Sergei Semishkur

Sergei Semishkur was born in Kirov. In 2003 he graduated from the Nizhny-Novgorod State Glinka Conservatoire (faculties of choral conducting and academic vocals). The same year he joined the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers. 

Since 2007 he has been a soloist with the Mariinsky Opera Company.

In 2006 he took part in a production of the opera La Bohème at the Opera House in Warsaw (Rodolfo). In 2013 he performed the role of Vladimir Igorevich (Prince Igor) at the Metropolitan Opera.  

Sergei Semishkur frequently performs on tour, appearing at the world’s most prestigious concert venues, among them Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, the Millennium Centre in Cardiff, the Barbican Hall in London, Royal Opera House in Stockholm, Opéra Bastille in Paris, Teatro Real in Madrid, Deutsche Oper in Berlin. The singer has taken part in various opera festivals around the world including festivals in Savonlinna and Mikkeli (Finland), the Salzburg Festival (Austria), the Edinburgh Festival (Scotland) and the Red Sea Festival in Eilat (Israel).

In 2018 he debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre as Pretender (Boris Godunov).


Prize-winner at the International Lisitsian Competition

2003, Vladikavkaz

Diploma and special prize recipient at the International Elena Obraztsova Competition

2005, Moscow

Prize-winner at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition 

2006, St Petersburg
Repertoire at the Bolshoi Theatre

The Pretender (Boris Godunov)
Gabriel von Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus, concert performance)
Guidon (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Lykov (The Tsar's Bride)


Vladimir Igorevich (Prince Igor) — Metropolitan Opera, Mariinsky Theatre

The Pretender (Boris Godunov) — Mariinsky Theatre, Tatar Opera and Ballet Theatre in Kazan

Prince Andrey Khovansky (Khovanshchina) — Mariinsky Theatre

Mikhailo Tucha (The Maid of Pskov) — Mariinsky Theatre

Lykov (The Tsar's Bride) — Mariinsky Theatre, Shanghai Grand Theatre

Vaudémont (Iolanta) — Grand Theatre in Warsaw

Guidon (The Tale of Tsar Saltan) — Mariinsky Theatre

Prince (Rusalka) — Mariinsky Theatre

Lensky (Eugene Onegin) — Mariinsky Theatre

Andrei Morozov (The Oprichnik) — Mariinsky Theatre

Vakula a blacksmith (Christmas Eve) — Mariinsky Theatre

Young Gypsy (Aleko) — Mariinsky Theatre, Théâtre La Monnaie in Brussels

Paolo (Francesca da Rimini) — Théâtre La Monnaie in Brussels

Alexei, First Croupier (The Gambler) — Mariinsky Theatre

Truffaldino (Love for Three Oranges) — Mariinsky Theatre

Nose (The Nose) — Mariinsky Theatre

Sergei (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) — Mariinsky Theatre

Oedipus (Oedipus Rex, in concert) — Mariinsky Theatre

Nozdryov (Shchedrin’s Dead Souls) — Mariinsky Theatre

Edgardo and Arturo Bucklaw (Lucia di Lammermoor) — Mariinsky Theatre

Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto) — Mariinsky Theatre

Alfredo (La Traviata) — Mariinsky Theatre

Cassio (Otello) — Mariinsky Theatre

Rodolfo (La Bohème) — Grand Theatre in Warsaw, Mariinsky Theatre

Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) — Mariinsky Theatre

Benvenuto Cellini (Benvenuto Cellini) — Mariinsky Theatre, Salzburg Festival

Énée (Les Troyens) — Mariinsky Theatre

Le docteur Faust (Faust) — Mariinsky Theatre

Hoffmann (Les contes d’Hoffmann) — Mariinsky Theatre

Remendado (Carmen) — Mariinsky Theatre

Helmsman (Der fliegende Holländer) — Mariinsky Theatre

Froh (Das Rheingold) — Mariinsky Theatre

Števa (Jenůfa) — Mariinsky Theatre

Albert Gregor (The Makropulos Affair) — Mariinsky Theatre

Edrisi (Król Roger) — Mariinsky Theatre

Andrei (Mazeppa) — Mariinsky Theatre

Don Jerom (Betrothal in a Monastery) — Mariinsky Theatre

Tsar Berendei (The Snow Maiden) — Mariinsky Theatre

Gabriel von Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus) — Mariinsky Theatre

His repertoire also includes the roles of Charles VII (The Maid of Orleans), Fenton (Falstaff), Ubaldo (Armida and Rinaldo), Ferrando (Così fan tutte) and the tenor roles in Mozart, Berlioz’ Requiem, Haydn’s oratorio The Seasons and Nelson Mass, Schubert’s Mass in G Major, Rossini’s Stabat mater, Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, Rachmaninov’s The Bells and Stravinsky’s Les Noces.

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