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 Professor Vladimir Voronin.
From 1996 to 2008 he was a soloist in the Vladivostok Chamber Musical Theatre under the direction of Vladimir Voronin.
He has attended master classes with Helen Schneiderman (Germany), Ikuo Yamamoto (Japan), and Yelena Mirtova (Russia).
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 Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Since 2016 he has been a soloist of the opera company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
In May 2019, he participated in the tour performances of the Tsar's Bride opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov directed by Vyacheslav Starodubtsev in the Zaryadye concert hall (Moscow) and in the Mariinsky-2 (St Petersburg).
In 2019, an audio recording of Sergei Prokofiev’s opera A Story of a Real Man with the participation of the artist became a laureate of the 2nd degree of the International Prize Pure Sound.
Repertoire at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre:
Filippo II, A Monk (Don Carlo, G. Verdi);
Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte, W.-A. Mozart);
Colas (Bastien und Bastienne, W.-A. Mozart);
Gremin, Zaretsky (Eugene Onegin, P. Tchaikovsky);
Svetozar (Ruslan and Lyudmila, M. Glinka, concert performance);
Balaga, The Bolkonsky's Butler, Tikhon Scherbatsky (War and Peace, S. Prokofiev);
Narumov (The Queen of Spades, P. Tchaikovsky);
Kochubei (Mazepa, P. Tchaikovsky, concert performance);
Malyuta Skuratov (The Tsar’s Bride, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Tsar Saltan, Skomorokh (The Tale of the Tsar Saltan, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Chub (Christmas Eve, N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Cook (The Love For Three Oranges, S. Prokofiev);
Ivan Fyodorovich Epanchin (Idiot, A. Smelkov, concert performance);
Zuniga (Carmen, G. Bizet);
Timur (Turandot, G. Puccini);
Cesare Angelotti (Tosca, G. Puccini);
Imperial Commissioner (Madama Butterfly, G. Puccini);
Banquo, Doctor (Macbeth, G. Verdi);
Count Monterone (Rigoletto, G. Verdi);
Marquis d'Obigny, Doctor Grenvil (La traviata, G. Verdi);
Ramfis, The Pharaoh (Aida, G. Verdi);
Frank (Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss II).
Repertoire also includes:
Dosifei, Strelets (Khovanshchina, M. Musorgsky), A Fat Englishman (The Gambler, S. Prokofiev), Daland (Der fliegende Holländer, R. Wagner), Varlaam (Boris Godunov, M. Musorgsky), 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), Comissioner (The story of a Real Man, S. Prokofiev), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor, G. Donizetti), 2nd knight (Parsifal, R. Wagner), King René of Provence (Iolanta, P. Tchaikovsky, concert performance), Neighbor (The Fiery Angel, S. Prokofiev, concert performance).
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. Musorgsky, F. Schubert, and others.