Alexey Dolgov


Alexey has worked with conductors such as Placido Domingo, Daniel Harding, Semyon Bychkov, Seiji Ozawa, Kirill Karabits, Gianandrea Noseda, Alexander Shelley, Philippe Auguin, Patrick Summers, Leopold Hager and Dmitri Jurowski and performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro Real Madrid, Theatre des Champs Elysées Paris (all on tour with the Bolshoi), Metropolitan Opera New York, Bayerische Staatsoper, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Opera de Nice and Bolshoi Theatre Moscow.

In 2014-2015 and beyond, he will sing the Verdi Requiem in Nice and with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Stockholm, Rodolfo in La Boheme the Washington National Opera, Lensky in Onegin and Roberto Devereux (title role) at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Cavaradossi in Tosca at Houston Grand Opera. He has several re-invitations to the Met, in Dallas, and at the Opera de Montreal and will also give his company debuts at the Liceu Barcelona and at the Teatro Real as Cassio in Otello, and at La Monnaie as Prince Gvidon in The Golden Cockerel.  He will continue to work as a principal soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.

Last season, he gave his company debut at Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin (Rodolfo in La Bohème), sang in Onegin in concert with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, and leading roles in operas such as La Traviata, la Bohème and Prince Igor a the Bolshoi.

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The Bells

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The Golden Cockerel Prince Guidon
The Tsar's Bride Lïkov

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Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

VERDI La Traviata 

Violetta Valéry: Venera Gimadieva
Flora Bervoix: Elena Novak
Annina: Oxana Gorchakovskaya
Alfredo Germont: Alexey Dolgov
Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s father: Elchin Azizov
Gastone, viscomte De Letorières: Sergei Radchenko
Baron Douphol: Vadim Lynkovsky
Marquis D’obigny: Alexander Roslavets
Doctor Grenvil: Daniil Chesnokov
Giuseppe, Violetta’s servant: Yuri Markelov

Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev
Bolshoi Theatre of Russia

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Madame Butterfly 23 January 2015

Houston Grand Opera

'Tenor Alexey Dolgov sang with a ring, freshness and fire that captured Pinkerton's ardor in Act 1 and his remorse in Act 3, when the sailor returned to Butterfly's home but shrank from facing her. Dolgov also treated Puccini's music to dashes of delicacy that many tenors can't muster.' Steven Brown, Houston Chronicle



Tel Aviv Opera House

"In the role of Lensky, Alexey Dolgov’s soft, expressive lyric tenor made his farewell-tolife aria a genuinely moving experience"

Uri Eppstein for the Jerusalem Post



Metropolitan Opera

 "Alexey Dolgov impressed with ardent, unforced vocalism as Cassio"


Mike Silverman for Associated Press
"Strong support, and further excellent character work, comes from Alexey Dolgov as innocent Cassio and Eduado Valdes as the red-blooded Roderigo." Simon Parris for Simon Parris: Man in Chair


Die Zauberflöte

Opera de Nice

"L’interprétation est excellente grâce à une distribution solide. Alexey Dolgov est un Tamino crédible et appliqué en apprenti, léger et tendre en amoureux"

Channel Riviera
"Le jeune ténor sibérian Alexey Dolgov, (Tamino) soliste dans la troupe du Théâtre Bolchoï constitute la vraie rélévation de la soirée, déja connu au plus haut niveau sur les scènes internationales, il affirme und solide présence vocale, un timbre de belle couleur, et une ampleur prometteuse." L'avenir (YC)
"Une époustouflante flute enchantée. La distribution vocale est jeune et de qualité: Olga Pudova (La Reine de la nuit) , très  applaudie, Alexey Dolgov (Tamino)" André Peyre for Nice-Matin



Rome Opera

"Alexey Dolgov as Pinkerton was easily the most accomplished of the singers. He is athletic of voice and movement with an appropriately dashing stage presence. Amore o grillo was eloquently delivered, with a voice lighter than usual but decidedly secure in his presentation."

Jack Buckley for Seen and Heard International.



Deutsche Oper Berlin

"Sängerisch besitzt der Abend hohes Niveau, [...] makellose Tenor von Alexey Dolgov geben den Senatoren hinreichend Statur"

Martin Wilkening for Berliner Zeitung

"As Amenaida’s father Argirio, tenor Alexey Dolgov showed a clear fresh well lined up lyric tenor voice with a good high C"

Lorenzo Bassi for GB Opera

"Argirio verkörpert mit ansehnlichem Tenor Alexey Dolgov. Ihm sind alsbald dankbarere Rollen zu wünschen."

Klaus Geitel fir Berliner Morgenpost

Ariadne auf Naxos

Houston Grand Opera

"And in the leading roles, Susan Graham, Laura Claycomb, Christine Goerke and Alexey Dolgov each meet the unique demands with distinction.[...]As Bacchus, Alexey Dolgov's gleaming tenor and easeful nobility make his 11th-hour arrival as Ariadne's rescuer seem a natural conclusion rather than a dramatic non-sequitur."

Everett Evans for Houston Chronicle


Washington National Opera

"An exceptionally charismatic Pinkerton, Alexey Dolgov crafts a very believable young man – flawed, likable and, when it comes time, convincingly remorseful. With naturalness and superb timing, Dolgov keeps what can be a stiffly delivered role living, breathing and fresh. Add to that a compellingly virile tenor with some very satisfying high notes and this was a Pinkerton who left us wanting more. " Kate Wingfield for Metro Weekly
"Fortunately, Ms. Naglestad is aided by a marvelous supporting cast. A big hat tip to handsome Russian tenor Alexey Dolgov who, ironically, sings the role of Pinkerton, the original Ugly American. With a cocksure swagger and a clear, confident, authoritative voice, Mr. Dolgov at once inhabits this self-assured Yank, while also understanding his essential shallowness. As an actor, Mr. Dolgov also shines in the opera’s final scenes. Projecting his character’s emotional cowardice with considerable skill, his performance adds further weight to the tragedy of Butterfly’s final scene." Terry Ponick for Washington times
"Alexey Dolgov's Pinkerton was a cad, but with a faint heartbeat detectable from the start, which made the remorse at the end palatable. The tenor's gentle shading of the line "Bimba, bimba, non piangere" was a highlight of the evening. " Tim Smith for Baltimore Sun

Roberto Devereux

Montreal Opera

"Le jeune ténor russe Alexey Dolgov joue bien ce Devereux équivoque, la voix est bonne et même raffinée". Claude Gingras for La Presse
"Dolgov [...] made his debut outside Russia a mere three years ago.  He’s a star on the rise" Alan Conter for Globe and Mail
"The Russian Tenor Alexey Dolgov, was the sensational vocal event of the evening bar none. Mr. Dolgov came into the sight-line of COMMANDOpera last year while researching a Mariinsky theatre related article. The young tenor has only recently begun to essay roles in the past few years in Russia, and immediately became noticed across Europe, and naturally the Houston Grand Opera has nailed him in for three consecutive seasons including 2011. If Miss Netrebko would be watching for which other magnificent Russian artist would breakout to surpass her achievement’s, it is unquestionably found in the form of this tenor. The platinum timbre of Mr. Dolgov’s instrument is of the most top tier calibre. To rival this artist, Mr. Kauffman or Mr. Calleja would be obliged to bring their A game to the table: nothing less. End of story. Mr. Dolgov’s battery of technical artillery is already formidable, and there is no question of the technique which underlines each and every turn Mr. Dolgov takes. Whether in solo, duet, trio, or ensemble, Mr. Dolgov’s instrument soars through each with apparent ease. The torture this artist painted with the air ‘Ed ancor la tremenda porta’ left the listener bereft with anguish. When Mr. Dolgov floated the phrase ’in braccia a morte’ with the softest pianissimo heard at the back of the theatre, it was all over. Maestro Pavarotti in his younger days owned an instrument which could reduce any man to tears given a sheer dramatic beauty within his singular instrument. While Mr. Dolgov enjoys his own uniquely timbered instrument, it owns that same and precise emotive quality within hitherto known only to Maestro Pavarotti. COMMANDOpera advises anyone who follows this art form to take in something of Mr. Dolgov if the opportunity presents itself at some point down the road. This is an instrument of first consequence". COMMANDOpera
"There were no grounds for second-guessing in the case of Alexey Dolgov, a clarion Russian tenor, as Roberto." Arthur Kaptainis, Montreal Gazette

Otello (Verdi) Tour with Daniel Harding

Baden-Baden, Luxembourg, Paris and Dortmund

"Als Cassio lies Alexey Dolgov mit angenehmen Timbre der gesund und voll klingenden Stimme aufhorchen. Es wäre nicht das erste Mal dass ein Tenor über den Cassio den internationalen Durchbruch schafft". 

"Alexey Dolgov made you prick up your ears with his enjoyable timbre and full sounding voice. It would not be the first time that a Tenor would have his international breakthrough singing Cassio."
Christoph Broermann for Opernnetz
"Auch die kleineren Rollen waren optimal besetzt. Insbesondere gefiel der Cassio von Alexey Dolgov mit seiner schlanken gut sitzenden Tenorstimme"

"The smaller roles were perfectly cast. With his lean and well fitted tenor voice, Alexey Dolgov's Cassio was a particularly appealing portrayal".
"Dass auch Cassio und Ludovico mit zwei Russen, dem betörend Lyrischen Tenor Alexey Dolgov und dem sonoren Bass Stanislav Shvets erstklassig besetzt waren versteht sich ohnehin. "

"It goes without saying that with Cassio and Ludovico, the beguiling tenor of Alexey Dolgov and the sonorous bass of Stanislav Shvets were a first class cast, "
Bernd Aulich for Recklinghäuser Zeitung
"Alexey Dolgov, Christina Daletska[..] und Stanislav Shvets rundeten ein Sängerensemble ab, das  sich durch Geschlossenheit auf höchster Ebene auszeichnete." 

"Alexey Dolgov, Christina Daletska[..] und Stanislav Shvets excelled through their unity on the highest level"
Loll Weber for Luxemburger Wort
"Alexey Dolgov gestaltete den Cassio mit seiner leicht dahinfliessenden Tenorstimme"

"Alexey Dolgov portrayed Cassio with his easy mellifluous tenor. "
Marc Fielder
"Erwähneswert der Belcato-fähige Cassio Alexey Dolgovs"

Alexander Dick for Badische Zeitung

Onegin with the Bolshoi on Tour

Royal Opera House Covent Garden

"Alexey Dolgov’s lyric tenor is perfectly cast as Lensky." Richard Fairman for the Financial Times
"Alexey Dolgov sings Lensky’s aria of lost youth and love quite wonderfully. " Edward Seckerson for the Independent
"The lead roles were all beautifully sung [...] Alexey Dolgov (Lensky) and Margarita Mamsirova (Olga) providing excellent support." William Hartston for the Daily and Sunday Express
"Alexey Dolgov’s  bright-toned Lensky is a match for Monogarova and Kwiecien’s fine interpretations."  Rupert Christiansen for the Telegraph
"I liked the allocation of Monsieur Triquet's song to Lensky: it made dramatic sense and it was beautifully rendered by Alexei Dolgov, whose nuanced characterisation – dramatically as well as vocally – was exemplary." Agnes Kory for
"Monogarova’s beautifully sung, persuasively acted Letter Scene is a high point, as is Alexei Dolgov’s delivery of Lensky’s aria."  Barry Millington for the Evening Standard


Houston Grand Opera

"Alexey Dolgov sings with warm lyricism and projects gallant presence as romantic artist Cavaradossi [...] Dolgov's bright, pleasing tenor and natural acting add up to a fine Cavaradossi. I especially like the maturation he achieves after his suffering at the hands of Scarpia. By Act 3, Dolgov conveys a new depth, investing his impassioned farewell to life (and Tosca) with soulful beauty." Everett Evans for The Houston Chronicle
"Alexey Dolgov matches Racette in every department, giving a passionate, powerful and unabashedly romanticized portrayal of Cavaradossi. "Recondita armonia" immediately establishes his prowess among the cast, and his confident portrayal of the doomed painter is touching indeed. The lovers' two big duets in the outer acts are glorious, the voices feeding off each others' power and flexibility and blending wonderfully in their a capella "Trionfal...di nova speme." Marcus Karl Maroney for
"Dolgov acquits himself best, gunning with flair through this tenor’s night out, between the deliciously bookended arias Recondita armonia in Act I and E lucevan le stelle in Act III."v John DeMers for houstonartsweek