Andrey Zhilikhovsky

Born in Moldova, Andrey Zhilikhovsky completed his studies in choral conducting at the Stefan Nyaga Musical College in Chișinău in 2006. Whilst at college he also studied the voice and upon graduation was granted a place at the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory in St Petersburg.

In 2010-12 Andrey was a soloist of the Mikhailovsky Theatre St. Petersburg. He made his debut with the Latvian National Opera as Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), in 2011. 

In 2011-2012 he joined the Young Artist Opera Programme of the Bolshoi Theatre. In 2013 he debuted as Marcello (La Bohème).

In 2014-2019 Andrey Zhilikhovsky was a soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company, where he continues as a guest soloist.

Performed on some of the most prestige opera stages and festivals in the world, like Bayerische Staatsoper in München, Staatsoper Berlin and Komische Oper Berlin, Opéra National de Paris, Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Teatro dell’ Opera Roma, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Glyndebourne Festival and Aix-en-Provence Festival, Pfingstfestspiele in Baden-Baden to name but a few.


3rd prize at the Elena Obraztsova Young Singers International Competition


3rd prize at the Maria Bieșu International Vocal Competition

Repertoire at the Bolshoi

Marcello (La Bohème)

Guglielmo (Così fan tutte)

The Lamplighter (Banevich’s The Story of Kai and Gerda)

Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro)

Dancairo (Carmen)

Robert (Iolanta)

Onegin (Eugene Onegin)

Dr. Malatesta (Don Pasquale)

Vedenetian merchant (Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sadko)

Baritone (performance Be in the Mood for Opera)

Flemish deputy (Don Carlo)

Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus)


Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia) — Latvian National Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper in München, Glyndebourne Festival Opera

Robert (Iolanta) — Opéra National de Paris, Mikhailovsky Theatre, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Schaunard (La Bohème) — Opéra National de Paris, Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Municipal, Santiago de Chile, Mikhailovsky Theatre

Marcello (La Bohème) — Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bayerische Staatsoper in München

Onegin (Eugene Onegin) — L’opéra de Nice, Icelandic Opera (Reykjavik)

Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) — Teatro dell’ Opera Roma, Icelandic Opera

Don Ferdinand (Betrothal in a Monastery) — Staatsoper Berlin

Dr. Malatesta (Don Pasquale) — Glyndebourne Festival

Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) — Washington National Opera

Belcore (L’elisir d’amore) — Bayerische Staatsoper in München, Mikhailovsky Theatre

Afron (The Golden Cockerel) — Komische Oper Berlin, Opera de Lyon, Aix-en-Provence Festival

Throughout his career, Andrey Zhilikhovsky has worked with many important conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Rafael Payare, Mikhail Tatarnikov, Anton Grishanin, Vassily Petrenko, Giacomo Sagripanti, and Alain Altinoglu, along with many notable directors including Graham Vick, Claus Guth, Andrej Zhagars, Arno Bernard, Aik Karapetian. Andrey collaborates frequently with director Dmitri Tcherniakov.

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