Russian baritone Boris Pinkhasovich makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2018/19 Season as Andrey Schchelkalov (Boris Godunov).
Pinkhasovich studied choral singing and conducting at the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, later pursuing solo singing studies there. He joined the Mikhailovsky Theatre as a soloist in 2011. There his roles have included Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Giorgio Germont (La traviata), Lescaut (Manon Lescaut), Marcello (La bohème), Silvio (Pagliacci), Eugene Onegin, Prince Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades), Robert (Iolanta) and Schchelkalov. His appearances elsewhere have included Eugene Onegin, Sharpless (Madama Butterfly) and Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra) for Bavarian State Opera, Lionel (The Maid of Orleans) and Gunther (Sigurd) in concert for Grand Théâtre de Genève, Mr Astley (The Gambler) for Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor) for Opéra de Reims, Opéra de Limoges and Opéra de Rouen Normandie, Thesée (Oedipe) for the Enescu Festival in Bucharest, Eugene Onegin for Yekaterinburg State Theatre, Rossini’s Figaro for Vienna State Opera and Schchelkalov for Opéra Bastille, Paris.
In concert Pinkhasovich’s appearances include Thesée (Oedipe) with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Jurowski at the Royal Festival Hall, Handjar in Gounod’s Le Tribut de Zamora with the Munich Rundfunk Orchestra at Munich’s Prinzregententheater, a Dmitri Hvorostovsky tribute concert at the Royal Opera House, a Russian gala for Chorégies d’Orange and a recital for Opéra Grand Avignon. He won first prize in the 2012 Galina Vishnevskaya Competition.