Internationally celebrated bass Alexander Vinogradov made his Dallas Opera debut as Escamillo in Bizet’s Carmen in 2018. He sang the famous toreador role at London’s Royal Opera House later that same year, where the reviewer from Broadway World wrote “With his resounding bass voice…his vocal timbre makes it easy for the listener to understand why Carmen would want to hastily throw pestilent Don José away.” Born in Moscow in 1976, he debuted the Bolshoi Theatre at the age of 21 as Oroveso in Norma. Since then, he has established a remarkable career and won numerous prizes. Mr. Vinogradov has worked with many of the world’s leading conductors, including Emmanuel Villaume, Gustavo Dudamel, Daniel Barenboim, Kent Nagano, Vladimir Jurowski, Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. His engagements have included performances with Staatsoper Berlin, Paris National Opera, Teatro alla Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro Real, Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), Palau des les arts in Valencia, Arena di Verona, Teatro La Fenice, and Bavarian State Opera among other acclaimed opera houses and festivals around the world. His extensive repertoire includes Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Philip II (Don Carlo), Procida (I vespri siciliani), Silva (Ernani), Pimen (Boris Godunov), Sarastro (The Magic Flute), Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Leporello (Don Giovanni), and Escamillo.