Baritone Aleksey Bogdanov’s 23/24 season engagements include a debut at Palm Beach Opera in Tosca (Scarpia) and returns to San Francisco Opera for Lohengrin (Telramund cover) and Chicago Opera Theater for a new Francesca Zambello production of Shostakovich’s The Nose (Kovalyov). Last season he returned to Arizona Opera for Tosca (Scarpia), Maryland Lyric Opera for Un ballo in Maschera (Renato), Odyssey Opera for Troika, a trio of One-Act Rachmaninoff operas, and The Fryderyk Chopin Institute for Moniuszki’s Paria (Akebar). Additional season engagements included a debut with Livermore Valley Opera for Tosca (Scarpia) and San Francisco Opera to cover in Die Frau ohne Schatten (Barak). On the concert stage he debuted with San Diego Symphony in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem and Cathedral Choral Society for Rachmaninoff’s The Bells at National Cathedral.

Aleksey made his debut at The Metropolitan Opera in Boris Godunov (Shchelkalov). Other recent appearances include Nashville Opera for Rigoletto (title role), Royal Swedish Opera for La fanciulla del West (Rance), Gran Teatre del Liceu for Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Crespel/Luther), Austin Opera for Tosca (Scarpia), Central City Opera for Rigoletto (title role), Hawaii Opera Theatre for Tosca (Scarpia), Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras for Aida (Amonasro), Tulsa Opera for Madama Butterfly (Sharpless), and Chicago Opera Theater for Everest (Beck Weathers) and the title role in Aleko. Concert appearances included Verdi Requiem with the Colorado Symphony and The Phoenix Symphony, and Handel’s Messiah with the Richmond Symphony.

Mr. Bogdanov debuted at Maryland Lyric Opera in La fanciulla del West (Rance) and returned to Washington National Opera for Silent Night (Lt. Horstmayer). Additional recent debuts include Chicago Opera Theater for Moby Dick (Starbuck), The Fryderyk Chopin Institute for Il corsaro (Pasha Seid), and KBS Symphony Orchestra for Gurre-Lieder (Peasant/Narrator). Aleksey made his debut with the San Francisco Symphony in Boris Godunov (Shchelkalov) conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. Additional appearances include Arizona Opera for Tosca (Scarpia), Sarasota Opera for Tiefland (Sebastiano), Odyssey Opera for The Maid of Orléans (Lionel), Opera North US for Tosca (Scarpia) and Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Four Villains), Opera Carolina fo La fanciulla del West (Rance), Tulsa Opera for Les pêcheurs de perles (Nourabad), and Washington Concert Opera for Hérodiade (Vitellius).

As a member of the Cafritz Young Artist Program at Washington National Opera he was seen in over 100 performances including Carmen (Escamillo), Hansel and Gretel (Peter), title roles in Le nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte (Guglielmo), L’elisir d’amore (Belcore), Madama Butterfly (Sharpless), Glass’ Appomattox (George Wallace).

Mr. Bogdanov made his debut at The Glimmerglass Festival in Carmen (Escamillo), a signature role that he has performed with The Atlanta Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and Columbus Symphony Orchestra. He returned to The Glimmerglass Festival for Madama Butterfly (Sharpless) and Picker’s An American Tragedy (Samuel Griffiths). He also appeared in the US premiere of O’Regan’s Heart of Darkness with Opera Parallèle. Other career highlights include his Canadian debut as the title role in Eugene Onegin with Edmonton Opera, and his Carnegie Hall debut as Bass Soloist in Messiah. He has been featured as a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem at Place des Arts in Montréal, Beethoven’s Fidelio with National Symphony Orchestra, Barber’s A Hand of Bridge with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Romancero Gitano at Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia and Teatro Baretti di Torino, Dvořák’s Te Deum and Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass at Basilica of the National Shrine, and the Requiems of Mozart, Fauré, and Duruflé at the Washington National Cathedral.