Alexander Krasnov

Graduated from the Urals State Conservatoire (class of V. Pisarev), he has been a guest performer at the Mikhailovsky Theatre (2009), a soloist at the Chelyabinsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (2009-2011) and the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre (2011-2012). Has also worked with the Latvian National Opera.

Since 2012 he has been a leading soloist at the Yekaterinburg State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (Ural Opera Ballet). His repertoire features over twenty roles.

In 2013 he debuted at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg as Iago in Otello and as Tomsky in The Queen of Spades.

He performs frequently at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Opera Australia in Sidney, as well as at the Gärtnerplatztheater Munich, Salzburger Landestheater, Estonian National Opera (Tallinn), Slovak National Theatre (Bratislava), Teatro Municipal de Santiago (Chile), Palm Beach Opera (USA) and others.

In 2014, he made his Bolshoi Theatre debut in the part of Gryaznoi (The Tsar’s Bride). Since November 2021 he has been a soloist with the Bolshoi Opera Company.

3rd prize at the Carlo Zampighi International opera signing competition
2016, Galeata, Italy
Repertoire at the Bolshoi Theatre

Grigory Gryaznoi (The Tsar’s Bride)
Jochanaan (Salome)
Seargeant (Katerina Izmailova)
Scarpia (Tosca)
Count Tomsky / Zlatogor (The Queen of Spades)
Ibn-Hakia (Iolanta)
Escamillo (Carmen)
Mazeppa (Mazeppa)
Friedrich of Telramund (Lohengrin)


Scarpia (Tosca) — Deutsche Oper Berlin, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Teatro Municipal de Santiago (Chile), Gärtnerplatztheater Munich, Slovak National Theatre, Opernfestspiele St. Margarethen

Holländer (Der fliegende Holländer) — Deutsche Oper Berlin, Estonian National Opera, Slovak National Theatre, Ural Opera

Telramund (Lohengrin) — Mariinsky Theatre, Salzburger Landestheater, Opera Australia

Iago (Verdi’s Otello) — Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Mariinsky Theatre

Rigoletto (Rigoletto) — Palm Beach Opera, Ural Opera, Slovak National Theatre

Nabucco (Nabucco) — Ural Opera

Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor) — Ural Opera

Jochanaan (Salome) — Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Opera Australia

Tomsky (The Queen of Spades) — Mariinsky Theatre, Deutsche Oper am Rhein

Prince Igor (Prince Igor) — Chelyabinsk Opera and Ballet Theatre

Vladimir Yaroslavich (Prince Igor) — Ural Opera

Ruslan (Ruslan and Lyudmila)— Chelyabinsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, Ural Opera

Mizgir (The Snow Maiden) — Mariinsky Theatre

Grigory Gryaznoi (The Tsar’s Bride) — Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, Ural Opera, Zazerkalye St Petersburg Music Theatre

Boyar Fyodor Shaklovity (Khovanshchina) — Mariinsky Theatre, Ural Opera

Varlaam (Boris Godunov, in concert version) — Concertgebouw in Amsterdam

Lanciotto Malatesta (Rachmaninov’s Francesca da Rimini) — Urals State Conservatoire

Bertran (Iolanta) — Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, Ural Opera

Escamillo (Carmen) — Ural Opera

Morales Carmen) — Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre

Priest Grigoris (Martinů’s The Greek Passion) — Ural Opera

Mr. Kallenbach (Glass’ Satyagraha) — Ural Opera

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