Born in Moscow. In 1992, he completed his studies at the vocal faculty of the Russian Academy of Theatre Art (teachers A. Grigoriev, G. Lebedev). In 1994, he joined Moscow’s Novaya Opera Company, where he sang over fifteen roles.
Since 2001, he has been a soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company.
His Bolshoi Theatre repertoire includes the following, among other, roles:
Pistofolo (Paisiello’s La Molinara)
Fra Melitone (La Forza del Destino)
Title role (Eugene Onegin)
Afron (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel)
Silvano (Un Ballo in Maschera)
Ping, Mandarin (Turandot)
Mill-hand (Shostakovich’s The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Kela (Desyatnikov’s The Children of Rosenthal)
Prince Andrei Bolkonsky (Prokofiev’s War and Peace)
Andrei Shchelkalov (Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov)
Pantalone (Prokofiev’s The Love for Thee Oranges)
Marcello (La Boheme)
Singing beggar (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia)
Robert (Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta)
Mathias Wiessman (The Fiery Angel)
Foka (The Enchantress)
Also in repertoire:
Misgir (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden)
Gallner (Catalani’s La Wally)
Prince Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades)
Title role (Rubinstein’s The Demon)
Conte di Luna (Il Trovatore)
Francesco Foscari (Verdi’s I due Foscari)
Alfio (Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana)
Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor)
He has appeared in Israel, France, Yugoslavia, England, Tunis, Holland and the USA.
In 2003, he sang the part of Mato in Mussorgsky’s Salammbo, in Munich (conductor Mstislav Rostropovich). In 2005, he sang Mandryka in Strauss’ Arabella in Bielefeld, Germany.
He frequently appears at the Chaliapin Opera Festival in Kazan, Russia. Took part in the Tartar Theatre of Opera and Ballet Company tours.
(c) Text by Bolshoi Theatre