Yevgeny Plekhanov was born in Abkhazia. While still in primary music school he became a laureate of the All Russian “New Names” Competition. From 1995 he studied in the Krasnodar College of Music in the balalaika class of V. Alishevich. He is a graduate of the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts where he studied with Honoured Figure of Russian Art R. Nemichinskaya. From 2005 he completed post-graduate studies, and from 2007 he was a soloist of the Galina Vishnevskaya Centre of Opera Singing. He studied with People’s Artist of the Soviet Union Galina Vishnevskaya, People’s artist of Russia P. Gubokov, Honoured Artist of Russia and Tatarstan A. Belousova, and Honoured Artist of Russia S. Murzaev.
As part of the company of the Galina Vishnevskaya Centre of Opera Singing he participated in tours of Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, France, Mexico, and Macedonia. He has also given concerts in The USA, Great Britain, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Greece.
From 2008 to 2013 he was a soloist of the opera theatre of the Moscow Conservatory. From 2009 to 2010 he taught singing in the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts. From 2009 he was a guest soloist of the “Russian Opera” Theatre, and from 2010 a soloist of the “World Talents” Foundation. From 2012 to 2013 he was a guest soloist of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre, and regularly gives concerts.
In 2013 - became a soloist of the State Primorsky Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Since 2016 – member of the opera company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Repertoire at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Sarastro (The Magic Flute, W.A. Mozart);
Colas (Bastien und Bastienne, W.A. Mozart);
Daland (Der fliegende Holländer, R. Wagner);
Pietro (Simon Boccanegra, G. Verdi);
Gremin, Zaretsky, A Captain (Eugene Onegin, P. Tchaikovsky);
Surin (The Queen of Spades, P. Tchaikovsky);
Bertrand (Iolanta, P. Tchaikovsky in concert);
Banguo, Doctor (Macbeth, G. Verdi);
Sparafucile, Count Monterone (Rigoletto, G. Verdi);
Doctor Grenvil (La traviata, G. Verdi);
Zuniga (Carmen, G. Bizet);
Sobakin (The Tsar’s Bride, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Tsar Saltan, Jester (The Tale of the Tsar Saltan, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Patsyuk (Christmas Eve, N. Rimsky-Korsakov );
King of Clubs, The Wizard Celio, Cook (The Love For Three Oranges, S. Prokofiev);
A Tall Englishman (The Gambler, S. Prokofiev);
Ramfis, The Pharaoh (Aida, G. Verdi).
In 2016, as part of the company of the Mariinsky Theatre directed by Valery Gergiev he participated in a tour to Harbin (the People’s Republic of China), where the artists presented War and Peace opera by Sergei Prokofiev (staged by Andrei Konchalovsky) on the stage of the Harbin Grand Theatre and were invited to perform in the new Chen Lee Concert Hall. In August and September 2017, together with the soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre, he took part in the premiere performances of Simon Boccanegra opera by Giuseppe Verdi in Vladivostok, Khabarovsk and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
In February 2018, he participated in the master class of Maria Guleghina.
Repertoire also includes: René, Bertrand (Iolanta, P. Tchaikovsky), Pimen, Varlaam (Boris Godunov, M. Musorgsky), Sobakin, Malyuta Skuratov (The Tsar’s Bride, N. Rimsky-Korsakov), Andrei Degtyarenko (The Story of a Real Man, S. Prokofiev), Boris Timofeevich, Old Convict (Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District /Кaterina Izmailova D. Shostakovich), Gavryushka (The Gamblers, D. Shostakovich), Balda (The Tale of the Priest and of His Workman Balda, D. Shostakovich), Polkan, Toad (The Story оf the Silly Mouse, D. Shostakovich), The Execution of Stepan Razin, D. Shostakovich, Old Gypsy (Aleko, S. Rachmaninov), Markel (Doctor Zhivago, A. Lubchenko), Svetozar (Ruslan and Lyudmila, M. Glinka), Benoît, Colline, Alcindoro, (La bohème, G. Puccini), Chamberlain (The Nightingale, I. Stravinsky), Priest, 2nd Warrior (Die Zauberflöte, W.A. Mozart), Torello (Monna Vanna, S. Rachmaninov), Alesha Popovich (The Bogatyri (The Heroic Warriors), A. Borodin), Petruchio (Kiss me Kate, C. Porter), MIII-MVI (Blind, L. Auerbach), The Man (Songs at the Well, E. Langer)
Concert repertoire of the singer includes: Symphony № 13 (D. Shostakovich), Symphony № 14 (D. Shostakovich), Song of the Forests (D. Shostakovich), Requiem (W.A. Mozart), Requiem (G. Verdi), Christmas Oratorio, J.S. Bach, Sun and the Poet from the Oratorio Pathetique, G. Sviridov