As Lensky in Eugene Onegin.Photo by Larisa Pedenchuk.
As Lensky in Eugene Onegin.
Photo by Larisa Pedenchuk.


He has won prizes at the following competitions: Bella voce (Moscow, 1998), Neue Stimmen (Germany, 1999), Orfeo (Hanover, Germany, 2000); he was a finalist and winner of a special prize at the Belvedere-2000 International Singers’ Competition, Vienna; 12th Tchaikovsky Music Competition (2nd prize, 2002). In the same year, he took part in the German Stars von Morgen TV program, at which the young singers were presented to the public by Montserrat Caballe.



Born in Sayanogorsk. In 1989, he graduated from the Stavropol Music College (folk choir conductor class). He began to study singing in 1992, at the Moscow State Institute of Culture (Mikhail Demchenko’s class). He continued his education at the Moscow State Conservatoire (Pyotr Skusnichenko’s class).
He joined the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company in 2000. Now he appears at the Bolshoi as guest soloist.


At the Bolshoi Theatre:
Alfredo (La Traviata)
Lensky (Eugene Onegin)
Vladimir Igorevich (Prince Igor)
Rodolfo (La Boheme)
Lykov (The Tsar’s Bride)
Berendey (The Snow Maiden)
Fenton (Falstaff)

Also in repertoire:
Count Vaudemont (Iolanta)
Bayan (Ruslan and Lyudmila)
The Duke (Rigoletto)
Macduff (Macbeth)
Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi)
Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte)
Cassio (Otello)
Laerte (Thomas’ Hamlet)
Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni)
Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Nemorino (L’Elisir d’Amore)
Ismaele (Nabucco)
Zinovy Borisovich (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Faust (Faust)
Narraboth (Salome)
De Grieux (Massenet`s Manon)
Werther (Massenet`s Werther)
Tamino (Die Zauberflöte)
Rodolfo (Luisa Miller)
Italian singer (Der Rosenkavalier)
the tenor parts in Verdi and Mozart’s Requiems.


He tours abroad. In 2001, he participated in the Tatar Opera Company tour to Holland, Germany, France, Great Britain, singing the roles of Fenton in Falstaff and the Duke (Rigoletto).
In 2002, he appeared in the role of Vladimir Igorevich (Prince Igor) with the Opera National du Rhin (Strasbourg).
In 2003, he again toured in France, singing Lensky (Eugene Onegin) with the Toulon and Toulouse Opera Companies. He also sang the tenor part in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem with the Opera National du Rhin, where ha sang Lensky in 2005.
Since 2005, he collaborates with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein where he performed the following roles: Ferrando, Macduff, Fenton, Cassio, Laerte, Rodolfo, Lensky, Don Ottavio, Edgardo, Alfredo, Nemorino, Ismaele, Zinovy Borisovich, the Duke, Rinuccio.
In 2006-08, he sang Alfredo, Faust and Rodolfo at the Frankfurt Opera, Rodolfo and tenor part in Verdi’s Requiem at the Braunschweig State Theatre.
In 2007, he performed the Duke at the Graz Opera.
In 2008-09, he sang Rodolfo at La Scala, Alfredo and Lensky at the Deutsche Oper (Berlin), Faust at the Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos (Lisbon) and appeared at the Cologne and Essen Philharmonic Halls, at the Beethoven-Halle in Bonn.
In 2010, he became a soloist of the Dresden Semper Opera, where he sang Alfredo (La Traviata), Rodolfo (La Bohème), Tamino (Mozart`s Die Zauberflöte) and Narraboth (Richard Strauss`s Salome). He has performed on the stage of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Zurich Opera, the National Theatre in Lisbon, Los Angeles Opera, Theatre Capitol in Toulouse, Rennes opera in Strasbourg, Frankfurt Opera, Basel Theatre, Toulon opera, Graz Opera, the Hungarian national opera.

Among recent engagements Alfred (La Traviata), the Duke (Rigoletto), the title role (Massenet`s Werther) at the Deutsche Opera am Rhein, Dusseldorf, De Grieux (Massenet`s Manon) at the Graz Opera, Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) at the Dresden Semper Opera, Rodolfo (La Bohème) and Young Gypsy (Aleko) at the Novaya opera (Moscow), an Italian singer (Der Rosenkavalier) at Glyndebourne Festival, BBC Proms (London), Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Lensky (Eugene Onegin) at the National Opera Bucharest.