The New York Times
“The rich-voiced baritone Alexey Lavrov offered a riveting interpretation of four excerpts from the set… He infused them with dramatic fervor and characterful nuance”
“…Alexey Lavrov sparkled as the bohemian Schaunard with a bright, pingy baritone and bubbly stage energy.”
El Comercio (translated from Spanish)
“Russian Baritone Alexey Lavrov is a brilliant presence… He has created a confident Mercutio, a restless joker, fresh and young, clear from his first moments on stage. This, as well as the power and beauty of his timbre make him a great talent.”
A graduate of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Russian baritone Alexey Lavrov made his Met company debut in the 12/13 season as the Herald in Otello and the Flemish Deputy in Don Carlo and has since appeared there as Silvio in Pagliacci, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Schaunard in La bohème, Ping in Turandot, Count Dominik in Arabella, the Huntsman in Rusalka, and Yamadori in Madama Butterfly.
Other recent career highlights have included the title roles in Aleko and Eugene Onegin at Opera Carolina, his role debut at Belcore in L’Elisir d’Amore at the Macau International Music Festival, his debuts at the Opernhaus Zürich as Silvio in Pagliacci and Teatro Real in Madrid in a new production of The Golden Cockerel, Albert in Werther and Silvio with CulturArte de Puerto Rico, Malatesta at the Cincinnati Opera and Atlanta Opera, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette at the Festival Internacional de Ópera Alejandro Granda in Peru, his debuts at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre in Moscow as Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and at the Mikhailovsky Theatre as Silvio in Pagliacci and Robert in Iolanta, the title role of Eugene Onegin at Germany’s Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg Festival and on tour with the Mikhailovsky Theatre in Japan, Donald in Billy Budd at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago, a Flemish Deputy in Don Carlo at the Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, and a recital with the Friends of Chamber Music Society of Miami with Ken Noda. Mr. Lavrov was also a member of the Young Artist Program at the Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre where he sang Moralès in Carmen, Shchelkalov in Boris Godunov, and Robert in Iolanta
A native of the Komi Republic, Russia, Mr. Lavrov studied voice at the Republican Art College, Syktyvkar and the St. Petersburg State Conservatory. He was recently a semi-finalist at the 2014 Operalia International Voice Competition, and his many other awards and distinctions include 1st Prize at the 2014 Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition, second prize at the 2014 Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Voice Competition, third prize at the 2014 Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition, the 2014 Musique et Vin Festival Prize, the 2014 Hildegard Behrens Foundation Award, winner of the 2010 Hariclea Darclée International Voice Competition, second prize from the Byulbyul International Vocal Competition, fourth-prize winner of the Concurso Internacional de Canto competition in Buenos Aires’s Teatro Colón, and a diploma from the International Rachmaninoff Competition.
Mr. Lavrov recently made his debuts the Arena di Verona in Turandot and at the Grand Théâtre de Genève as Napoleon in War and Peace. This season he returns to the Metropolitan Opera in La bohème and make his debut at Festival Napa Valley.