Award-winning and internationally acclaimed Russian bass, Alexei Tanovitski, was born in Minsk on 1976. and finished his studied in Conservatory in St. Petersburg. His powerful, dark, deep voice, great range and dynamics highly his early secured a top international reputation, and his interpretations are met with great acclaim among both audience and critics.
Award-winning and internationally acclaimed Russian bass, Alexei Tanovitski, was born in Minsk on 1976. and finished his studied in Conservatory in St. Petersburg. His powerful, dark, deep voice, great range and dynamics highly his early secured a top international reputation, and his interpretations are met with great acclaim among both audience and critics. Since his debut on 1999 in Mariinsky theater in role of Raymond in Lucia di Lammermoore his broad repertoire includes more that 50 bass roles which include Ivan Khovansky (Khovanshchina), Kochubei (Mazeppa), Zaccaria (Nabucco), Padre Guardiano (La forza del destino), Hagen (Götterdämmerung), and Boris Timofeyevich (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), he is particularly well known for his renditions of Boris Godunov (Boris Godunov) and Ivan the Terrible (The Maid of Pskov).From his beginnings in the Mariinsky Theatre, with whom he continues to perform, Tanovitski has appeared in many of the world's leading opera houses, including the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, La Scala, Bastille, Théâtre du Châtelet, Royal Swedish Opera House... At 29 years of age, Tanovitski made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Under the direction of Maestro V. Gergiev, he performed the role of Wotan in three operas from the cycle of "Der Ring des Nibelungen" by R. Wagner. His performances on this most distinguished of stages were highly acclaimed, as evidenced by The New York Sun's review:
In the role of Wotan was the bass Alexei Tanovitsky, who evinced great dignity and vocal control: That is the kind of Wotan we want, always. In Mr. Tanovitsky's arsenal is a strong, almost tenorial top.
He continue collaborates independently with several of the above theatres from Metroplolitan Opera House in New York, Bolshoi theater in Moscow, the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest, Polish National Opera in Warshawa,Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Teatro Real in Madrid, Theatres Regio, Massimo, Lirico and San Carlo in Italy, Teatro San Carlos in Lisbon to the debut on 2011 in role of Zaccaria in Staatsoper in Wien. As such, he has worked with conductors such as V. Gergiev, M. Jurowsky, V. Sinaisky, V. Jurowsky, R. Abbado, G. Noseda, Sir M. Elder, K. Nagano, J. Nott, V. Minin, G. Rozhdestvensky, P. Järvi, X. Zhang, T. Sokhiev, Y. Nezet-Seguin, E.-P. Salonen, K.-L. Wilson. He has performed in major concert halls all over the world including Auditorium di Milano, Berlin Philharmonie, Salle Pleyel, Palau de la Música, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Suntory Hall, Bunka Kaikan, Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. His festival performances include Aix-en-Provence, Bregenz, Diaghilev, Baden-Baden, Helsinki, Mikkeli, the White Nights and the Moscow Easter festivals.Tanovitski's profile was perhaps best summarized in the BBC Proms reviews after his recent performance of the Bells at the Royal Albert Hall:
Most impressive was Alexei Tanovitski, a bass who has impressed as Boris Godunov and Ivan the Terrible – his portrait, in Spring, of a husband driven almost to murder by his wife's infidelity was painful to watch and hear, for the right reasons, his voice dark yet bell-like and clear throughout its whole range.
CD of the opera Nose Shostakovich where plays the role of Ivan Jakovljevic was nominated for a Grammy in 2010 and the carrier the winner of the award Best Opera Edison Awards, Best Opera Midem Classical Awards 2010, Choc de l'Année Classique (France), CDs of the Year Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe and Disc of the Month Opera magazine. He has also made recordings opera The Love for Three Oranges (Prokofiev), Eugene Onegin (P. Tchaikovsky), Il viaggio Reims (G. Rossini) and cantatas Spring and Bells (S. Rachmaninoff).