Sergei Skorokhodov (Grigory) began his operatic career in 2007, when he joined the Mariinsky Theatre in performances alongside Anna Netrebko, Olga Borodina, and Maria Guleghina. Mr. Skorokhodov has performed at Festspielhaus Baden Baden, the Royal Opera in Stockholm, Metropolitan Opera in New York, Washington National Opera, and Welsh National Opera, among others. After his 2008 debut at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre as Grigory in Boris Godunov, he performed the role at the Bavarian State Opera. Recent highlights include performances of the title role in Lohengrin, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Cavaradossi in Tosca, Ivan in The Nose, Erik in The Flying Dutchman, Ismaele in Nabucco, Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Alfredo in La Traviata at the Mariinsky Theatre, Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Valencia Palau de la Musica, Chicago Lyric Opera, and Glyndebourne Festival. He makes his San Francisco Symphony debut at these performances.