Russian-American Baritone Aleksey Bogdanov, has been praised as “a baritone to watch” by the Washington Post, with a “distinctive color and affability.” During the 2012-2013 season he wass seen with Atlanta Opera as Escamillo in Carmen, and will returned to Washington National Opera in the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and the title role in Eugene Onegin with Edmonton Opera.
Future engagements include Belcore in L’Elisr d’Amore with the Washington National Opera, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly and Clyde Griffiths in Picker’s An American Tragedy with the Glimmerglass Festival, Rodrigo in Don Carlo with Edmonton Opera, Four Villains in Les Contes d'Hoffmann, with Knoxville Opera, and Escamillo in Carmen with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
Previous engagements include Escamillo for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Escamillo and Bernard DeVoto in the World Premiere of A Blizzard on Marblehead Neck by Jeanine Tesori for the Glimmerglass Festival, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte for the Washington National Opera. As a member of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Development Program he has been seen as Christiano in Un ballo in Maschera, the Cappadocian in Salome, the Gravedigger in Hamlet, and Sharpless and in Madama Butterfly under the batons of Phillipe Auguin and Plácido Domingo.
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 has also been featured on A Prairie Home Companion. Other credits include Marcello in La bohème, Alfio in Cavalleria rusticana, Rabbi David in L'amico Fritz, and the Four Villains in Les Contes d'Hoffmann.
Mr. Bogdanov is the winner of the 2012 Sullivan Musical Foundation Grant, the 2011 Richard F. Gold Career Grant, and the first prize winner of 2011 Florida Grand Opera Voice competition, and the 2012 Metropolitan Opera District Awards.