Boris Pinkhasovich was born in Saint-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 Saint-Petersburg Conservatory of Music.
Upon graduating cum laude in 2011, he was immediately engaged as a soloist at the prestigious Mikhailovsky Theatre in Saint-Petersburg, where he sang 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’Elesir 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 afterwards his international career took off with engagements as Shchelkalov in “Boris Godunov” at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, ROH Covent Garden and Opéra de Bastille, Onegin at the Bavarian State Opera in München and the Vienna State Opera. He appeared as Sharpless in “Madama Butterfly” at the Bavarian State Opera and made there his debut as Ford in “Falstaff”. He was Thésée in Enescu’s “Ödipe” at the Salzburg Festival, Robert in “Iolanta” in Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia and Schaunard in “La Bohème” at the Opéra in Monte Carlo.
Further important past engagements include Thésée in Enescu’s “Ödipe” with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski in Royal Festival Hall in London and in Bucharest, Paolo Albiani in “Simon Boccanergra” at the Bavarian State Opera. He was Hanjar in Gounod’s “Le Tribut de Zamora” with the Munich Radio Orchestra in Prinzregententheater in Munich and in the Opéra Royal de Versaille. He was soloist at a Gala Concert at Chorégies d’Orange in France and at the ROH Covent Garden Hvorostovsky Memorial Concert in London, where he was hailed by the press as “the new Hvorostovsky”.
Boris Pinkhasovich debut at the Vienna State Oper in 2018 as Figaro in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” was a resounding success, followed by appearances as Onegin in 2019 and Sharpless in “Madama Butterfly” in 2020. The current season 2021/2022 features important assignments and debuts:
Ford in “Falstaff”, Rodrigo in “Don Carlo” under Philippe Jordan, Yeletsky in “The Queen of Spades” and Lescaut in “Manon Lescaut” at the Vienna State Opera, an acclaimed debut in the leading role-Platon Kovalyov- in Shostakovitch’s “The Nose” at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, 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 in the Berlin Philharmonie.
Future engagements include performances at the Semperoper in Dresden (Sharpless), the Vienna State Opera (Figaro in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” and Marcello in “La Bohème”), the Bavarian State Opera (Lescaut in “Manon Lescaut”, Sharpless in “Madama Butterfly” and Yeletsky in “The Queen of Spades”), debut at Teatro alla Scala in Milan as Enrico in “Lucia di Lammermoor”, a return to the ROH Covent Garden in London as Belcore in “L’Elesir d’amore”, debut at the Zürich Opera as Enrico in “Lucia di Lammermoor” and at the State Opera Hamburg as Conte di Luna.