“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 for Silvio in Pagliacci, Schaunard in La bohème and Ping in Turandot. 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 as there as Silvio in Pagliacci, Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Schaunard in La bohème, Count Dominik in Arabella, the Huntsman in Rusalka, Yamadori in Madama Butterfly. 

Other recent career highlights have included his debuts at the Opernhaus Zürich as Silvio and Teatro Real in Madrid in a new production of The Golden Cockerel, Albert in Werther with CulturArte de Puerto Rico, the title role in Aleko at Opera Carolina, Malatesta at the Cincinnati Opera and Atlanta 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. He was recently a semi-finalist at the 2014 Operalia International Voice Competition, and his many other awards and distinctions include 1st Prize at the 2014 Gerda Lissner Foundation International Vocal Competition, second prize at the 2014 Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Voice Competition, third prize at the 2014 Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition, the 2014 Musique et Vin Festival Prize, the 2014 Hildegard Behrens Foundation Award,  winner of the 2010 Hariclea Darclée International Voice Competition, second prize from the Byulbyul International Vocal Competition, fourth-prize winner of the Concurso Internacional de Canto competition in Buenos Aires’s Teatro Colón, and a diploma from the International Rachmaninoff Competition.



The Metropolitan Opera
Repertoire:  La Boheme
Role:  Schaunard
Performances:  February 16, 21, 24, March 2, 10, 2018
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The Metropolitan Opera
Repertoire:  Turandot
Role:  Ping
Performances:  March 21, 24, 28, 31, April 5, 2018
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CulturArte de Puerto Rico
Repertoire:  Werther
Role:  Albert
Performances:  August 16, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera
Repertoire:  Turandot
Role:  Ping
Performances:  October 12, 17, 21, 25, 28, 31, November 4, 8, 11, 16, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera
Repertoire:  Pagliacci
Role:  Silvio
Performances:  January 13, 17, 25, 29, Feb 1, 2018


For booking inquiries, contact Opus3 Artists in the United States and Rayfield Allied in Europe.

Opus 3 Artists, LLC
470 Park Avenue South, 9th Floor North
New York, NY 10016

Caroline Woodfield, Senior Vice President

Liesl Kundert, Associate Manager



Rayfield Allied (Management in Europe)
Southbank House, Black Prince Road
London SE1 7SJ
United Kingdom

Simon Goldstone, Director, Opera