Alexander Vinogradov (bass)
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Alexander Vinogradov (born 1976) is a Russian bass opera singer. He began his music education at the age of 7, starting with the piano and the clarinet. From 1994 to 1995 he was a student at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, also known as the 'Russian MIT'. Vinogradov became a student of the Moscow Conservatory in 1995. While still a student at the Conservatory, he made his debut with the Bolshoi Theater at the age of 21 as Oroveso in Norma. Since then he has established a remarkable career and has won numerous prizes in international singing competitions.
Vinogradov has worked with many leading conductors including Gustavo Dudamel, Daniel Barenboim, Kent Nagano, Vladimir Jurowski, Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Plácido Domingo, Valery Gergiev, Philippe Jordan, Antonio Pappano, Semyon Bychkov, Yuri Temirkhanov, Vasily Petrenko, Dmitrij Kitajenko, Helmuth Rilling, Myung-Whun Chung and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
His engagements have included the Staatsoper Berlin, Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Opéra National de Paris, Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Arena di Verona, Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Staatsoper Hamburg, Teatro Real in Madrid, Théâtre du Châtelet, Semperoper Dresden, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Teatro alla Scala amongst other acclaimed opera companies/houses around the world and international music festivals.
His extensive repertoire includes Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Escamillo in Carmen, Filippo II in Don Carlos, Silva in Ernani, Pimen in Boris Godunov, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Oroveso in Norma, Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Daland in Der fliegende Holländer, Banquo in Macbeth, Don Giovanni, Masetto and Leporello in Don Giovanni, Il Conte Walter in Luisa Miller, Lodovico in Otello, Padre Guardiano in La forza del destino, Selim in Il turco in Italia, Orest in Elektra, Colline in La bohème, Timur in Turandot , Mephistopheles in Faust, Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin , Lanceotto Maratesta in Rachmaninov's Francesca da Rimini , and title role in Attila, and Aleko.
He has performed with orchestras such as Staatskapelle Berlin, Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, RAI Torino, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Montreal Symphony, Russian National Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Amsterdam, RTÉ Symphony Orchestra, Konzerthaus Vienna and Berlin.
Vinogradov has an extensive discography including Shostakovich’s 13th and 14th Symphony with by Vasily Petrenko, Rachmaninov Songs accompanied by Iain Burnside (Delphian), Mahler 8 with by Gustavo Dudamel, Petite Messe Solenelle with Dantone and Orchestre de Chambre de Paris (Naïve), Luisa Miller at Teatro La Fenice (Naxos), Carmen at Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin (Euro Arts), and as support on many solo recordings of singers such as Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Delos) and Marina Domashenko (Delos).