"Alexander Morozov, a leading bass with the Leningrad Kirov Opera, sang the title role impressively. His voice was rich in texture and well projected, and his acting style was admirable in its reserve and detail. His was not a lunatic Boris, but a Boris with a deeply troubled conscience."
The San Diego Union (October 23, 1989)
"Pimen‘s tale, convincingly portrayed by Alexander Morozov, was one of the highlights. All these brilliant vocal feats met with suitably clamorous and lengthy applause."
OO Nachrichten (August 5, 1997)
"There was also a splendid, energetic Pimen, sung by Alexander Morozov (Mariinsky Theatre)."
Expresso (Portugal) (2001)
Born in Leningrad. Graduated from the Leningrad State Conservatoire in 1983 (class of Professor Okhotnikov). Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1984.
Honoured Artist of Russia (2002).
Competition awards include:
the All-Union Glinka Vocal Competition (Minsk, 1981),
the Rio de Janeiro International Competition (1983, Grand Prix),
International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 1986, 1st prize, Gold Medal, special prize).
Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Mephistopheles (Faust), Padre Guardiano (La Forza del destino), Zaccaria (Nabucco), Inquisitore (Don Carlos), Jokanaan (Salome), Count Rodolfo (La Sonnambula), Escamillo (Carmen), Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni), Fasolt (Das Rheingold), Coppelius / Dr Miracle (Les Contes d‘Hoffmann), Requiem by Mozart, Requiem by Verdi and War Requiem by Britten.
Boris Godunov / Pimen / Rangoni (Boris Godunov), Dosifei (Khovanshina), Prince Galitsky (Prince Igor), Kochubei (Mazepa), King Rene (Iolanta), Surin (The Queen of Spades), Prince Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Viking Merchant / Sea King (Sadko), The Storm Knight (Kashei the Immortal), Ruslan (Ruslan and Lyudmila), Tsar Ivan the Terrible (The Maid of Pskov), Burundai (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maid Fevronia).
Inquisitor (The Fiery Angel), Peter I (Peter I), Old Gypsy (Aleko), the Emperor of China (The Nightingale), Old Convict (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), Dmitry Shostakovich Symphony N 13.
Has toured with the Mariinsky Theatre in Scotland (Edinburgh Festival), Austria (Salzburg Festival), Germany (Berliner Philarmonischer) France, Italy (Maggio Musicale, Florence), Japan, USA, Israel, Finland (Savonlinnafestival, Mikkeli Music Festival), Switzerland, Netherlands, Great Britain and Luxembourg.
Has performed as guest soloist at the Royal Opera House (London), Opera Bastille, Amsterdam Opera, San Diego Opera, San Francisco Opera, Teatro Colуn, Seattle Opera, Metropolitan Opera, National Opera of Israel (Tel Aviv), Arena di Verona, Oster und Sommer Festival Salzburg.
Has performed with conductors including Abbado, Gergiev, Dimitriady, Temirkanov, Ermler, Lazarev, Chernushenko, Dmitriev, Kolobov, Veltri and Sondetskis.
Recordings include: Boris Godunov, War and Peace, Kashei the Immortal, Love for Three Oranges (as Leander) (Philips Classics) and a solo CD of Classical Russian Romances (Im lab IML CD 017), CD V.Giordano "JlRE" (Nautilus) Milano-St Petersburg, S.Gorkovenko - Mugnajo (1999).
Has toured with solo programs and with the Mariinsky Theatre throughout Europe, the United States and Japan.