Alexei Smirnov was born in Vetluga, the Nizhny Novgorod Region.
In 2006–2009 he studied at the M.A. Balakirev Nizhny Novgorod Music College (class of N.P. Orshavsky). In 2009, Alexei entered the I.N. Ulyanov Chuvash State University (class of the Honoured Artist of Russia S.A. Komdratyev).
In 2013 he became a soloist of the Chuvash State Philharmonic Hall. In 201-2016 worked with the A. V. Alexandrov Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army. In 2016–2017 worked at the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow.
Prticipated in the International Festival Wind Rose (Russia-France, 2012). Since December 3017, Alexei Smirnov has been a soloist of the opera company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Repertoire at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Deacon (Christmas Eve, N. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Tamino (The Magic Flute, W.-A. Mozart)
Repertoire also includes:
Lensky (Evgeny Onegin, P. Tchaikovsky), Lobanov (Pushkin (Poet and Tsar), K. Boyarsky)
Alexei Smirnov’s concert repertoire includes tenor parts in Mozart’s Requim, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major, Schubert’s Messe No. 6 in Es-Dur, Bach’s oratorio Matthäus-Passion, Bernstein’ Chichester Psalms.