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Alexey Markov

  • Baritone

Biography

Native of Vyborg, northwest Russia, Alexey Markov joined the Academy of Young Singers of the Mariinsky Theatre as a soloist in 2001. He won the Rimsky-Korsakov Vocal and the Obratsova Vocal Competitions and was awarded the second prize the Dresden Bel Canto Competition.

His repertoire also includes Renato, Un Ballo in Maschera, Enrico, Lucia di Lamermoor, Germont La Traviata, Don Carlo La Forza del Destino, Prince Yeletsky and Tomsky, A Queen of Spades, Don Carlo,La Forza del Destino, Amfortas, Parsifal, Chorebe, Les Troyens

He has given solo recitals in Finland, Germany, Britain, France, Austria and Turkey and has been invited for concert programs at the Carnegie Hall, New York, the Wigmore Hall, London and the Tchaikovsky Hall, Moscow and can be heard as soloist on the London Symphony Orchestra's recent recording of Mahler's eighth symphony.

Recent performances include Iago in a new production of Otello at the Semperoper Dresden, Scarpia, Tosca in Frankfurt and Renato in a new production of Un Ballo in Maschera at the Graz Opera Theater and he has also appeared with the Mariinsky Opera Company in Rotterdam (Netherlands), at the Deutsche Oper (Germany), the Mikkeli Festival (Finland), the Lincoln Center (New York) and in 2009 was seen with them at the Barbican Hall (London) sing Prince Yeletsky.

He returns to the Metropolitan Opera in future seasons in both Russian and Italian repertoire. This season marks his French debut at Opera de Lyon for both Eugene Onegin and Pique Dame and at the Carnegie Hall for Les Troyens.