Aleksey Bogdanov

— Baritone

"Alexey Bogdanov brought a huge baritone to the proceedings in the role of Starbuck. In addition to imposing vocal muscle and crystal-clear diction, the Ukrainian singer etched a compelling portrait of the ship’s first mate—a Christian family man caught between his sense of duty to the ship’s mission and obedience to his increasingly unhinged captain."
Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical Review, April 26, 2019 - Starbuck in 'Moby Dick' at Chicago Opera Theater

"Alexey Bogdanov, as the German commander Lt. Horstmayer (who, we learn, happens to be Jewish, with a French wife), sang in a resounding baritone that seemed bigger and clearer than anyone else on stage."
Anne Midgette, Washington Post, November 11, 2018 - Lt. Horstmayer in 'Silent Night' at Washington National Opera

"...Aleksey Bogdanov, who plays the opera’s four different villains. His resounding baritone and classic evil laugh make him a magnetic force on stage, drawing all eyes and ears as he punctuates his evil schemes with humor."
Samantha Lazar, Valley News, August 6, 2018 - Four Villians in "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" at Opera North

"Aleksey Bogdanov characterized the secretary Shchelkalov with nuance and gravitas..."
Revecca Wishnia, San Francisco Classical Voice, June 18, 2018 - Shchelkalov in 'Boris Godunov' at San Francisco Symphony

"It is hardly surprising that Aleksey Bogdanov, the Ukrainian-born baritone who played this role with gripping authority and vocal splendor..."
Arthur Kaptainis, Classical Voice North America, March 15, 2018 - Sebastiano in 'Tiefland' at Sarasota Opera

"As Scarpia, Aleksey Bogdanov sang with resounding tones that carried through the Te Deum’s heavy orchestration."
Maria Nockin, Opera Today, November 14, 2017 - Baron Scarpia in 'Tosca' at Arizona Opera

“The rest of this ensemble cast was strong from top to bottom, with Aleksey Bogdanov a standout for his resonant, flexible baritone as the Burgundian Knight Lionel.”
Jeremy Eichler, Boston Globe, September 18, 2017 - Lionel in 'The Maid of Orleans' at Odyssey Opera


Russian-American baritone Aleksey Bogdanov continues to establish himself as one of the most compelling performers of his generation. Mr. Bogdanov started the 2018-2019 season with his debut with Maryland Lyric Opera as Jack Rance in La fanciulla del West. He will also return to Washington National Opera as Lieutenant Horstmayer in Silent Night, as well as cover Scarpia in Tosca and the title role in Eugene Onegin. Additionally, he will make his debut at the Chicago Opera Theater as Starbuck in Moby Dick.

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