25 April 2020
13 May 2020
• Prize-winner at the International Franz Lehár Competition (Slovakia, 2010, 2nd prize)
• Prize-winner at the St Petersburg Grand-Prix International Vocalists’ Competition (2012, 2nd prize)
• Recipient of the special prize “For the best performance of a romance by de Falla” at the Elena Obraztsova International Chamber Music Competition (2014)
• Recipient of the Grand Prix at the International Georg Ots Festival and Competition (St Petersburg, 2015)
Alexander Trofimov was born in Leningrad. He qualified as a theatre and film actor (2004, Baltic Institute of Foreign Languages and International Intercultural Co-operation) and as a music theatre artist (2007, Baltic Institute of Ecology, Politics and Law, class of Inessa Proslavskaya).
Trofimov has taken part in master-classes run by Elena Obraztsova, Gian Luca Pasolini, Franco Pagliazzi, Paolo de Napoli, Vladimir Atlantov, Dmitry Hvorostovsky. He has taken classes with Konstantin Pluzhnikov.
From 2006–2011 he was a soloist with the St Petersburg Musical Comedy Theatre.
From 2011 he was a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers. He made his debut there in the musical My Fair Lady.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky theatre includes:
Lensky (Eugene Onegin)
Chekalinsky (The Queen od Spades)
Prince Vsevolod (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia)
Tsarevich Guidon (The Golden Cockerel)
Second Croupier (The Gambler)
Anatole Kuragin (War and Peace)
Paul Mache (Orango)
Volodya Gavrilov (Not Love Alone)
Ganya Ivolgin (The Idiot)
Gastone (La traviata)
Tinca (Il tabarro)
Le Remendado (Carmen)
Juan (Don Quichottte)
Freddy Eynsford-Hill (My Fair Lady)
Opera in concert: Candide (Candide by Bernstein), Don Juan (The Stone Guest by Dargomyzhsky), M. Desforges (Dubrovsky by Nápravník), Boleslav Chaplinsky (Pan Voyevoda by Rimsky-Korsakov), Panteley Melekhov (And Quiet Flows the Don), Father Cardi (The Gadfly).
In March 2018 he made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia in Weinberg’s opera The Idiot.
Has appeared on tour with the Mariinsky Theatre in Baden-Baden (Chekalinsky in The Queen of Spades and Hylas in Les Troyens), Japan and China (Kuragin in War and Peace, Triquet in Eugene Onegin and Chekalinsky).
Has featured in a performance of Shostakovich’s unfinished opera Orango conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen at festivals in Helsinki and Stockholm (2014) and London (2015, BBC Proms). Under Salonen he performed the tenor role in Les Noces and the second tenor role in Le Renard at a festival of Stravinsky’s music in London (2016).