Russian baritone ALEXEY BOGDANCHIKOV after studying at Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory and at Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center, has begun an international career in some of the leading European opera houses, working with such conductors as Kent Nagano, Daniel Oren, Renato Palumbo, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Stefano Ranzani, Donald Runnicles, Emmanuel Villaume, Jan Latam- Koenig, Francesco Ivan Ciampa, Johannes Fritzsch.
Alexey Bogdanchikov has won the first prize at the 57th International Competition “Voci Verdiane – Città di Busseto”, in June 2019.
From September of 2015 he has been a member of the ensemble and a leading soloist at Staatsoper Hamburg where he had his debut as Rodrigue in French version of Verdi's Don Carlo under the batton of Renato Palumbo. In Hamburg he has performed many leading roles such as the title role in Eugene Onegin, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Il Conte di Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Enrico Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor, Belcore in L’elisir d'amore, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Marcello in La bohème, Prince Eletsky in The Queen of spades, Valentin in Faust, Silvio in Pagliacci, Paolo Albiani in Simon Boccanegra, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Harlekin in Ariadne auf Naxos, Frank/Fritz in Die tote Stadt, among others. In April 2017 he has been awarded by Staatsoper Hamburg the Dr. Wilhelm Oberdörffer Prize, an award for the best singer of the year in the ensemble.
Since 2014 Alexey Bogdanchikov has also been a member of the ensemble of Novaya Opera Moscow, appearing at Kolobov Theatre in all his signature roles.
Italian opera houses are one of the most important parts of his career. He made his debut in Bologna in 2011 as Wolfram in Tannhauser and he has been invited back to Italy several times: as Paolo Albiani in Simon Boccanegra in Piacenza and in Modena next to Leo Nucci, as Belcore in L’elisir d'amore at Teatro delle Muse in Ancona next to Francesco Meli and also as Morales in Carmen at Teatro dell’Opera in Rome.
In the very beginning of his career, in the season 2011/2012, he was a member of International Young Artistic Programm of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and performed such roles as Ping in Turandot, Morales in Carmen, Maximilian and Capitain in Bernstein's Candide.
Alexey Bogdanchikov is a prize winner of several important singing competitions such as ARMEL Opera Festival and Competition 2010 (Szeged, Hungary), Debut 2012 (Weikersheim, Germany), Neue Stimmen, 2013 (Gütersloh, Germany). In 2013 he represented Russia in Cardiff at the BBC Singer of the World Competition.
Among his latest performances, the role debut as Guglielmo in Così fan tutte and many other productions in Hamburg, Faust and La bohème at Novaya Opera Moscow and Il barbiere di Siviglia at Pafos Aphrodite Festival.
In 2020, due to the pandemic emergency, he could not debut the role of Stankar in Verdi’s Stiffelio at Theater Sankt Gallen.
Last update: February 2021