“Russian Baritone Alexey Lavrov is a brilliant presence… He has created a confident Mercutio, a restless joker, fresh and young, clear from his first moments on stage. This, as well as the power and beauty of his timbre make him a great talent.”
(translated from Spanish)


” The rich-voiced baritone Alexey Lavrov offered a riveting interpretation of four excerpts from the set… He infused them with dramatic fervor and characterful nuance”


The New York Times

“…Alexey Lavrov sparkled as the bohemian Schaunard with a bright, pingy baritone and bubbly stage energy.”


Alexey Lavrov

Alexey Lavrov


This season, baritone Alexey Lavrov returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Schaunard in La Bohème, makes his debuts at the Opernhaus Zürich as Silvio, Teatro Real in Madrid in a new production of  The Golden Cockerel as Afron, and the Atlanta Opera as Malatesta. He also appears in concert in New York as a part of the New York Philharmonic’s Tchaikovsky Festival and in concert performance of Pagliacci at the Arizona Musicfest in Phoenix.

A recent graduate of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, Mr. Lavrov made his Met company debut in the 12/13 season as the Herald in Otello and the Flemish Deputy in Don Carlo and has since appeared there as Silvio in Pagliacci, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Schaunard in La Bohème, Count Dominik in Arabella, the Huntsman in Rusalka, and Yamadori in Madama Butterfly.

Other recent career highlights have included Malatesta in Don Pasquale at the Cincinnati Opera, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette at the Festival Internacional de Ópera Alejandro Granda in Peru, his debuts at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre in Moscow as Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and at the Mikhailovsky Theatre as Silvio in Pagliacci and Robert in Iolanta, the title role of Eugene Onegin at Germany’s Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg Festival and on tour with the Mikhailovsky Theatre in Japan, Donald in Billy Budd at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago, a Flemish Deputy in Don Carlo at the Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, and a recital with the Friends of Chamber Music Society of Miami with Ken Noda. Mr. Lavrov was also a member of the Young Artist Program at the Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre where he sang Moralès in Carmen, Shchelkalov in Boris Godunov, and Robert in Iolanta.

A native of the Komi Republic, Russia, Mr. Lavrov studied voice at the Republican Art College, Syktyvkar and the St. Petersburg State Conservatory. His many awards include 1st Prize at the 2014 Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition, the 2014 Hildegard Behrens Foundation Award, the 2014 Musique et Vin Festival Prize, winner of the 2010 Hariclea Darclée International Voice Competition, second prize from the Byulbyul International Vocal Competition, third prize at the 2014 Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition, fourth-prize winner of the Concurso Internacional de Canto competition in Buenos Aires’s Teatro Colón, and a diploma from the International Rachmaninov Competition.



The Metropolitan Opera
Repertoire:  La bohème
Role:  Schaunard
Performances:  January 6, 11, 14, 2017
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New York Festival of Song
Repertoire:  The Songs of Tchaikovsky and His Circle
Performances:  January 22 (Washington, DC) and January 24 (New York), 2017
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Arizona Musicfest
Repertoire:  Pagliacci
Role:  Silvio
Performance:  February 26, 2017
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The Atlanta Opera
Repertoire:  Don Pasquale
Role:  Dr. Malatesta
Performances:  March 25, 28, 31, April 2, 2017
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Teatro Real, Madrid
Repertoire:  The Golden Cockerel
Role:  Tsarevich Afron
Performances:  May 25, 28, 31, June 3, 5, 9, 2017
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Opernhaus Zürich
Repertoire:  Pagliacci
Role:  Silvio
Performances:  September 24, 28, October 4, 9, 12, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera’s 2016 Summer Recital Series
Performances:  June 22 and 24, 2016

Opera Carolina
Repertoire:  Pagliacci/Aleko
Role:  Silvio/Aleko
Performances:  April 10, 14, 16, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera
Repertoire:  Don Pasquale
Role:  Dr. Malatesta
Performances:  March 18, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera
Repertoire:  Pagliacci
Role:  Silvio
Performances:  January 21, 25, 28; February 2, 6, 2016


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