Александр Захаров

Biography

In 1997, he completed his studies at the vocal department of Moscow’s Ippolitov-Ivanov Music College (Emilia Yanina’s class), and in 2002, he graduated from the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music (Professor Konstantin Lisovsky’s class).
From 1996-99, he made frequent appearances as soloist with the Aleхandrov Russian Army Ensemble of Songs and Dances.
In 1999, he joined Boris Pokrovsky’s Moscow Chamber Music Theatre as a soloist where, in the space of five years, he appeared in the following roles:
Luigi (Il Tabarro)
Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni)
Ferrando (Cosi Fan Tutte)
Sesto (Handel's Giulio Cesare)
Gritsko (Mussorgsky’s Sorochinsky Fair)
Lucentio (Shebalin's Taming of the Shrew)

With the Chamber Music Theatre he toured a lot abroad, in Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Japan.

Also in his repertoire are the following roles:
Lensky (Eugene Onegin)
Alfredo (La Traviata)
Alyosha Popovich (Grechaninov’s Dobrynya Nikitich)
Governtment official (Mussorgsky’s Khovanschina).

At the present time, he appears a lot with the N.P. Osipov National Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments. He joined the Orchestra as soloist in 2004.
He participates in the Parade of Tenors project (Tenors of the 21st Century).
With the Symphony Choir, led by Valery Polyansky, he sang the part of King Charles VII (The Maid of Orleans) and participated in the world premiere of Alexei Nikolaev’s opera Last Days at the Big Hall of the Conservatoire.

In 2005, he made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre.

Repertoire at the Bolshoi Theatre

Bardolfo (Falstaff)
Almerik (Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta)
Missail (Boris Godunov)
Shabby Peasant (The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Rosenthal's first colleague, Sleeping car attendant (Desyatnikov’s The Children of Rosenthal)
The Doorkeeper (Die Zauberfloete)
Host, Orderly, General Barclay-de-Tolly, Platon Karataev (Prokofiev’s War and Peace)
Abdallo (Nabucco)
Chaplitsky (The Queen of Spades)
Bear leader (Rimsky-Korsakov's The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia)

Awards

He is a prize-winner of the Tenor of Russia Competition (2nd prize, Moscow, 2001).