• Prize-winner at the IV International Vocalists' Competition in Shizuoka (Japan, 2005)
• Prize-winner at the III International Vocalists' Competition in Ningpo (China, 2005)
• Prize-winner at the International Elena Obraztsova Competition (1999, 2005)
• Prize-winner at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers' Competition (St Petersburg, 2003)
Alexei Tanovitsky was born in Minsk. He graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire. He has performed at the Mariinsky Theatre since 1999.
Roles performed at the Mariinsky Theatre include:
Farlaf (Ruslan and Lyudmila)
Prince Galitsky, Khan Konchak (Prince Igor)
Boris Godunov, Varlaam (Boris Godunov)
Ivan Khovansky (Khovanshchina)
Mamyrov (The Enchantress)
Ivan the Terrible (The Maid of Pskov)
The Head (May Night)
Father Frost (The Snow Maiden)
Viking Merchant (Sadko)
Tsar Saltan (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Burundai (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia)
Tsar Dodon (The Golden Cockerel)
Greon (Oedipus Rex)
King of Clubs (Love for Three Oranges)
The Inquisitor (The Fiery Angel)
Remenyuk (Semyon Kotko)
Ivan Yakovlevich (The Nose)
Grand Inquisitor (The Brothers Karamazov)
Don Prudenzio (Il viaggio a Reims)
Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Padre Guardiano (La forza del destino)
Grand Inquisitor (Don Carlo)
Colline (La boheme)
Giacomo Balducci (Benvenuto Cellini in concert)
Abimélech (Samson et Dalila)
Il Commendatore (Don Giovanni)
Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte)
Sarastro (Die Zauberflöe)
Daland (Der Fliegende Hollander)
Wotan (Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried)
The singer's repertoire also includes the roles of Pimen (Boris Godunov), Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Kudma (The Enchantress), General (The Gambler), Boris Timofeyevich (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Banco (Macbeth), Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra in concert), Filippo II, Grand Inquisitor (Don Carlo).
Alexei Tanovitsky's concert repertoire includes the bass roles in Verdi's Requiem, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Shostakovich's Fourteenth Symphony.
Alexei Tanovitsky has toured with the Mariinsky Opera Company to Italy (La Scala), the UK (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), France (Théâtre du Châtelet, Opéra Bastille), Spain (Teatro Real), Portugal (the São Carlos), Finland (Turku, Helsinki, Mikkeli Festival), Japan (Suntory Hall, Bunka Kaikan), Germany (Baden-Baden Festival), Austria (Salzburg Festival), the Netherlands (Diaghilev Festival), the USA (Metropolitan Opera), Korea and China.
Alexei Tanovitsky frequently performs at the Moscow Easter Festival, where he has participated in international productions. Roles Alexei Tanovitsky has performed outside Russia include Banco (Macbeth, Budapest National Opera, 2002, 2004), Le Cardinal de Brogni (La Juive, Budapest National Opera (2004), King of Clubs (Love for Three Oranges, Luxemburg National Opera, 2005, Aix-en-Provence Festival, France, 2005, and the Teatro Real in Madrid, 2006), Zaccaria (Nabucco, Croatian National Opera, Zagreb, 2006), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Croatian National Opera, Zagreb, 2006), Boris Timofeyevich (Katerina Ismailova, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, 2007) and Varlaam (Boris Godunov, Hollуwоod Bowl, Los Angeles, 2007).