Ramiz Usmanov Tenor
Ramiz Usmanov was born on December 14, 1981 in the Arnasay district of Jizzakh region, (Uzbekistan). After graduating from the 9th grade of a secondary school, in 1996 he entered the Yu. Raj Music College with a degree in rubab. In 2000, he entered the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan with a degree in "academic vocals" in the class of Honored Artist of Uzbekistan, Associate Professor A. Abdukadyrov.
In 2000, he entered the internship program at the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Uzbekistan named after Alisher Navoi. Since 2005, he is an opera troupe soloist of the Theatre. In 2008 he won the 1st prize at the regional competition "Romansiada" in Kazakhstan (Shymkent) and the 2nd prize at the international competition "Romansiada" in Russia (Moscow). In 2010 he won the 1st prize and the title of "Best Tenor of the Competition" at the Bulbul International Competition of vocalists in Azerbaijan (Baku). In 2012 he received the Grand Prix at the Bibigul Tulegenova International Vocal Competition in Almaty (Kazakhstan). In 2013 he won second place at the International Competition "Competizione dell'Opera" in Austria (Linz). In 2014 he received the Grand Prix at the Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition (Belorussia). In 2015 he received the title of People's Artist of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Ramiz Usmanov possesses a voice which is rare in its beauty and richness, rich in overtones and colors, characteristic for both lyrical and dramatic tenor repertoire, which allows him to successfully perform a wide range of leading tenor parties. He regularly takes part in all government and state concerts and cultural events of international importance. In 2010, Usmanov was awarded the title of Honored Artist of Uzbekistan for high cultural achievements.
Usmanov's repertoire includes the following parts:
- J. Bizet – "Pearl Seekers" (Nadir);
- G. Verdi – "La Traviata" (Alfred);
- G. Verdi – "Rigoletto" (Duke);
- G. Puccini – "La Boheme" (Rudolph);
- G. Verdi – "Troubadour" (Manrico).