•Honoured Artist of Russia.
•Prize-winner at the All-Russian Chaliapin Vocalists? Competition (2nd prize, 1989).
•Prize-winner at the International Vocalists? Competition in Geneva (3rd prize, 1985).
Born in Alexandrovsk, Perm Region. Graduated from the Leningrad State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in 1982 (class of Professor Serval).
Mariinsky Theatre soloist since 1991.
Shchelkalov (Boris Godunov),
Onegin (Eugene Onegin),
Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades),
Venetian Merchant (Sadko),
Mizgir (The Snow Maiden),
Ivan Korolevich (Kashchei the Immortal),
Lanciotto Malatesta (Francesca da Rimini),
Unlucky Gambler, Astley (The Gambler),
Don Ferdinand (Betrothal in a Monastery),
Andrei Bolkonsky (War and Peace: co-production of the Mariinsky Theatre and Covent Garden, the premiere of which was broadcast by the BBC across many European television channels),
Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia),
Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor),
Malatesta (Don Pasquale),
Giorgio Germont (La traviata),
Don Carlo (La forza del destino),
Marquis of Posa (Don Carlo),
Sharpless (Madama Butterfly),
Gianni Schicchi (Gianni Schicchi),
Michele (Il tabarro),
Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro),
Papageno (Die Zauberflote).
Has toured with the Mariinsky Opera Company to Spain, Italy, the USA (Metropolitan Opera), Japan, the UK and Austria (at the Graz Music Festival he performed as Yeletsky in The Queen of Spades). He has performed in France, Belgium, Germany, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Finland, Portugal and Turkey.
Mariinsky Theatre video recordings include War and Peace, The Queen of Spades and Sadko (produced by Philips-Classics, VD) as well as Songs and Romances by Mily Balakirev (DML Classics Japanese Production).