Aleksey Bogdanov

— Baritone

“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

"Aleksey Bogdanov was both intimidating and sympathetic as Rance, and brought a dark, rich baritone with plenty of luster to the part."
Luther Wade, Opera News, April 29, 2017 - Jack Rance in "La Fanciulla del West" at Opera Carolina

"Rance’s part requires that he distinguish himself among all these other men, which Bogdanov certainly did; his singing was not only beautiful but characterful."
Charlotte Observer - Jack Rance in 'La fanciulla del West' at Opera Carolina

"...put in the shade by Aleksey Bogdanov’s superb Scarpia. The Russian–American baritone, in granitic voice, offered star quality in every way. The text was scrupulously shaped, with considerable dynamic range and a musical finesse the role rarely receives. Dark-haired and pale, Bogdanov made as sensual and sexy a Scarpia as we’ve seen since the heyday of Milnes and Díaz: he telegraphed, to both Tosca and his audience, his enjoyment of his own villainy."
Opera News - Scarpia in 'Tosca' at Opera North

"More than fine was Aleksey Bogdanov, a Domingo-Cafritz alumnus who is by way of becoming a WNO stalwart this season; he stood out not only because of his warm and confident singing, but because he, almost alone among the cast, could be understood."
The Washington Post - Peter in 'Hansel and Gretel' at Washington National Opera

"Matters pick up considerably in Act 2, with the arrival of LBJ...his scenes with George Wallace (a splendidly slimy Aleksey Bogdanov) are hilarious."
The Wall Street Journal - George Wallace in 'Appomattox' at Washington National Opera

"Aleksey Bogdanov was a firm-voiced Sharpless, dignified even in despair."
Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times, July 29, 2014 -  Sharpless in 'Madama Butterfly' at the Glimmerglass Festival


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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