BiographyBorn in Moscow, made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre 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, Placido Domingo, Valery Gergiev, Philippe Jordan, Yuri Temirkhanov, Vasily Petrenko, Helmuth Rilling, Zubin Mehta and Myung-Whun Chung, and has won numerous competitions.
Alexander 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, Macerata 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, Hollywood Bowl, Florida Grand Opera, Vlaamse Opera, Teatro Carlo Felice, Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi Trieste, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Teatro Massimo Catania, Teatro de la Maestranza and Arena di Verona.
Recent highlights include him singing his signature role of Escamillo in Carmen at Teatro La Fenice, Sparafucile in Rigoletto and Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte at Teatro Regio Turin, Silva in Ernani at Opera de Monte-Carlo, Mephistofeles in Faust at Atlanta Opera, a concert of Strauss songs with Nikolay Znaider and the Hallé Orchestra and Rachmaninov’s the Bells with Dmitrij Kitajenko at Konzerthaus Berlin. Alexander has also recorded songs by Rachmaninov with pianist Iain Burnside at Edinburgh’s Queens Hall on the Delphian label.
In 2015/16 he sang Filippo II in Don Carlo at the Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, Banco alongside Placido Domingo’s Macbeth in Valencia, Escamillo in Carmen at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Opernhaus Zurich, Walter in Luisa Miller at Hamburgische Staatsoper, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor in Teatro Regio Torino, Mefistofeles in Faust in Essen.
In 2015 he took part in the Bolshoi Theatre production of Le Nozze di Figaro, singing the title role. In 2016 he sang the role of Méphistophélès in premiere performances of La Damnation de Faust.
He has performed with orchestras such as Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, London Philharmonic, RAI Torino, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Brabants Orkest, Montreal Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Amsterdam, RTÉ Symphony Orchestra, Goulbenikian Foundation in Lissabon.
Alexander Vinogradov currently lives in Berlin, Germany, where he also teaches singing at the Hochschule für Music Hanns Eisler. He continues to study with Svetlana Nesterenko.