GRIGORY SOLOVIOV, BASS-BARITONE
Before completing his studies with the Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist's program in 2009, Russian-American bass-baritone Grigory Soloviov attended the prestigious Moscow State Conservatory. Mr. Soloviov has won or been placed as a fnalist in many prestigious vocal competitions globally, including the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions in Washington, DC, the XIII International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, and the Giulio Gari Foundation Competition. Mr. Soloviov performed on numerous stages across the world, among which are the Metropolitan Opera, Opéra de Dijon, Gran Teatro La Fenice, the Washington National Opera, Bolshoi Academic State Theatre, Royal Swedish Opera, Helikon-Opera, The Royal Swedish Opera, the Dallas Opera, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Oper an der Wien, Opéra National de Lyon, Opéra de Tours, Opéra De Montréal, the Palm Beach Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, The Grange Festival. His concert work includes appearances with such orchestras as the Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra and Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco. Between appearances on Russian stages, Mr. Soloviov is also in great demand as a judge for vocal competitions held across the nation.
December 2020, Opera de Dijon
Grigory Soloviov moves mountains with his titanic voice and expressive phrasing.
[Grigory Soloviov soulève des montagnes par son soutien titanesque et l’intelligibilité de ses lignes.]
Opera-online, Thibault Vicq
In the triple set of roles of Gigante/Sacripante/Gradasso the bass Grigory Soloviov is delightful and
Dans le triple rôle de Gigante/Sacripante/Gradasso, la basse Grigory Soloviov exulte et impressionne.
Olyrix, José Pons.
Sacripante and Ferrau in search of Angelica, will appear throughout the book. Their extraordinary duet from the first act will be just a taste of what we have to offer Grigory Soloviov (Gradasso and the equally impressive giant, “Portalo, ché mi takes un’immensa pietà”) andValerio Contaldo , who
will also sing Astofo, insensitive to love.
[Sacripante et Ferrau à la recherche d’Angélique, apparaîtront tout au long de l’ouvrage. Leur
extraordinaire duo du premier acte ne sera qu’un avant-goût de ce que nous offriront Grigory
Soloviov (Gradasso et le géant non moins impressionnants, «Portalo, ché mi prende un’immensa
pietà ») et Valerio Contaldo, qui chantera aussi Astolfo, insensible à l'amour.]
Forumopera, Yvan Beuvard
October 2019, Helikon-Opera, Iolanta
King Rene, "overprotective" Iolanta's father shows no mercy or condescension, thanks to the acting of a
wonderful bass Grigory Soloviov, the soloist of Helikon-Opera (where he sings a wide variety of roles...). His
appearance is underlined by his height, straight posture and iron will.
Music Life Magazine, Mikhail Krivitsky
Grigory Soloviov was a distinctive King Rene: excellent singing and a very detailed acting, revealing the
character outlined by the stage director.
To See the Music, Nadezhda Kuzyakova
Grigory Soloviov appeared to be a very high-quality, true King Rene, his hefty and skillful bass sounded
Musical Klondike, Alexander Matusevich
February 2019, Theater an der Wien, "Iolanta"
This shaman [Ibn-Hakia] was sung in a distinctive voice by Grigory Soloviov
[Gesungen wurde dieser Schamane [Ibn-Hakia] mit markanter Stimme von Grigory Soloviev]
Online Merker, Elena Habermann
Bass Grigory Soloviov as Ibn-Hakia... mastered and sang his aria „Dva mira: plotskij i duhovnyj“ very
[Bass Grigory Soloviov als Ibn-Hakia... meisterte seine Arie „Dva mira: plotskij i duhovnyj“ souverän]
Bachtrack, Alexandra Richter
November 2018, Teatro Degollado, Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco, "Turandot"
Grigory Soloviov was an impeccable Timur
[Grigory Soloviov fue un impecable Timur]
Sotto Voce, Lázaro Azar
February 2017, Helikon-Opera, "Rasputin"
Grigory Soloviov's (Rasputin) deep booming bass is truly hypnotizing; it puts you into some kind of trance. It
is chillingly beautiful.
Afisha.ru, Marina Pavlyuchenko
The character of Rasputin in this show was brilliantly portrayed by Grigory Soloviov, who joined the theatre
this season. His splendid voice, rich in colors, and distinct, unique acting skills are already familiar to the
regulars of Helikon-Opera. And now the artist enriched his repertory with a new signifcant role.