Badral Chuluunbaatar

Badral Chuluunbaatar

Badral Chuluunbaatar was born in 1989 in the Mongolian province of Selenge, the third child in a family of nomadic herders. ‘My father is a horse breeder, and he has beautiful, natural voice’, says Chuluunbaatar. He began his studies at the Dance College of Mongolia, and obtained his master’s degree from the Gnesin State Musical College in Moscow in 2018. He now lives in Italy, where he is a student at the International Music School of Milan (SIMM). Chuluunbaatar is an experienced participant in competitions, having won for instance the Rimsky-Korsakov Competition in St Petersburg in 2016 as well as the International Éva Marton Competition and the prestigious Chigiana Prize in 2018. Badral Chuluunbaatar has prepared the role of Shaklovity in Musorgsky’s opera Khovanshchina. In the summer of 2019 he will sing two Verdi roles at the Verona Arena: Amonasro in Aïda and Germont in La Traviata. In addition he will make his débuts as Alfio in Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana (Teatro Verdi, Pisa) and in the title role of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra (Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari). He has been a solo singer with the Mongolian Army Song and Dance Ensemble since 2008, and has been awarded a Mongolian State medal of honour.

Repertoire

Preliminary round  
G.F. Händel  Samson: How willing my paternal love
E. Grieg Jeg elsker dej (Andersen)
B. Sharav Mongoliin Tal nutag
G.Verdi   Rigoletto: ”Cortigiani, vil razza dannata” (Rigoletto)
   
Semifinals  
J. Sibelius Sen har jag ej frågat mera (Runeberg)
F. Schubert   An die Musik (Schober)
C.A. Bixio   Parlami d'amore, Mariù (Neri)
B. Sharav    Aav eej
Tšaikovski    Serenada Don Žuana (Tolstoi)
U. Giordano   Andrea Chénier: “Nemico della patria” (Carlo Gérard)
   
Final  
R. Leoncavallo   I Pagliacci: “Si puo?” (Tonio)
P. Tšaikovski  Mazepa: “O Maria, Maria” (Mazepa)