelyabinsk), National Theatre Award “The Golden Mask” (Saint Petersburg), Gavrilin’s international festival (Vologda), “New Horizons” Modern music festival (Saint Petersburg), International opera festival named after M. Mikhailov (Cheboksary), International vocality festival named after V. Barsova and M. Maksakovskaya (Astrakhan), “Bach-Fest” (Yekaterinburg), “Stars parade in Opera house” International opera festival (Krasnoyarsk), “White nights stars” festival (Saint Petersburg), International opera festival named after F. Shalyapin (Kazan), “Denis Matsuev presents…” International festival (Chelyabinsk), Saint Petersburg international festival “Opera for everyone”, Festival in honour of Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet theatre 100th anniversary, Gendelev festival (Karlsruhe), Savonlinna opera festival (Finland), “Opera in Chersoneses” International opera festival (Sevastopol).
His awards: Laureate of International vocalist concert named after M. Glinka, State festival of professional theatres diploma “Scene 2006” for Milovzor in P. Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades” performance, Laureate of Chelyabinsk state award in nomination of “Musical arts”, Laureate of “Golden Lyre”, Best actor nomination for the Russian primary theatre award “Golden Mask 2012” for performance in B. Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, OPERNWELT Magazine “2014 Singer of the year” award for performance in P. Glass’s “Akhnaten”.
Artem Krutko’s unique timbre and very wide singing range allow him to perform both alto and soprano roles. There is mostly Baroque music in his repertoire, but also some modern composers’ compositions.