Alexander Bogdanov graduated from the Krasnoyarsk State College of Arts in 1996. In 1993, he began his career as a singer at the Krasnoyarsk Ballet and Opera Theatre where he performed the tenor parts in Khovanshchina by Mussorgsky, Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky, Il barbiere di Seviglia by Rossini, The Bartered Bride by Smetana, La Traviata and Un ballo in maschera by Verdi. Since 1997 the singer has worked at the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow.
Alexander Bogdanov sang the part of Paolo in Rachmaninov’s Francesca da Rimini and the part of Prince Bellidor in Grechaninov’s Sister Beatrice with Valery Polyansky’s orchestra in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.
Alexander participates in The Tenors of the 21st Century art project. He often performs in the best music venues in Moscow such as the State Kremlin Palace, the Rossiya Concert Hall, the International House of Music, the Olimpiysky and Luzhniki sports complexes, the Column Hall of the House of Unions and the Philharmonic Society. He tours extensively in Russia and abroad. He has worked with prominent conductors Stadler, Gorelik, Capasso, Nekrasov, Bardin, Tausk, Fedotov, Chepurnoi, Brazhnik, Dmitryak and Bashmet.
The singer took part in 4 CD recordings.
Awards and Honours:
Prize-winner of Slovtsov international singing competition (1st prize)
Prize-winner of the Arkhipova Foundation (2005)
The National Asset Gold Medal
Roles performed at the Novaya Opera:
Lensky in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
Simpleton in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov
Vaudémont in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta
Vladimir Igorevich in Borodin's Prince Igor
Alfredo in Verdi's La Traviata
Count Almaviva in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia
Duke of Mantua in Verdi's Rigoletto
Jacopo in Verdi's I due Foscari
Leicester in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda
Nadir in Bizet's Les pêcheurs de perles
Nemorino in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore
Pollione in Bellini's Norma
Prince Ramiro in Rossini's La Cenerentola
Tsar Berendey in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden
Peppe in Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci
Bogdan Sobinin in Glinka's A Life for the Tsar
Father in Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. An Opera
Rodolfo in Puccini's La bohème
Soloist in Four Operetta Kings (concert)
Tenor in Orff's Carmina Burana
Duke in Dargomyzhsky's The Mermaid
Tenor parts in Orff's scenic cantata Carmina Burana, Verdi's Requiem, and in the Viva Verdi! concert
Parts in the productions: Maria Callas (musical offering),Novaya Opera Tenors (gala concert),Romances by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Sergey Rachmaninov (concert), Waltzes, Tangos & Foxtrots (gala concert), Bravissimo! (opera mix), Rossini (musical divertissement), This is Opera! (dramatized performance)
Giuseppe Verdi. Requiem (CD) — Tenor