Banquo's great aria from Giuseppe Verdi's opera Macbeth: "Studio al passo mio figlio!"
Tchaikovsky. Evgenyj Onegin. Aria Gremina.
Alexander Anisimov, bass
Alexander Anisimov, a prize winner in the Glinka and Tchaikovsky Competition, has performed on stages around the world, such as the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Bolshoi Opera, and Paris Opera. The Russian bass, Alexander Anisimov, a prize winner in the Glinka and Tchaikovsky Competitions, made his debut as a soloist with the Bolshoi Opera in 1990, the same year he completed his studies, singing major roles in Tchaikovsky’s and Glinka’s A Life for the Tzar. Two years later, he made his international debut at the Paris Opera as the Old Convict in Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in a production that also traveled to La Scala, conducted by Myung Whun Chung.
He was invited to make his debut with La Scala, Milan, as The Grand Inquisitor in a new production by Franco Zeffirelli, of Verdi’s Don Carlo with Luciano Pavarotti, Samuel Ramey conducted by Riccardo Muti (EMI CD and video). He also performed at La Scala
as Commendatore at Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Muti. Anisimov sang Prince Gremin in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at the Chatelet Theater in Paris, conducted by Semyon Bychkov, which became an award-winning CD on the Philips label.
His Metropolitan Opera debut took place in 1994, as the Old Convict in Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk under the baton of James Conlon. A regular guest at the Metropolitan Opera, Anisimov appeared as Lodovico in the opening night production
of Verdi’s Otelia with Placido Domingo and Renee Fleming, conducted by James Levine, which was later telecasted over PBS (Deutsche Grammophon CD) In 2017 he sang a completely sold out recital concert with songs by Rachmaninov at Carnegie Hall in New York accompanied by his partner the great Polish pianist Beata Szalwinska. In connection with this series of Italian popular opera gala, it is possible to order the Rachmaninov concert with Alexander Anisimov accompanied by Beata Szalwinska.
Duet King Fillip II & The Great Inquisitor from
Giuseppe Verdi's opera Don Carlos.
King Fillip II performed by Samuel Ramey, bass
The Great Inquisitor, performed by Alexander Anisimov, bass
Songs by Sergei Rachmaninov
Alexander Anisimov, bass & pianist Beata Szalwinska have just made a contract with Hänssler Classic to publish Sergej Rachmaninov songs for voice and piano - and piano solo transcriptions.
The video above the front page of the cover CD - you can see and hear live excerpts from a recital concert Alexander Anisimov and Beata Szalwinska's perform songs by Rachmaninov.