Andrei Breus

Graduated from Rostov Music College and then in 1997 from the Russian Academy of Theatrical Arts, Moscow (Department of Music; Vladimir Matorin’s class). 

In 1995, he made his Novaya Opera debut, singing Misgir in a concert performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden. Since 1996, he has been the Novaya Opera soloist.

In 2007 debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre as Prince Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades).


Prize-winner at Operalia Placido Domingo’s World Opera Contest

2000, Los Angeles

Prize-winner at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition 

2000, Vienna
Repertoire at the Bolshoi Theatre

Prince Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades)

Fyodor Poyarok (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia)

Stenio (Prokofiev’s Maddalena, premiere) 


Shchelkalov (Boris Godunov)

Onegin (Eugene Onegin)

Prince Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades)

Mizgir (The Snow Maiden)

Grigory Gryaznoy (The Tsar’s Bride)

Aeneas (Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas)

Georges Germont (La Traviata)

The Doge (I Due Foscari)

Nabucco (Nabucco)

Gellner (Catalani’s La Wally)

Silvio (Pagliacci)

Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana)

Belcore (L’elisir d’amore)

Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, Denisov (Prokofiev’s War and Peace)

Conte di Luna (Il Trovatore)

Friedrich von Telramund (Lohengrin)

Demon (Rubinshtein’s The Demon)

Prince Igor (Prince Igor)

Ibn-Hakia (Iolanta)

Figaro (Il Barbiere di Siviglia)

Marcello (La Bohème)

Sharpless (Madama Baterfly)

Valentin (Gounod’s Faust)

Andrey Breus tours extensively in Russia and abroad, performing at leading opera houses, such as L’Opera-Bastille, The Royal Opera Covent Garden, Washington Opera, Los Angeles Opera, as well as at other theatres in Germany, Austria, Great Britain, Spain and the USA.

In 2002, he sang Afron at the Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, in a Maryinsky Theatre production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel, with L’Orchestre de Paris (conductor Kent Nagano).


Eugene Onegin (Novaya Opera production version, conductor Evgeny Kolobov, 2003); 

Masterpieces of Italian Opera (conductors Dmitry Volosnikov, Evgeny Samoylov, Valery Kritskov, 2003); 

a joint Novaya Opera and Savonlinna Opera Festival Chorus recording (arias from La Forza del destino and Pagliacci, conductor Kiesti Haatanen); 

The Golden Cockerel (recorded at the Theatre du Chatelet in 2002, conductor Kent Nagano, TDK DVD).

General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — insurance company «Ingosstrakh»
Privileged sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre — Tinkoff Bank
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — GUM