Alexey Markov

Alexei Markov was born in Vyborg.

In 2001 he joined the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers.

Soloist with the Mariinsky Opera since 2008. Has regularly appeared at the Mariinsky Theatre since 2006 in the lead baritone repertoire.

In addition, he performs frequently at the как Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Metropolitan Opera in New York, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, Opernhaus Zürich, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Bayerische Staatsoper in München, Wiener Staatsoper, Semperoper Dresden to name a few.

He has also appeared in productions of Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Salzburg Festival, Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden, La Coruña Festival (Spain), Holland Festival (Amsterdam), toured to Rotterdam, Mikkeli (Finland), Edinburgh, Eilat and many others.

In 2017 he made Bolshoi Theatre debut as Giorgio Germont (La Traviata). 


1st prize at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition

2004, St Petersburg

1st prize at the International Elena Obraztsova Young Opera Singers’ Competition

2005, St Petersburg

1st prize at the International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocalists’ Competition

2007, Warsaw

Prizewinner of the Pavel Lisitsian International Competition

2003, Vladikavkaz

2nd prize at the All-Russian Nadezhda Obukhova Competition

2005, Lipetsk

2nd prize at the 'Competizione dell'Opera' International Singing Contest of Italian Opera

2006, Dresden

Russia’s Golden Mask National Theatre Prize for the role of Ivan Karamazov in The Brothers Karamazov production (“Best Male Role in Opera”)


'Golden Sofit' St Petersburg Theatre Prize for the role of Robert Iolanta production (“Best Male Role in Musical Theatre”)


The Montblanc New Voices Award

2009, St Petersburg
Repertoire at the Bolshoi Theatre

Giorgio Germont (La Traviata)
Count Tomsky (The Queen of Spades)
Escamillo (Carmen)
Baron Scarpia (Tosca)
Rodrigo (Don Carlo)
Grigory Gryaznoy (The Tsar’s Bride)


Count Tomsky (The Queen of Spades) — Mariinsky Theatre, Frankfurt Opera, Opernhaus Zürich, Holland Festival in Amsterdam, Metropolitan Opera

Onegin (Eugene Onegin) — Mariinsky Theatre, Opéra de Lyon, Wiener Staatsoper, Opernhaus Zürich, Opéra de Montecarlo

Iago (Otello) — Mariinsky Theatre, Semperoper Dresden

Renato (Un ballo in maschera) — Oper Graz (Austria), Opernhaus Zürich, Metropolitan Opera, Mariinsky Theatre

Prince Andrei Bolkonsky (War and Peace) — Mariinsky Theatre, Metropolitan Opera

Andrei Shchelkalov (Boris Godunov) — Mariinsky Theatre, Metropolitan Opera

Valentin (Faust) — Mariinsky Theatre, Salzburg Festival, Metropolitan Opera

Count di Luna (Il trovatore) — Opéra National de Bordeaux, Bayerische Staatsoper, Metropolitan Opera, Mariinsky Theatre

Baron Scarpia (Tosca) — Mariinsky Theatre, Opéra de Lyon, Semperoper Dresden, Wiener Staatsoper, Oper Frankfurt am Main

Robert (Iolanta) — Salzburg Festival, Teatro Real de Madrid, Polish National Opera in Warsaw, Metropolitan Opera, Mariinsky Theatre

Marcello (La Bohème) — Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Mariinsky Theatre

Sir Ricardo Forth (I puritani) — Metropolitan Opera, Müpa Budapest

Grigory Gryaznoi (The Tsar’s Bride) — Mariinsky Theatre, Carnegie Hall in New York)

Fyodor Poyarok (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia) — Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, Mariinsky Theatre

Duke of Nottingham (Roberto Devereux) — Opernhaus Zürich

Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor) — Mariinsky Theatre, Opernhaus Zürich

Giorgio Germont (La Traviata) — Mariinsky Theatre, Bayerische Staatsoper, Metropolitan Opera

Chorèbe (Les Troyens) — Mariinsky Theatre, Edinburgh Festival, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Escamillo (Carmen) — Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Mariinsky Theatre

Don Carlo (La forza del destino) — Mariinsky Theatre, Semperoper Dresden

Boyar Fyodor Shaklovity (Khovanshchina) — Milan’s La Scala

Amonasro (Aida) — Grand Théâtre de Genève, Mariinsky Theatre

Macbeth (Macbeth, in concert) — Berlin Staatsoper

Amfortas (Parsifal) — Mariinsky-II, Philharmonie de Paris

Ivan Karamazov (Smelkov’s The Brothers Karamazov) — Mariinsky Theatre

Silvio (Pagliacci) — Mariinsky Theatre

Michonnet (Adriana Lecouvreur) — Mariinsky Theatre

Mahler’s Eighth Symphony

London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev, LSO Live

Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta

Slovenian Chamber Choir, Slovenian Philarmonic Orchestra, conductor Emmanuel Villaume; Deutsche Grammophon

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