Born in Moscow in 1976, internationally celebrated bass ALEXANDER VINOGRADOV (Pater Profundus) made his debut at the Bolshoi Theater at the age of 21 as Oroveso in Norma. He has worked with many leading conductors, including Gustavo Dudamel, Daniel Barenboim, Kent Nagano, Vladimir Jurowski, Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons, Plácido Domingo, Valerie Gergiev, Philippe Jordan, Yuri Temirkanov, Helmuth Rilling, Zubin Mehta, and Myung-Whun Chung, and has won numerous competitions.
This season’s highlights include Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, and Orveso in Norma at Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin; the Verdi Requiem at the opening of a Verdi festival in Parma; concerts with Anna Caterina Antonacci and Claudio Abbado in Bologna and Rome; Salieri in Mozart and Salieri with the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra in Dublin; Roméo et Juliette at Palm Beach Opera, Florida; Barbiere di Siviglia in San Diego; and Mephistopheles in Faust in Montreal.
Highlights of last season include the title role in Le nozze die Figaro at the New National Theater Japan, Escamillio in Carmen at Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte at Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, I due Foscari at the Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi Trieste, Alvise in La Gioconda at the Teatro Massimo Palermo, Skuratov in The Tsar’s Bride at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Frère Laurent in Roméo et Juliette at Teatro alla Scala for the second time that season, and Timur in Turandot in concert with Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl.
Vinogradov has appeared at many festivals and opera houses around the world, including Teatro alla Scala Milan, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opera National de Paris, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Teatro Real Madrid, Teatro La Fenice, Theatre du Chatelet, Ravinia Festival, Gergiev Festival, Palau de les Arts Valencia, Opera de Lyon, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Semperoper Dresden, Santa Fe Opera, Grand Theatre de Bordeaux, Washington National Opera, Teatro Teresa Carreño Caracas, New National Theatre Tokyo, Florida Grand Opera, Vlaamse Opera, Teatro Carlo Felice, Teatro de la Maestranza, and Arena di Verona.
He has performed with orchestras such as Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Rotterdamm Philharnomic, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, London Philharmonic, RAI Torino, Orchestra Filharmonica della Scala, Brabants Orkest, Montreal Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Alexander Vinogadov currently lives in Berlin, Germany, where he also teaches singing at the Hochschule für Music Hanns Eisler. He continues to study with Svetlana Nesterenko.