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), Walter Furst (Guillaume Tell) and Escamillo (Carmen) for the Company. He returns in the 2018/19 Season as Escamillo.
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 performs regularly for companies including La Scala, Milan, La Fenice, Venice, Metropolitan Opera, New York, Berlin State Opera, Paris Opéra, Dresden Semperoper, Hamburg State Opera and Teatro Real, Madrid. His repertory also includes Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Giorgio (I puritani), Banquo (Macbeth), Attila, Ramfis (Aida), Zaccaria (Nabucco), Procida (Les Vêpres siciliennes), Jacopo Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra), Philip II (Don Carlo), Méphistophélès (Faust, La Damnation de Faust), Pimen and the title role (Boris Godunov), Polkan (Le Coq d’Or) 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.
Alexander Vinogradov as Escamillo in Carmen, The Royal Opera
Alexander Vinogradov in The Tsar's Bride, The Royal Opera
Alexander Vinogradov and Elena Maximova in Carmen
Alexander Vinogradov in Carmen
Gerald Finley, Alexander Vinogradov, John Osborn and Eric Halfvarson in Guillaume Tell