• Prize-winner at the Tokyo International Competition (1993, 3rd prize)
• Prize-winner at the Warsaw International Competition (1992, Grand-prix)
• Prize-winner at the All-Russian Competition in Perm (1993, 3rd prize)
Andrei Spekhov graduated from the Urals State Musorgsky Conservatoire (class of Professor Nikolai Golyshev). While still a third-year student, he was invited to join the Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre where he performed the lead roles in the baritone repertoire, among them Escamillo (Carmen), Valentin (Faust), Don Carlos, Ferdinand (Betrothal in a Monastery), Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana) and Tonio (I pagliacci).
From 1993 he was a soloist with the New Opera, with which he appeared as Talbot (Maria Stuarda), Don Carlo (La forza del destino), Ruslan (Ruslan and Lyudmila), Francesco Foscari in (I due Foscari), the Demon (The Demon), Gellner (La Wally) and Onegin (Eugene Onegin).
Mariinsky Theatre soloist since 2000.
Roles performed at the Mariinsky Theatre include:
Boyar-in-Attendance (Boris Godunov)
Kum (Sorochintsy Fair)
Panas (Christmas Eve)
Messenger (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Foka, Ivan Zhuran (The Enchantress)
Yushko Velebin (The Maid of Pskov)
Shrovetide (The Snow Maiden)
The Emperor of China (Le Rossignol)
Potapych (The Gambler)
Tsarev (Semyon Kotko)
Farfarello (The love for three oranges)
Burdyukov (The Lawsuit)
An English Under-Skipper (The Lefthander)
Bartolo (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Conte di Monterone (Rigoletto)
Baron Douphol (La traviata)
Fra Melitone (La forza del destino)
Schaunard, Benoît (La bohème)
Bonze (Madama Butterfly)
Michele (Il tabarro)
The High Priest of Dagon (Samson et Dalila)
Crespel (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
The King’s Herald (Lohengrin)
Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde)
Donner (Das Rheingold)
The Music-Master (Ariadne auf Naxos)
The Old Servant (Elektra)
The One-eyed Man (Die Frau ohne Schatten)
The Village Elder (Jenůfa)
Sancho Pança (Don Quichotte)
Alfred P. Doolittle (My Fair Lady)
Has toured with the Mariinsky Opera Company to Germany. He has also toured to France, the USA and Yugoslavia. Has collaborated with the Bolshoi Theatre since 1996. He has appeared in concert programmes with the Osipov Russian Folk Orchestra and the Russian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra under Alexander Mikhailov as well as the National Symphony Orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev.
He was the first performer of the role of An English Under-Skipper in the world premiere of Rodion Shchedrin's opera The Lefthander, staged at the Mariinsky Theatre in 2013.