Field of Practice:
2007, 2008, 2009
Born in 1984 in Moscow/Russia.
Boris Ignatov studied ancient languages and theater studies at the Russian State University in Moscow until 2006 with a diploma on Ancient languages as estrangement instruments in 20th century opera.
Ignatov writes for numerous magazines, including The Bolshoi Magazine, Moscow News, Time of News, Opernwelt, premiere booklets of Bolshoi and Novosibirsk Opera Houses and as an editor for The Bolshoi Magazine and DE I/Desillusionist. Furthermore he lectured at the International Seminar on musical theater in Perm, worked as translator at the Russian edition of the book »Casta Diva« by Montserrat Cabalé, and is one of the authors of »Opera Club«, a music feature of the Arsenal and Echo-of-Moscow radio stations in Moscow.
Recent theater works: »Boris Godunow«, assistant to the costume designer, director’s assistant, production by Mussorgsky, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin (2005); concert manager of Loccum Festival Sacro Art (2003 and 2004); »Verwandlung«, assistant to the stage director, Loccum Festival Sacro Art (2004); »La Rapprezentazione di Anima e di Corpo«, manager, production by Emilio de’ Cavalieri, Ludwigsburg International Festival (2003); »The Blind Swallow«, assistant to the stage director, staged in Moscow and at the Loccum Festival Sacro Art (2002).
Ignatov received a prize for the best article in the youth newspaper Moscow News in 2000 and a research grant of the Austrian Educational Cooperation KulturKontakt.