Aleksey Bogdanov

Aleksey Bogdanov

Vocalists — Baritone

"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." —The New York Times - Sharpless in 'Madama Butterfly' at the Glimmerglass Festival


Russian-American baritone Aleksey Bogdanov "commands a handsome dark quality wedded to a solid baritone" (Opera Today) that "rumbles rivetingly from top to bottom" (Opera News). Recent career highlights include Sharpless in Madama Butterfly at The Glimmerglass Festival, Escamillo in Carmen with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and The Atlanta Opera, Eugene Onegin with Edmonton Opera, and Bass Soloist in Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall.

This season, Mr. Bogdanov makes his debut as Jack Rance in La fanciulla del West with Opera Carolina, Scarpia in Tosca with Opera North, . . .

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