Alexey Zelenkov made his German debut in the spring 2022 as Michonnet in Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur in Düsseldorf. This season he is singing Scarpia Tosca with Deutsche Oper am Rhein as well as Ibn-Hakia Iolanta at Theater Kiel, where he also appeared at short notice as Amonasro Aida.
As a leading baritone at the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre NOVAT since 2014 he has performed a vast repertoire including the title roles of Rigoletto, Falstaff, Don Pasquale and Prince Igor, Germont La Traviata, Renato Un ballo in maschera, Amonasro Aida, Tonio I Pagliacci, Alfio Cavalleria rusticana, Scarpia Tosca, Marcello La Bohème, Escamillo Carmen, Tomsky The Queen of Spades, Shchelkalov Boris Godunov, Ibn-Hakia Iolanta, Mizgir Snegurochka (Snow Maiden), Gryaznoi The Tsar's Bride, Baron Skupoi ryzar (The miserly Knight), Lanceotto Malatesta Francesca da Rimini, Tobias Mill La Cambiale di Matrimonio, Bartolo Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Belcore L'Elisir d'Amore, Biterolf Tannhäuser and Bluebeard in Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle (A Kékszákallú herceg vára).
His other guest performances have included the title role of Rigoletto at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow in 2019. As Tomsky he has appeared in Krasnoyarsk and as Scarpia, Renato, Marcello and Robert Iolanta at the Mikhailovsky Theatre St. Petersburg. In 2018 he participated on a tour with NOVAT in South Korea.
Alexey Zelenkov obtained his diploma from the Novosibirsk State Conservatory in 2015. He won 2nd prize at the José Carreras Competition 2021, 1st prize at the Myasnikova Competition 2014 and 1st prize at the All-Russian National Competition 2014. He was twice winner of the prestigious Onegin Award in 2017 and 2020. For his portrayals of Renato, Tomsky and Tonio he received the award Paradise 2017 and the same award again in 2018 for his performance of Bluebeard in Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle.