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alexey gusev - baritone

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Russian baritone Alexey Gusev graduated from the Rostov State Conservatoire with a degree in Master of Voice, Opera and Concert Singing.

He immediately joined the Rostov State Opera and Ballet Theatre as a Principal Baritone where his roles with the company included Papageno Die Zauberflöte, Count Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro, Yeletsky The Queen of Spades, Robert Iolanta, Valentine Faust, Morales Carmen and Prince Radjami in Kalman Die Bajadere. He was then engaged at the Astrakhan State Theatre of Opera and Ballet for Yeletsky and Robert.

Alexey decided to move to the West to take up a scholarship at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. His performances of Napoleon & Andrei Bolkonski in a co-production of War and Peace with Scottish Opera attracted particular praise and other roles at the RCS included Smirnov The Bear and the title role of Milhaud Les Malheurs d'Orphée. Amongst his recent competition successes are the Tania and Tonia Webster Prize for Russian Song 2016 and the Clonter Opera Prize 2017.

A keen concert artist Alexey has appeared with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic / Vladimir Jurowsky in Prokofiev Semyon Kotko and at the Golden Mask, En Blanc et Noir, Malvern, Llandeilo and Salisbury Festivals. He numbers amongst his artistic collaborators the conductors Stuart Stratford, Alexander Polianichko, Andrey Anikhanov, Valery Voronin and Maurizio Dones.

Alexey is a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist for the 17/18 season with roles in Iolanta, Eugene Onegin, Ariadne auf Naxos and The Fiery Angel.