Born in Moscow. In 1987, he graduated from the Tchaikovsky State Conservatoire (Evgeny Nesterenko’s class). In 1988, he joined the Bolshoi Theatre’s group of probationers. Since 1990 he has been a company soloist.
Silvio, Prologue (Pagliacci) Onegin (Eugene Onegin) Yeletsky, Tomsky (The Queen of Spades) Valentin (Faust) Enrico (Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor) Georges Germont (La Traviata) Robert, Ibn-Hakia (Iolanta) Pantalone, Leandro (Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges) The Matchmaker (Dargomyzhsky’s Rusalka) Nabucco (Nabucco) Scarpia (Tosca) Amonasro (Aida) Silvano (Un Ballo in Maschera) Misgir (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden) Mazeppa (Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa) Grigory Gryaznoy (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride) Denisov (Prokofiev’s War and Peace) Fyodor Poyarok (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia) Macbeth (Macbeth)