Russian lyric baritone Alexey Gusev made a great impact in the lead roles, Napoleon and Andrey Bolkonsky in Prokofiev’s War and Peace.
“In this show, Napoleon wins the singing prize, if not the war – a superbly mature performance” Richard Morrison, The Times
A Review in The Gramophone Awards issue noted: “... delightful Russian songs….Baritone Alexey Gusev, with his dark, unmistakably Slavic timbre, dispatches these with elegance and point, patently relishing the verbal music of his native language. This is another young singer to watch”.More
About Alexey Gusev
Russian baritone Alexey Gusev graduated from the Rostov State Conservatoire with a degree in Master of Voice, Opera and Concert Singing.
Recognition as an outstanding young talent led to his appointment as principal baritone at the Rostov State Opera and Ballet Theatre, a position he held for seven years singing all major baritone roles in Rostov Theatre’s repertoire.
Alexey subsequently joined the Astrakhan State Theatre of Opera & Ballet before moving to the West, where he completed an MM (Opera) degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.