Born in 1950 in Telnovsk, he graduated from the Ural State Conservatory in 1977. In 1982, he received his PhD degree. In 1976-1982, he worked at the Sverdlovsk Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 1982, he joined the Mikhailovsky Opera Company.
His repertory includes: — Prince Igor (Prince Igor) — Gryaznoy (The Tsar’s Bride) — Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) — Onegin (Eugene Onegin) — Eletsky, Tomsky (The Queen of Spades) — Germont (La traviata) — Rigoletto (Rigoletto) — Scarpia (Tosca) — Robert, Ibn-Hakia (Iolanthe) — Shchelkalov (Boris Godunov) — Rodrigo (Don Carlos) — Shaklovity (Khovanshchina) — Lefort (Peter I) — Don Carlos (La forza del destino)