Andrei Serov


Bass

• Recipient of the Montblanc New Voices award (St Petersburg, 2012)
• Prize-winner at the 4th All-Russian Nadezhda Obukhova Young Vocalists’ Competition (Lipetsk, 2010; 1st prize)

Andrei Serov was born in Klin, Moscow Region. In 2001 he graduated from the Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow (class of Valentin Anisimov). Worked as a soloist with the Moscow Regional Philharmonic and subsequently, during 2005–2009, with Moscow’s Helikon-Opera.

From 2007 to 2016 Andrei Serov was a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers. He made his Mariinsky Theatre debut in 2009, performing at the world premieres of the one-act operas Shponka and His Aunt by Anastasia Bespalova and The Carriage by Vyacheslav Kruglik. Since 2016 he has been a member of the Mariinsky Opera Company.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Varlaam (Boris Godunov, Primorsky Stage)
Footman (Musorgsky’s The Marriage)
Prince Gudal (The Demon, Republic of North Ossetia–Alania Branch)
Village Head (May Night)
Father Frost (The Snow Maiden)
Tsar Saltan (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Tsar Dodon and Polkan the Voivode (The Golden Cockerel)
Salieri (Mozart and Salieri)
A Retired General (The Gambler)
King of Clubs and Cook (The Love for Three Oranges)
Boris Ismailov (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Tkachenko (Semyon Kotko)
Fedot Petrovich (Not Love Alone)
Ivan Ivanovich Pererepenko and Ivan Nikiforovich Dovgochkhun (The Opera of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarrelled with Ivan Nikiforovich)
Mizhuev (Dead Souls)
Parfyon Rogozhin (Weinberg’s The Idiot)
Ataman Platov (The Lefthander)
The General (The Carriage)
Ivan Fyodorovich Shponka (Shponka and His Aunt)
Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro)
Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte)
Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte)
Il Barone di Trombonok (Il viaggio a Reims)
Dr Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore)
Ferrando (Il trovatore)
Baron Douphol (La traviata)
A Sacristan (Tosca)
Truffaldino (Ariadne auf Naxos)
Le Comte de Saint-Bris (Les Huguenots)
A Soldier (Les Troyens)
Nilakantha (Lakmé)
Golaud (Pelléas et Mélisande)
Sancho Pança (Don Quichotte)
Bottom (Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Vodník (the Water Goblin) (Dvořák’s Rusalka)
Role of Brander in a concert performance of Berlioz’ dramatic legend La Damnation de Faust, role of Hermann in Liszt’s oratorio Die Legende von der heiligen Elisabeth, bass parts in Stravinsky’s Les Noces and Renard and Shostakovich’s vocal-symphonic poem The Execution of Stepan Razin; Musorgsky’s vocal cycle Songs and Dances of Death

In concert performances:
Quasimodo (Dargomyzhsky’s Esmeralda)
Aminakhar (Musorgsky’s Salammbô)
Andrei Dubrovsky (Dubrovsky)
Pan Voyevoda (Pan Voyevoda)
Baron (The Miserly Knight, chamber version)
The Curé (Colas Breugnon)
Storozhev (Into the Storm)
Commissar (The Story of a Real Man)
Baptista (Shebalin’s The Taming of the Shrew)
Cardinal Lorenzo Montanelli (Spadavecchia’s The Gadfly)
Vaskov (Molchanov’s The Dawns Here Are Quiet)
Ilya Vasilyevich (Klinichev’s The Cossacks)
Komarovsky (Krivitsky’s Doctor Zhivago)
Sulpice (La Fille du régiment)
Coppélius and Dr Miracle (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)

In 2019 Andrei Serov has taken part in the world premiere of David Krivitsky’s opera Doctor Zhivago at the Mariinsky Theatre.

Under the baton of Valery Gergiev he appeared at New York’s Lincoln Center (Stravinsky’s Renard, 2010 and 2018), the Wiener Konzerthaus (Musorgsky’s cycle Songs and Dances of Death, 2010), Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Shchedrin’s oratorio Lenin in the People’s Heart, 2017) and other notable venues.

Has toured to France, Denmark, Israel, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Estonia and South Korea.

Andrei Serov has featured in Mariinsky Theatre recordings of Stravinsky’s Les Noces, Massenet’s Don Quichotte, Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel.

In 2010 he was presented with the Audience Award from the St Petersburg Theatregoer Society for the role of Sancho Pança.

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