During the 2012 season, Russian-American Baritone Aleksey Bogdanov will return to Washington National Opera as Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte. The 2012 summer season will mark his return to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Escamillo in Carmen.
Recent engagements include Escamillo at The Glimmerglass Festival, and Bernard DeVoto in the World Premiere of A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck by Jeanine Tesori.
Last season with the Washington National Opera, Mr. Bogdanov appeared as Christiano in Un ballo in maschera and the Cappadocian in Salome, as well as Sharpless and Yamadori in Madama Butterfly under the batons of Phillipe Auguin and Plácido Domingo. Previous appearances with WNO include his company debut in 2009 as the Wig Maker in Ariadne auf Naxos, a Gravedigger in Hamlet, and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro.
Mr. Bogdanov has performed with Washington Concert Opera, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Opera Merola Program, Opera North, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, where he made his professional debut in William Walton's Troilus and Cressida. Mr. Bogdanov has also performed in recital at La Scala in Milan, and he has also been featured on Prairie Home Companion.
Other credits include Marcello in La bohème, Mozart's Don Giovanni, Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana, Rabbi David in L'amico Fritz, and the Four Villains in Les Contes d'Hoffmann.
Mr. Bogdanov was the First Prize Winner of the 2011 Florida Grand Opera YPO Voice competition, as well as their Junior Grand Prize Winner in 2009.