Alexander Kasyanov

Born in Moscow. Graduated with honours from the Gnesin Music College (1996) and from the Russian Academy of the Performing Arts (RATI previously GITIS, 1999). From 1999-2001 he did a postgraduate course at the Academy’s faculty of vocal art. 

From 2000-03, he was a soloist at the State Academic Moscow Operetta Theatre. From 2003-05 he was a postgraduate at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre, where he made his debut as Grigory Gryaznoy (The Tsar’s Bride).

Since 2005, Alexander Kasyanov has been a soloist at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre.

In 2011, he participated in Opera Tampa Young Artist Program under the leadership of Sherrill Milnes (Florida, USA).

In 2014 he made the Bolshoi Theatre debut as Grigory Gryaznoy in the new production of The Tsar's Bride.


1st prize at the 'Romansiade' International Competition for Young Performers of Russian Romance

2002, Moscow

1st prize at the 'Musica classica' International Competition

2013, Ruza
Repertoire at the Bolshoi Theatre

Grigory Gryaznoy (The Tsar’s Bride)

Schaunard (La Boheme)

Count Tomsky (The Queen of Spades)

Ibn-Hakia (Iolanta)

Seargeant (Katerina Izmailova)


Renato (Un Ballo in Maschera)

Silvio, Tonio (Pagliacci)

Conte di Luna (Il Trovatore)

Macbeth (Macbeth) — Mariinsky Theatre

Escamillo (Carmen) — Mariinsky Theatre

Scarpia (Tosca)

Iago (Otello)

Prince Igor (Prince Igor)

Giorgio Germont (La Traviata) — Spazio Musica Festival in Orvieto, Italy  

Alexander Kasyanov participated in the following international music and arts festivals: Sergei Rachmaninov and Ukrainian Culture (Kharkov), Russian Music in the Baltic (Kaliningrad), Russian Culture Festival in South Africa, Mstislav Rostropovich Festival in Moscow, Spazio Musica Festival (Orvieto, Italy), Peregrinos Musicales festival at Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

He has also toured in Italy, France, Germany, Slovakia, Serbia, Poland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Mexico, USA and South Africa.

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