Prize-winner at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Vocal Competition (St Petersburg, 2000). Diploma-winner at the Maria Callas New Verdi Voices Competition (Parma, 2000). Prize-winner at the International Elena Obraztsova Competition (St Petersburg, 2003). Born in St Petersburg. Graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of Professor Menzhilkiev). Trained at the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers.
Made his Mariinsky Theatre debut as the Boy (Semyon Kotko in concert). Mariinsky Theatre soloist from 2001.
Svetozar (Ruslan and Lyudmila),
Konchak (Prince Igor),
Old Servant of the Prince (The Demon),
Surin (The Queen of Spades),
Bediai (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia),
Creon, Messenger (Oedipus Rex),
the Inquisitor (The Fiery Angel),
Ivasenko (Semyon Kotko),
Father Augustine (Betrothal in a Monastery),
Captain Ramballe, Tikhon Shcherbaty, Marshal Davout, Bennigsen, Prince Nikolai Bolkonsky (War and Peace),
The King, Ramfis (Aida),
Masetto (Don Giovanni),
Daland (Der Fliegende Hollander),
Fafner (Das Rheingold),
Hunding (Die Walkure),
and Klingsor, Titurel (Parsifal).
Has given concerts at the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam) and the Konzerthaus (Vienna). In June 1999, was invited by the Prince of Wales to take part in a concert at St James? Palace in London.
Has toured with the Mariinsky Opera Company to Great Britain (Covent Garden), Italy (La Scala), Spain (Teatro Real), France (Theatre du Chatelet), Japan (Santory Hall), Germany (Baden-Baden Festival), Austria (Salzburg Festival) and Australia (Melbourne Festival).
Made his Metropolitan Opera debut (New York) in the 2001-2002 season.