Grigory Soloviov, Bass
KING DODON, The Golden Cockerel
Bass Grigory Soloviov is a 2007 graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory and a 2009 graduate of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. As a member of the program, he has performed Leporello in Don Giovanni under the baton of Plácido Domingo, Count Ceprano in Rigoletto conducted by Giovanni Reggioli, Apostolo Gazella in Lucrezia Borgia and Marchese D’Obigny in La Traviata, as well as numerous recitals, scenes and concerts.
Grigory Soloviov’s 2013-2014 season includes a return to the Metropolitan Opera for The Nose, as well as his debut with Opéra de Montréal for Timur in Turandot. This season also includes a return to the Boston Youth Symphony as Sarastro in The Magic Flute. Future seasons include debuts with Dallas Opera and Sarasota Opera, and a return to the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.
The artist’s 2012-2013 season included Larkens in La fanciulla del West, for a return to Opéra de Monte-Carlo; Sarastro in Chicago Opera Theater’s new production of The Magic Flute; and Don Basilio in Central City Opera’s new Il barbiere di Siviglia.
In the summer of 2011, Mr. Soloviov made his debut with Festival d’Aix-en-Provence as Polyphemus in Acis and Galatea. His 2011-2012 season included further performances of Polyphemus at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, a return to Palm Beach Opera as Capulet in performances of Roméo et Juliette, and an appearance with the Princeton Symphony, for a double-bill of Cone’s Duchess of Malfi and Rachmaninoff’s The Bells. Additionally, Mr. Soloviov debuted the Bolshoi Theatre, as Malyuta in The Tsar’s Bride.
In 2010-2011, the bass returned to Washington National Opera for the 1st Soldier in Salome, Opéra de Monte-Carlo as Tom in Un ballo in maschera and Zaretski in Eugene Onegin, appeared as a soloist for Opéra de Montréal’s annual Le Gala, and also sang Masetto in Don Giovanni for his debut at Opéra de Lyon.
In the 2009-2010 season, Mr. Soloviov sang the Verdi Requiem with Cathedral Choral Society and returned to Washington National Opera to sing Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Pistola in Falstaff, and Truffaldin/Lakai in Ariadne auf Naxos. In the spring of 2010, he made his Metropolitan Opera debut in The Nose by Schostakovich under the baton of Valery Gergiev, and sang Lodovico in Otello with Palm Beach Opera. In August 2010, he sang Sparafucile to Plácido Domingo’s Rigoletto at the Reignwood Theater in Beijing, under the direction of Eugene Kohn.
In 2008, Mr. Soloviov made debuts with two of America’s finest orchestras: the National Symphony under the baton of Leonard Slatkin, singing Zaretski in Eugene Onegin, followed by the role of Colline in La Bohème with the Philadelphia Orchestra led by Rossen Milanov.
In the first years of his career he has performed with Washington National Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Opera de Monte-Carlo, Connecticut Grand Opera, Opera Company of Brooklyn, New Opera Festival di Roma, and the Opera Ischia Festival. He has been a prize winner in the Elardo International Competition, the Sullivan Foundation Awards, the Opera Index Awards, and received the Rising Star Prize in the 2007 Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow and the 3rd Prize in the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition.
Mr. Soloviov sings a broad base of repertoire. His roles include, amongst others, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Colline in La Bohème, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Narumov in Queen of Spades.