Baritone (Andrei Shchelkalov)
This season, baritone Aleksey Bogdanov (Andrei Shchelkalov) makes his debut with Arizona Opera as Scarpia in Tosca and with Sarasota Opera as Sebastiano in d’Albert's Tiefland. He also appears as Lionel in Tchaikovsky’s The Maid of Orleans with Odyssey Opera in Boston and in Anton Rubinstein’s Demon with Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. A graduate of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, Mr. Bogdanov received additional training as a young artist with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, the Glimmerglass Festival, and San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program. He is a two-time winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions, a two-time winner of the Florida Grand Opera YPO competition, and a career grant recipient from the Sullivan Musical Foundation, the Shoshana Foundation, San Francisco Opera Merola Program, and Pasadena Opera Guild. He makes his San Francisco Symphony debut at these performances.