Born in Chelyabinsk into an artistic family. Graduated from the vocal department of the Chelyabinsk Musical College (class of German Gavrilov), in 1991 — from the Moscow State Conservatoire (class of Irina Maslennikova).
In 1990—92 trained at the Bolshoi Theatre. Since 1992 has been a soloist with the opera troupe of the Bolshoi Theatre.
Title of Honoured Artist of Russia
Title of People’s Artist of Russia