Sergei Skorokhodov

Sergei Skorokhodov’s somewhat incorporeal, high but nuance-rich tenor voice emphasised the ‘heavenly’ origins of Lohengrin. For the soloist, who one month ago sang the role of Edgardo in Donizetti’s opera Lucia di Lammermoor together with Anna Netrebko, this was yet another major artistic victory.

Sankt-Peterburgskie vedomosti

Skorokhodov possesses a strong, clear voice, with an exceptionally winning upper register. He has become one of the Mariinsky’s principal treasures...

The St. Petersburg Times

Sergei Skorokhodov’s expressive tenor voice and the singer’s filigree technique were the crowning glory of the performance.

Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

  • Honoured Artist of the Rebublic of Bashkortostan (2018)

Sergei Skorokhodov was born in St Petersburg. From 1980–1990 he studied at the St Petersburg Glinka Choral School. In 1998 he was admitted to the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory.

Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers since 1999. The same year he made his Mariinsky Theatre debut as Guido Bardi (Zemlinsky's Una tragedia florentina).

In 2004 and 2005 he attended master classes conducted by Renata Scotto at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome. Soloist with the Mariinsky Theatre since 2007.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Bayan (Ruslan and Lyudmila)
The Pretender (Boris Godunov)
Lensky (Eugeny Onegin)
Vaudemont (Iolanta)
Vakula (Christmas Eve)
Young Gypsy (Aleko)
Ivan (The Nose)
Anatol Kuragin, Pierre Bezukhov (War and Peace)
Nemorino (L'elisir d'amore)
Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Macduff (Macbeth)
Foresto (Attila)
Alfredo (La Traviata)
Messenger (Aida)
Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi)
Erik (Der fliegende Holländer)
Lohengrin (Lohengrin)
Bacchus, The Tenor (Ariadne auf Naxos)
Shepherd (Krol Roger)
Gabriele Adorno (Simon Boccanegra)
Trabuco (La forza del destino)
Don Carlo, the Count of Lerma and the Royal Herald (Don Carlo)
Messenger (Aida)
First Villager (Pagliacci)
Mario Cavaradossi and Spoletta (Tosca)
Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly)
Rinuccio and Gherardo (Gianni Schicchi)
Tinca (Il tabarro)
Erik (Der fliegende Holländer)
Tannhäuser (Tannhäuser)
Lohengrin and a Brabantian Noble (Lohengrin)
Walther von Stolzing (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)
First Knight of the Grail (Parsifal)
Second Jew (Salome)
Bacchus and the Tenor (Ariadne auf Naxos)
The Emperor (Die Frau ohne Schatten)
Guido Bardi (Eine florentinische Tragödie, concert performance)
Hoffmann (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
First Philistine (Samson et Dalila)
Shepherd (Kròl Roger)
Tenor parts in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Verdi’s Requiem

Has sung in the Mariinsky Theatre’s premiere of Nabucco (2005) and the premiere of a new Mariinsky Theatre production of L’elisir d’amore (2011, collaboration with the Opéra national de Paris and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden).

Repertoire also includes: Tsarevich Guidon (The Golden Cockerel), Andrei (Mazepa), Sergei (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), Froh (Das Rheingold), Jason (Cherubini’s Médée), Calaf (Turandot) and the tenor part in Rachmaninoff’s The Bells.

In 2010 Sergei Skorokhodov made his Metropolitan Opera debut in The Nose, and now he appears there as Erik in Der fliegende Holländer.

The artist performs at the Opéra national de Paris (Khovanshchina), the Bayerische Staatsoper (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Boris Godunov, Das Rheingold as well as The Nose directed by Kirill Serebrennikov), the Deutsche Oper Berlin (La traviata, The Golden Cockerel), the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin (La traviata, Macbeth), the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the Bergen National Opera (Der fliegende Holländer), the Royal Swedish Opera (The Nose), Madrid’s Teatro Real (The Golden Cockerel), the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera (Eugene Onegin, Iolanta, Kròl Roger), the Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Eugene Onegin), the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the Dallas Opera (Iolanta), Lyric Opera of Chicago (Nabucco), Washington National Opera (Boris Godunov) and the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia (Boris Godunov directed by Alexander Sokurov, Iolanta, La traviata, Mazepa) among others. On 24 February 2022 Sergei sang the title role in the premiere of a new production of Lohengrin directed by François Girard at the Bolshoi Theatre (collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera). He also performed at the Glyndebourne and Edinburgh festivals, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino festival, and gave concerts at New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Festival Hall, Munich’s Gasteig, the Konzerthaus Berlin and other venues.

In the 2018–19 season the singer made his debut at the Teatro alla Scala, appearing in Khovanshchina conducted by Valery Gergiev.

Together with the Mariinsky Opera Company he has toured to Amsterdam, Paris, London, Stockholm, Mikkeli (Finland) and Eilat (Israel).

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