Sergey Skorokhodov


Following his Lyric debut, the Russian tenor will perform Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic (Antwerp), and will portray Grigori/Boris Godunov at Munich’s Bavarian State Opera. Born in St. Petersburg and trained at the city’s State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, Skorokhodov made his debut at his hometown’s celebrated Mariinsky Theatre in 1999 as Guido/Zemlinsky’s A Florentine Tragedy. A leading Mariinsky soloist since 2007, the tenor has appeared there most recently as Foresto/Attila, Pierre/War and Peace, and Macduff/Macbeth. Highlights in Skorokhodov’s St. Petersburg career include performances of L’elisir d’amore and Lucia di Lammermoor opposite Anna Netrebko. Skorokhodov made his 2013 Glyndebourne Festival Opera debut as Bacchus in a new Ariadne auf Naxos under Vladimir Jurowski (DVD). He opened the 2013-14 season at the Metropolitan Opera as Ivan/Shostakovich’s The Nose. The tenor’s international successes further include Giasone/Medea (Valencia), Erik/The Flying Dutchman (Baden-Baden), Grigori (Washington, Moscow), Bacchus/ Ariadne auf Naxos (Taipei), Froh/Das Rheingold (Munich), Alfredo/La traviata (Berlin), and Lensky/Eugene Onegin (Bologna). Singing Vaudémont opposite Netrebko, Skorokhodov has toured Europe with 11 concerts of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta. Also among the tenor’s concert credits are performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Muti, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra under Jurowski.

Lyric Opera debut: Ismaele/ Nabucco (2015|16)

Last updated: January 23, 2016