Boris Pinkhasovich was born in St. Petersburg into a family of musicians. His exceptional musical talent was recognized early and he studied conducting and singing (with world-famous mezzo- soprano Irina Bogacheva) at the St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music.
Upon graduating cum laude in 2011, he was immediately engaged as a soloist at the prestigious Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, where he sang in numerous principal roles, such as Prince Yeletsky and Count Tomsky in “The Queen of Spades”, Giorgio Germont in “La Traviata”, Robert in “Iolanta”, Belcore in “L’Elisir d’amore”, Silvio and Tonio in “Pagliacci”, Lescaut in “Manon Lescaut”, Marcello in “La Bohème”, Graf Almaviva in “Le Nozze di Figaro” and Figaro in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”.
Soon afterward his international career took off with engagements as Shchelkalov in “Boris Godunov” at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, ROH Covent Garden and Opéra de Bastille, as Paolo Albiani in “Simon Boccanegra”, Onegin in “Eugen Onegin”, Sharpless in “Madama Butterfly”, Ford in “Falstaff”, Lescaut in “Manon Lescaut” and as Platon Kovalyov-an acclaimed debut in the leading role in Shostakovitch’s “The Nose” at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. Boris Pinkhasovich’s debut at the Vienna State Opera in 2018 as Figaro in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”, a resounding success, was followed by appearances as Onegin in “Eugen Onegin”, Sharpless in “Madama Butterfly”, Ford in “Falstaff”, Rodrigo in “Don Carlo”, Yeletsky in “The Queen of Spades”, Lescaut in “Manon Lescaut” and Marcello in “La Bohème”. He was Thésée in Enescu’s “Ödipe” at the Salzburg Festival, Robert in “Iolanta” in Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Schaunard in “La Bohème” at the Opéra in Monte Carlo and Sharpless in “Madama Butterfly” at the Semperoper Dresden.
Further important past engagements include Thésée in Enescu’s “Ödipe” with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski in the Royal Festival Hall in London and in Bucharest, Hanjar in Gounod’s “Le Tribut de Zamora” with the Munich Radio Orchestra in Prinzregententheater in Munich and in the Opéra Royal de Versaille, a Gala Concert at Chorégies d’Orange in France and a Hvorostovsky Memorial Concert at the ROH Covent Garden in London, where he was hailed by the press as “the new Hvorostovsky”.
Recent highlights have been performances as Prince Yeletsky in a new production of “The Queen of Spades” with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Kirill Petrenko at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden and the Berlin Philharmonie, as well as Boris Pinkhasovich’s acclaimed debut at Teatro alla Scala as Enrico in a new production of “Lucia di Lammermoor” in April 2023, preceded by an unexpected jump in as Marcello in “La Bohème” in the same theatre.
Boris Pinkhasovich’s 2023/2024 season brings him back to the ROH Covent Garden in London as Belcore in “L’Elisir d’amore”, the Bavarian State Opera as Sharpless in “Madama Butterfly” and Yeletsky in a new production of “The Queen of Spades”, the Vienna State Opera as Onegin in Dmitri Tcherniakov’s “Eugen Onegin” production and Ford in “Falstaff”, and also includes a recital at the festival “Klassik im Burghof” in Klagenfurt (Austria) and a Charity Concert “O sole nostro” at the Konzerthaus in Vienna.