Agaeva Tatyana Nikolaevna  
Иванов Владимир  

Владимир Иванов и Татьяна Агаева на репетиции спектакля в Женеве

(апрель 2008 года)

Tatiana Agaeva

Honoured artist of the Russian Federation, Professor

Music Director of The Vakhtangov Theatre

The head of the Music Expressivity of an Actor Department at The Shukin Drama School.

Tatiana Agaeva graduated with honours from The Gnessin State Musical College and has a degree of a choir conductor. By the year 1988 when she was invited to The Vakhtangov Theatre she had already had an extensive teaching, research and performing experience. Agaeva has been at the head of the “Music expressivity of an actor” department for more than 20 years that are celebrated with a highly conscious attitude to the tradition of the theatre. 

Tatiana Agaeva has directed more than 60 plays both in Russia (mainly at The Vakhtangov Theatre) and abroad (France) as well. 

Tatiana Agaeva started her teaching career at The Shukin Drama School in 1993. Now she is teaching music ensemble classes, gives lectures at the directing department (“music composition for plays”). Agaeva has founded the “Music expessivity of an actor” department and was the one who initiated the “Actor of music theatre” course that had been designed specially for The Moscow Operetta. She has also participated both as a music director and a scenic speech teacher in such graduation works as Koni’s Two Vaudevilles, Wilder and German’s What a Pudding, Offenbach’s Parisian Life, Dunaevsky’s White Acacia.

She has also held workshops with European actors, and since 2006 has been working with English students from The London Drama Centre.

Agaeva has an extensive experience as a choir director and singer and has worked with The Republican Academic Chapel, The Moscow Chamber Choir and many other famous collectives.

Her own recordings include the ones made in The Melody Company (Melodia), on The State Radio (Gosteleradio) and for numerous films. Among these recordings are such as Rybnikov’s Joaquin Murrieta, Lebedev’s Seagulls, Dunaevsky's Marry Poppins Goodbye and Vaudeuville, Dashkevich’s Pippi Longstocking, Gladkov’sAn Ordinary Miracle and many others. As for the filmography, she has worked with such famous directors as Nikita Mikhalkov, Eldar Ryazanov and Mark Zakharov. In 1973-1988 she took part in recording of more than 150 films.
From the work in the Vakhtangov theater
Among other theatrical works
Among the works in the movies