Russian bass Alexander Vinogradov made his Royal Opera debut in 2006 as Colline (La bohème) and has since sung Grigory Luk’yanovich Malyuta-Skuratov (The Tsar’s Bride) and Walter Furst (Guillaume Tell). In the 2015/16 Season he sings Escamillo (Carmen) for the Company.
Vinogradov studied at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and then entered the Moscow Conservatory to study singing. He made his professional debut at the Bolshoi Theatre aged 21 as Oroveso (Norma). He went on to win prizes in several international competitions and in 2003 was a finalist in Operalia. He now performs regularly for companies including La Scala, Milan, La Fenice, Venice, Washington National Opera, Berlin State Opera, Paris Opéra, Dresden Semperoper, Théâtre du Châtelet, Teatro Real, Madrid, and Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia. His repertory includes Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Giorgio (I puritani), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Banquo (Macbeth), Attila, Ramfis (Aida), Escamillo (Carmen), Méphistophélès (Faust), King Heinrich (Lohengrin), King Marke (Tristan und Isolde), Pimen and the title role (Boris Godunov) and Prince Gremin (Eugene Onegin).
Vinogradov sings regularly in concert and has performed under such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Myung-Whun Chung, Plácido Domingo, Gustavo Dudamel, Mark Elder, Valery Gergiev, Mariss Jansons, Philippe Jordan, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Kent Nagano, Vasily Petrenko, Helmuth Rilling and Yuri Temirkanov, in repertory including the Glagolitic Mass, The Bells and Shostakovich’s Symphony no.13. He sings regularly in recital and has recorded a disc of Rachmaninoff songs for Delphian.