Honoured Artist of Russia.
Awarded a Grammy in 1996 and 1998 for roles in Borodin's Prince Igor and Prokofiev?s Betrothal in a Monastery.
Graduated from the Leningrad State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in 1980.
Mariinsky Theatre soloist since 1990.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Andrei Khovansky, Vasily Golitsyn (Khovanshchina),
the Pretender Dmitri, Shuisky (Boris Godunov),
Paissi (The Enchantress),
Grishka Kuterma (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia),
Elisa Bomelius (The Tsar?s Bride),
the Marquis (The Gambler),
Don Jerome (Betrothal in a Monastery),
Fyodor, Gerard (War and Peace),
Loge (Das Rheingold),
Has toured with the Mariinsky Opera Company to Germany (Hamburg Opera), Spain, Scotland (Edinburgh Festival), Finland, Israel, Italy, the USA (Metropolitan Opera), France, Japan, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Korea, Portugal, Luxembourg, Turkey and the UK (Covent Garden).
Since 1997, has performed in productions of Boris Godunov, Khovanshchina and The Gambler at New York?s Metropolitan Opera and Milan?s La Scala. Has performed as Herod in Salome at the Academia Santa Cecilia (Italy) and Santori Hall (Japan).
Recordings include: Betrothal in a Monastery, The Gambler, The Tsar?s Bride, The Maid of Pskov and Khovanshchina for Philips Classics.
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