Russian/American Bass Grigory Soloviov is a graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory and between 2007 and 2009 was a member of the Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Programme. Upon graduating he was immediately engaged by the Washington National Opera to sing Don Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia, Pistola Falstaff, and Truffaldino/Lakai Ariadne auf Naxos. In the spring of 2010, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in The Nose by Shostakovich under the baton of Valery Gergiev.
Mr Soloviov’s recent engagements include his debut with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco in Mexico as Sparafucile Rigoletto; Prince Gremin Eugene Onegin for Opéra Tours and his return to Opéra de Monte-Carlo for Baron Wurmerhelm The Gambler.
During the 2014-2015 season, Mr. Soloviov made his debut with the Dallas Opera as the 1st Soldier Salome, and Sarasota Opera, as King Dodon The Golden Cockerel, and he returned to the Opéra de Monte-Carlo for Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. His 2013-2014 season included a return to the Metropolitan Opera for The Nose, as well as a debut with Opéra de Montréal for Timur in Turandot.
Highlights of the 2012-2013 season included Larkens La fanciulla del West for Opéra de Monte-Carlo; Sarastro for the Chicago Opera Theater’s new production of The Magic Flute and Don Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia for Central City Opera.
In the summer of 2011, Mr. Soloviov made his debut with Festival d’Aix-en-Provence as Polyphemus Acis and Galatea. His 2011-2012 season included further performances of Polyphemus at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice; a return to Palm Beach Opera as Capulet Roméo et Juliette; and made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre, as Malyuta The Tsar’s Bride.
In the 2010-2011 season, he returned to Washington National Opera for the 1st Soldier Salome; Opéra de Monte-Carlo as Tom Un ballo in maschera and Zaretsky Eugene Onegin; and he appeared as Massetto Don Giovanni for his debut at Opéra de Lyon. In August 2010, he sang Sparafucile to Plácido Domingo’s Rigoletto at the Reignwood Theater in Beijing, under the direction of Eugene Kohn.
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