Sergei Pleshivtsev was born in Vladivostok. In 1995 he graduated with excellence from the Far Eastern Federal University and in 2010 he graduated with excellence from the Vladivostok college of Music where he studied in the opera department with Honored Figure of Arts, Professor V. Voronin.
From 1996 to 2008 he was a soloist in the Vladivostok Chamber Musical Theatre under the direction of V. Voronin. In this period, 1996–1997, he made his debut in various concert halls in children’s operas and in chamber concerts.
In 1999 he made his debut in the lead role of the first Russian comic opera by Y. Fomin The Miller who was a Wizard, a Cheat and a Matchmaker. From 2002 to 2006 he toured with the musical theatre in Japan, Korea and China.
Since 2008 he has been a soloist of the Primorsk Regional Philharmonia. He has over 300 works in his concert repertoire by many composers and in various genres. From 2009 he along with M. Arkadiev performed in Stuttgart, Germany with a concert programme of works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Sviridov. In 2009 he also took part in a Russian-German production of the The Magic Flute in Vladivostok, performing the role of Sarastro. He has participated in Russian-Japanese gatherings as part of the International “Visual Art Biennale” Festival (Vladivostok, 1999, 2011), and also in the Festival of the Countries of the Pacific Rim (Sakaiminato, Japan, 2002). He represented the Primorsky Region in the “Days of Primorsky Culture” in the Republic of Tatarstan (Kazan, 2012). He is a regular participant of the International “Far Eastern Spring” Festival (Vladivostok, 2008–2012, 2014, 2016).
In 2013 he became a soloist of the State Primorsky Theatre of Opera and Ballet. On the 18th of October 2013 he made his debut at the Grand Opening of the Theatre in the role of Gremin on the opera Eugene Onegin, in the production by A. Stepanyuk, with A. Markov and N. Timchenko in the main roles.
On the 25th of February 2015 he took part in the first performance in Russia of the opera Doctor Zhivago by A. Lubchenko performing the role of Storozhevoi. On the 7th of May 2015 he participated in the world premiere of S. Prokofiev’s opera The Story of a Real Man in the role of the Commissar.
In 2014 and 2015 he took part in tour performances at the Mariinsky Theatre. Since 2016 he has been a soloist of the opera company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
He has attended master classes with Helen Schneiderman (Germany), Ikuo Yamamoto (Japan), and Yelena Mirtova (Russia).
He is also a world-class athlete and Russian record holder in the discipline of bench press.
Repertoire at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Daland (Der fliegende Holländer, R. Wagner);
Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte, W.A. Mozart);
Colas (Bastien und Bastienne, W.A. Mozart);
Gremin, Zaretsky (Eugene Onegin, P. Tchaikovsky);
Narumov (The Queen of Spades, P. Tchaikovsky);
King René of Provence (Iolanta, P. Tchaikovsky in concert);
Malyuta Skuratov (The Tsar’s Bride, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Tsar Saltan, Jester (The Tale of the Tsar Saltan, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Chub (Christmas Eve, N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Cook (The Love For Three Oranges, S. Prokofiev);
A Fat Englishman (The Gambler, S. Prokofiev);
Zuniga (Carmen, G. Bizet);
Cesare Angelotti (Tosca, G. Puccini);
Banquo, Doctor (Macbeth, G. Verdi);
Count Monterone (Rigoletto, G. Verdi);
Marchese d'Obigny, Dottore Grenvil (La traviata, G. Verdi);
Ramfis, The Pharaoh (Aida, G. Verdi).
Repertoire also includes:
Kochubey (Mazeppa, P. Tchaikovsky), René (Iolanta, P. Tchaikovsky, concert performance), Varlaam (Boris Godunov, M. Mussorgsky), Old Gypsy (Aleko, S. Rachmaninov), Father Benedictine (Betrothal in a Monastery, S. Prokofiev), Storozhevoi (Doctor Zhivago, A. Lubchenko), Commendatore (Don Giovanni, W.A. Mozart), Faddei, Miller (The miller who was a wizard, a cheat and a matchmaker, Y. Fomin), Monk (The Stone Guest, A. Dargomyzhsky), Coachman (The Witch, V. Vlasov, V. Feret), Frank (Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss)
The singer’s repertoire also includes the bass roles in High Mass in B Minor (J.S. Bach), Requiem (W.A. Mozart), The Music to the Ivan the Terrible (S. Prokofiev)
Chamber repertoire includes works by G. Sviridov, P. Tchaikovsky, S. Rachmaninov, M. Mussorgsky, F. Schubert, and others.