DIRECTOR / PRODUCER / LIBRETTO
Igor Konyukhov is a Russian born director and choreographer based in USA. Igor started out as a physicist earning Master of Science degree from Moscow State University, Russia. He continued his education in University of Connecticut studying for PHD in Nuclear Physics. His passion for theatre led him directing and choreography. He moved to NYC where he earned an MFA at NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
In 2012 he debuted as a stage director presenting Baroque opera Armida at the Orensanz Foundation in New York City. He directed the world premiere of opera Shulamit for JCC Manhattan. In 2015 he staged Schumann's Spanische Liebeslieder and Liebeslieder Waltzer by Brahms in an innovative production of
Salon 4. Igor's production is Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta was premiered in 2014 at the El Museo del Barrio and was presented to a great critical acclaim in San Francisco in April 2016 at the Fort Mason Center. His production of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov for New Opera NYC in April 2016 starred legendary bass Mikhail Svetlov, soloist from the Met and Bolshoi, as Boris and Varlaam.
In 2016 for the bicentennial celebration of M.Lermonov I.Konyukhov collaborated with the Theater of Rustem Galitch in a production ofthe Demon presented at the Theater 81 in NYC. In 2017 he directed a new production of N.Rimsky-Korsakov's opera Golden Cockerel at the Sheen Center for the Performing Arts in NYC. After earning raving reviews from critics the production received the OPERNWELT, leading German and European magazine, critic's nomination for the best costume design.
As a dancer Igor performed internationally with numerous dance companies including Russian Imperial Ballet, Ballet with a Twist, Seed Dance Company, Viewsic Expressions Dance and others. His choreography was featured in the production of H.Marschner's opera Der Vampyr at ZuHause Theater (Berlin, Germany) and presented at LaMama Dance Moves Festival and DanceNow NYC.