Born in St Petersburg, Sergey Skorokhodov accomplished his studies at the St
Petersburg Glinka Choral School and at the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire.
Already Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers, he made his debut at the
famous Mariinsky Theatre in 1999 as Guido Bardi in Zemlinsky's EINE
FLORENTINISCHE TRAGÖDIE. Since 2007, Mr. Skorokhodov is one of the young
leaders as Soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre. His actual repertoire covers:
Bayan (RUSLAN AND LUDMILLA), The Pretender (BORIS GODUNOV), Lensky
(EVGENY ONEGIN), Vaudémont (IOLANTA), Vakula (CHRISTMAS EVE), Young
Gypsy (ALEKO), Ivan (THE NOSE), Kuragin (WAR AND PEACE), Edgardo (LUCIA DI
LAMMERMOOR), Macduff (MACBETH), Messenger (AIDA), Rinuccio (GIANNI
SCHICCHI), Erik (DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER), Lohengrin (LOHENGRIN, concert
version), Bacchus (ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, concert version), Shepherd (KROL
ROGER), Foresto (ATTILA), etc.
On an international level, the artist was invited to the Festspielhaus Baden Baden to
perform Erik in DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER, to the Royal Opera, Stockholm and to
the Metropolitan Opera, New York as Ivan in THE NOSE as well as to the Washington
Opera as Pretender in BORIS GODUNOV, all under the baton of Valery Gergiev. He
sang BORIS GODUNOV also at the Bolshoi Theatre under Alexander Vedernikov and
Vaudémont in IOLANTA in Madrid under Yuri Temirkanov.
In summer 2009, Mr. Skorokhodov replaced Rolando Villazon in an open air gala
concert with Anna Netrebko in Munich and he sang Vaudémont in Tchaikovsky's
IOLANTA next to Anna Netrebko under Valery Gergiev at Welsh National Opera. Also
as Vaudémont, the artist appeared in Munich in another concert version of IOLANTA.
At the Mariinsky Theatre, he performed together with Anna Netrebko in ELISIR
D’AMORE and in LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR. In the course of the 2011/12 season, he
was also heard in NABUCCO, ALEKO, BORIS GODUNOV, ARIADNE AUF NAXOS and
in WAR AND PEACE.
Recently, the artist had a big personal success as Giasone in Valencia’s new production
of Cherubini's MEDEA. Further appearances included Zemlinsky’s EINE
FLORENTINISCHE TRAGÖDIE and Rachmaninov’s THE BELLS with the London
Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski at the London Festival Hall and at the
Edinburgh Festival, followed by a tour of Europe with 11 concerts of Tchaikovsky’s
IOLANTA with Sergey Skorokhodov as Vaudémont next to Anna Netrebko in the title
part. At the Bavarian State Opera, he sang Grigori Otrepjew in a new production von
BORIS GODUNOV as well as Froh in RHEINGOLD. On May 4, 1013, Sergey
Skorokhodov was – next to Placido Domingo - part of the cast of the opening Gala of the
new Mariinkski Theatre. At the Glyndebourne Festival 2013 he sang Bacchus in a new
production of ARIADNE AUF NAXOS under Vladimir Jurowski. For the opening of the
season 2013/14 he portrayed Ivan in Shostakovich’s THE NOSE under Valery Gergiev
at the MET in New York.
Present and future events: Alfredo in a revival of LA TRAVIATA at the Deutsche
Staatsoper Berlin, Vaudémont in IOLANTA in Warsaw, Macduff in MACBETH at the
Mariinski Theatre in St. Petersburg, Beethoven’s NINTH SYMPHONY with the
Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski in Moscow, Lenski in EUGEN
ONEGIN in Bologna, Vaudémont in IOLANTA at Sta. Cecilia in Rome under Antonio
Pappano, at the Dallas Opera and for a short tour of Europe including the Royal Albert
Hall in London, etc.