People’s Artist of Russia
Alexander Naumenko

Born in Vorozhba, Sumy Oblast. In 1985 graduated from the vocal faculty of the Moscow Conservatoire (class of Hugo Tits), in 1988 — obtained a post-graduate degree there (class of Nina Dorliak).

In 1984-85 trained at the opera troupe of the Bolshoi Theatre.

In 1985-91 trained in Germany (class of Hans Hotter) and in Austria (class of Norman Shetler).

In 1985-91 was a soloist at the Moscow State Philharmonia.

In 1991-2022 he was a soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre.

1st Prize and the Ellie Ameling award (for performance of chamber works) of the International Vocal Competition ('s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands)
Title of People’s Artist of Russia
Prize “For Artistry” of the All-Union Glinka Vocal Competition
Title of Honoured Artist of Russia

Don Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia G. Rossini)

Laure, Bertrand (The Maid of Orleans by P. Tchaikovsky)

Nikitich, Pimen (Boris Godunov by M. Mussorgsky)

Ferrando (Il trovatore by G. Verdi)

Don Bartolo, Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro by W.A. Mozart)

Colline, Benoit, Alcindoro (La Bohème by G. Puccini)

Tom (Un Ballo in maschera by G. Verdi)

Tsar Dodon (The Golden Cockerel by N. Rimsky-Korsakov)

Celio (The Love for Three Oranges by S. Prokofiev)

Leporello, Statue of the Commander (The Stone Guest by A. Dargomyzhsky)

Prince Vyazminsky (The Oprichnik by P. Tchaikovsky)

Rospolone (La Molinara by G. Paisiello) 

Ivan the Terrible (The Maid of Pskov by N. Rimsky-Korsakov)

Salieri (Mozart and Salieri by N. Rimsky-Korsakov)

The Miller (Rusalka by A. Dargomyzhsky)

Frost (The Snow Maiden by N. Rimsky-Korsakov)

General (The Gambler by S. Prokofiev, the first edition)

Padre Guardiano (La forza del destino by G. Verdi) 

Ivan Khovansky (Khovanshchina by M. Mussorgsky) 

Kochubey (Mazeppa by P. Tchaikovsky)

Banquo (Macbeth by G. Verdi)

Johann Faust (The Fiery Angel by S. Prokofiev)

Daland (Der Fliegende Hollaender by R. Wagner)

Boris Timofeyevich (The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by D. Shostakovich)

Pistola (Falstaff by G. Verdi)

Count Rostov, Marshal Davout (War and Peace by S. Prokofiev)

Prince Gremin (Eugene Onegin by P. Tchaikovsky)

Burunday (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia by N. Rimsky-Korsakov)

Sobakin (The Tsar’s Bride by N. Rimsky-Korsakov)

Surin, Narumov (The Queen of Spades by P. Tchaikovsky)

Bertrand (Iolanta by P. Tchaikovsky)

Old Convict (Katerina Izmailova by D. Shostakovich)

Geronte de Ravoir (Manon Lescaut by G. Puccini)

Baron Douphol (La Traviata by G. Verdi)

His wide concert repertoire includes: “Suite on verses of Michelangelo Buonarroti for bass and organ” by D. Shostakovich (the first performer) and “Anti-formalist Rayok” by D. Shostakovich.

Participated in the festival “Mozartiana”, the International Festival “Basses of the 21st Century” and the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Toured in Italy, France, Germany, Greece and Japan.

Collaborated with outstanding conductors, such as Evgeny Svetlanov, Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Alexander Lazarev, as well as directors: Peter Ustinov, Robert Sturua, Francesca Zambello and Temur Chkheidze.

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