People's Artist of the Russian Federation, ,
Vladimir Arefiev was born in†Frunze (Kirghizia) in†1949. He†graduated from the Surikov Moscow State Institute of†Arts in†1973†(teachers†ó V.†Ryndin, M.†Kurilko, M.†Pozharskaya). From 1974†ó 1985†he†worked as†stage designer at†the Dnepropetrovsk Opera. Since 1993†he†has been Chief Stage Designer of†the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow academic Music Theater. Also works for the other Music and Drama theaters in†Russia and abroad.
Member of†the Russian Artists' Union since 1976. Awards include the National Theater Award Golden Mask(1996).
More than 100†productions, including: Boris Godunov by†M.†Musorgsky, The Golden Cockerel by†N.†Rimsky-Korsakov, La†Traviata and Ernani by†G.†Verdi, Carmen by†G.†Bizet, Spartacus by†A.†Khachaturian, Giselle by†A.†Adam, Swan Lake and Nutcracker by†P.†I.†Tchaikovsky, The Snow Maiden to†the music by†P.†I.†Tchaikovsky, Firebird by†I.†Stravinsky, Scythians to†the music by†S.†Prokofiev, Cowboys to†the music by†G.†Gershwinn, Le†Corsaire by†A.†Adam and L.†Delibes, Swan Song to†the music by†E.†Chaussons, Lone Human Voice to†the music by†A.†Vivaldi, N.†Paganini and O.†Kitaro, Chopiniana and Illusive Bal to†the music by†F.†Chopin, Taming of†the Shrew by†M.†Bronner, Shulammite by†V.†Besedina, Salome to†the music by†P.†Gabriel, Seagull and Uncle Vanya by†A.†Chekhov.