1991 – prize-winner of the 14th Glinka All-Union Voice Contest (1st prize, Almaty).
1992 – prize-winner of Mario del Monaco International Vocal Competition (2nd prize, Sicily).
1992 – prize-winner of Luciano Pavarotti International Vocal Competition (1st prize, Philadelphia).
1995 – prize-winner of International Competition I Cestelli  (2nd prize, Italy).
1999 – prize-winner of the Golden Mask National Theatrical Award (Lanciotto Malatesta in  Francesca da Rimini at the Bolshoi Theatre).
2000 – Honoured Artist of Russia.

Сергей Мурзаев


Graduated from the Chelyabinsk Music College (Gavrilova’s class) and the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Skunchenko’s class), in 1991 he became the trainee with the Bolshoi Theatre.

In 1992- 2007 he was a soloist of the Bolshoi Opera Company.
His repertoire there includes title parts in Borodin’s Prince Igor, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Verdi’s Macbeth as well as Andrey Shchelkalov in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Shaklovity in Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, Grigory Gryaznoy in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride, Lanciotto Malatesta in Rachmaninov’s Francesca da Rimini, Count di Luna in Verdi’s Il trovatore, Renato in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera, Don Carlo in Verdi’s La forza del destino, Marcello in Puccini’s La Boheme, Scarpia in Puccini’s Tosca, among others. In 2020 he took part in the premiere performances of Sadko singing the role of Vision the old mighty warrior (conductor Timur Zangiev, director Dmitri Tcherniakov).

As a guest soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre he has sung in the productions of Borodin’s Prince Igor, Verdi’s Macbeth, Un ballo in maschera, Simon Boccanegra, Otello, Aida and performed the leading baritone parts in Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, Rachmaninov’s Francesca da Rimini, Puccini’s Tosca.

In 2017 he joined the Novaya Opera Company as a soloist, where performed the roles of Grigory Gryaznoy (Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride), Prince Igor (Borodin’s Prince Igor), Count di Luna (Verdi’s Il trovatore), Germont (Verdi’s La Traviata), Nabucco (Verdi’s Nabucco), Amonasro (Verdi’s Aida), Carlo Gérard (Giordano’s Andrea Chénier, in concert).

Sergey Murzaev appeared at New York’s The Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall, Milan’s La Scala, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London and Paris National Opera. He toured in Austria, Germany, the USA, Brazil, Chile, Portugal, China, Japan, Korea, Spain, Luxembourg, Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, France and Russia.