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Sergei Alexashkin (Bass)

• People's Artist of Russia (2005) 
• Recipient of the Golden Sofit, St Petersburg's most prestigious theatre prize (2002, 2004 and 2008 and 2011)

Sergei Aleksashkin studied at the Saratov State Sobinov Conservatoire (1982). After graduating from the Conservatoire, he was engaged by the Saratov Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet. He also trained at La Scala, Milan, from 1983–1984. Sergei Aleksashkin has been a Mariinsky Theatre soloist since 1989.

Roles performed at the Mariinsky Theatre include: 
Ivan Susanin (A Life for the Tsar
Ruslan (Ruslan and Lyudmila
Boris Godunov, Varlaam (Boris Godunov)
Ivan Khovansky (Khovanshchina
Konchak, Vladimir Yaroslavovich and Galitsky (Prince Igor
Gremin (Eugene Onegin
Rene (Iolanta
Kochubei (Mazepa
Mamyrov (The Enchantress)
Vasily Sobakin, Malyuta Skuratov (The Tsar's Bride
Prince Vyazminsky (The Oprichnik
Sea King (Sadko
Salieri (Mozart and Salieri)
Yuri Vsevolodovich (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia
Tsar Dodon (The Golden Cockerel)
Old Gypsy (Aleko
General (The Gambler)
Faust (The Fiery Angel
Mendoza (Betrothal in  a Monastery)
Rostov, Kutuzov (War and Peace
Boris Timofeyevich (Katerina Ismailova)
Sobakevich (Dead Souls)
Flyagin, Storyteller (The Enchanted Wanderer
Czar Alexei Mikhailovich (Boyarina Morozova in concert) 
Zaccaria (Nabucco)
Banco (Macbeth
Jacopo Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra in  concert)
Grand Inquisitor, Filippo II (Don Carlo
Ramfis (Aida
Padre Guardiano (La forza del destino
Méphistophélès (Faust
Lindorf, Coppélius, Dapertutto, Dr Miracle (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
Leporello (Don Giovanni
the King (Lohengrin)

The singer's repertoire also includes Méphistophélès in  Berlioz' dramatic legend La Damnation de Faust and the bass roles in Verdi's Requiem and Shostakovich's Thirteenth and Fourteenth Symphonies.

Sergei Aleksashkin has toured to many countries throughout Europe and the USA, Australia, South Korea and Japan, and he has worked with such conductors Georg Solti, Valery Gergiev, Claudio Abbado, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Yuri Temirkanov, Mstislav Rostropovich, Marek Jankowski, Rudolf Barshai, Alberto Zedda, Eliahu Inbal, Neeme Järvi, Eri Klas, Mariss Jansons, Alexander Lazarev, Pavel Kogan, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vladimir Spivakov, Dmitri Kitayenko, Ivan Fisher and Vladimir Jurowski among many others.

He has performed as a guest artist at the Metropolitan Opera (New York), La Scala (Milan), the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (London), The Royal Swedish Opera, The Finnish National opera and opera houses in Washington, Rome, Hamburg and Lyon. He has sung at top concert venues throughout Europe, among them the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), the concert hall of the Accademia Santa Cecilia (Rome), the Carnegie Hall (New York) and the Barbican Hall and the Royal Festival Hall (London); he has appeared several times at Salzburg's Easter Festival and festivals in San Sebastian, Baden-Baden, Mikkeli and Savonlinna.

Sergei Aleksashkin's recordings include CDs of the operas The Fiery Angel, Sadko, The Queen of Spades, La forza del destino, Betrothal in  a Monastery, Iolanta, Prince Igor and Shostakovich's Thirteenth and Fourteenth Symphonies.

Mariinsky Opera - "Betrothal in a Monastery" Quartet
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Prokofiev, Betrothal in a Monastery, 1998 Mariinsky Theater (St. Petersburg), Gergiev. Luisa - A. Netrebko, Don Antonio - Ye. Akimov, Mendoza - S. Aleksashkin, Don Carlos - Yu. Shkliar

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