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Alexey Markov

  • Baritone


Alexey Markov press reviews

Standing at the top of the dome against the star-filled blackness of the sky, the charismatic young baritone Alexej Markov, an exciting singer with a burnished voice in a promising Met debut, looked achingly vulnerable, like Saint-Exupery’s Little Prince on his lonely planet.

Anthony Tommasini
NY Times - Dec 12, 2007

Tall, dashing and eminently sensitive, Alexej Markov provided a magnetic, melancholic counterforce as Andrei. The baritone from Biborg conveyed equal parts fervour, elegance and eloquence.
When all was sung and roared, one left the house filled with admiration…

Martin Bernheimer
Financial Times- Dec 12, 2007

This is till opera, though, and while the physical mounting may be unassailable, singers with beautiful voices and, ideally, matching acting talents, are needed to make the work connect properly.
As the contemplative man of action, Markov is also touching. He reaches a heartbreak peak when he reconciles with Natasha just before his death, when the ill-fated lovers take a few halting steps to a somber reprise of Prokofiev’s second-scene waltz.
David Finkle
Theater Mania –Dec 12, 2007

Outstanding among a cast of fine singers were Sergei Semishkur, a bright-voiced tenor, as the jester Truffaldino; Alexei Markov, a baritone, whose dark, cultured sound lent menace to his Leander, the conniving prime minister...

NEW YORK TIMES – November 17, 2008
The New York Sun – Dec12, 2007

Edem Umerov’s Tomsky and Alex Morozov’s Surin were every bit as compelling as Larissa Diadkova’s remarkable and definitive Countess, Alexey Markov’s noble Yeletsky

Hilary Finch
The Times – February 3, 2009
"Queen of Spades "

A duet between Alexey Markov’s Ivan and Andrey Popov’s Devil and a big ensemble in the trial scene possessed a sense of character and momentum...

The Guardian
Wednesday 4 February 2009
"The Brothers Karamazov"

The third name to note is the baritone Alexey Markov, gracing Smelkov with the same dignity he brought to Tchaikovsky.

Barbican, London
By Andrew Clark  Published: February 2 2009
"The Queen of Spades/The Demon/The Brothers Karamazov"

The strengths of the Mariinskys resident ensemble was evident in the casting of Tomsky (Edem Umerov), Yeletsky (Alexei Markov) and Polina (Kristina Kapustinskaya).

Daily Telegraph
By Rupert Christiansen Published: February 2 2009

Alexey Markov and Edem Umerov oozed uptight passion and sleaze as Yeletsky and Tomsky respectively.

The Guardian
By Tim Ashley Published: Monday 2 February 2009
"The Queen of Spades"