BassHonoured Artist of Russia.
Prize winner at International Competitions (Havana,1977 and Barcelona,1978).
Graduated from the Odessa Conservatoire in 1973.
Was a soloist at the Perm Opera Theatre from 1973 –1986.
Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1986.
Ivan Susanin (Ivan Susanin),
Svetozar, Ruslan (Ruslan and Lyudmila),
Boris Godunov, Pimen (Boris Godunov),
Cherevik (Sorochinsky Fair),
Prince Igor, Galitsky (Prince Igor),
Gremin (Eugene Onegin),
King Rene (Iolanta),
Viking Merchant (Sadko),
Tsar Saltan (The Tale of Tsar Saltan),
The King of Clubs (The Love for the Three Oranges),
Denisov, Dolokhov, Kutuzov (War and Peace),
Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia),
Guardiano (La forza del destino),
Philip II (Don Carlo),
Sarastro (Die Zauberflote),
Leporello (Don Giovanni),
Heinrich der Vogler (Lohengrin),
King Marke (Tristan und Isolde),
Wotan (Das Rheingold),
Has toured with the Mariinsky Opera to the Edinburgh Festival, the Metropolitan Opera, Japan, Germany, France, Finland, Israel, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Lebanon. Sang the title role in the Mariinsky Opera?s Prince Igor Royal Gala at the Royal Albert Hall (1995).
He has performed at theatres all over the world, among them La Scala (Milan), La Fenice (Venice) and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (London).
Mariinsky Theatre recordings include Boris Godunov, War and Peace, The Fiery Angel and Prince Igor with Philips Classics.
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