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
New CD Release: Decades: A Century of Song Vol 3, in the highly acclaimed series with Malcolm Martineau
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
Highlights for the 2018-19 season
- Marullo — Rigoletto,
- Kuligin — Katya Kabanova at Scottish Opera.
- Baritone solo — Carmina Burana with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Highlights for the 2017-18 season at Scottish Opera
- Robert — Iolanta - Tchaikovsky
- Onegin & Captain — Eugene Onegin - Tchaikovsky
- Wig Maker & Harlequin — Ariadne auf Naxos - Strauss
- Innkeeper — The Fiery Angel - Prokofiev