Biography

Russian-Austrian baritone 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’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 afterwards, his international career took off with engagements at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (Shchelkalov in “Boris Godunov”, Marcello in “La Bohème” and Belcore in “L’elisir d’amore”), Opéra de Bastille (Shchelkalov in “Boris Godunov”), Opéra de Monte Carlo (Schaunard in “La Bohème”), Vienna State Opera (Figaro in “Barbiere di Siviglia”, Onegin in “Eugen Onegin”, Sharpless in “Madama Butterfly”, Ford in “Falstaff”, Rodrigo in “Don Carlo”, Lescaut in “Manon Lescaut”, Yeletsky in “Queen of Spades”, Marcello in “La Bohème”), Bavarian State Opera (Paolo Albiani in “Simon Boccanergra”, Onegin in “Eugen Onegin”, Ford in “Falstaff”, Sharpless in “Madama Butterfly”, Lescaut in “Manon Lescaut”, Platon Kovalyov in Shostakovich’s “Nos”, Rodrigo in “Don Carlo”, Yeletsky in “Queen of Spades”), Semperoper Dresden (Sharpless in “Madama Butterfly”), Teatro alla Scala (Marcello in “La Bohème” and Enrico in “Lucia di Lammermoor”).
He appeared as soloist at a Gala Concert at Chorégies d’Orange in France, at the Royal Opera House Hvorostovsky Memorial Concert in London, where he was hailed by the press as “the new Hvorostovsky”, at the Salzburg Festival (Thésée in Enescu’s “Ödipe”), at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden and the Philharmonie Berlin (Yeletsky in “Queen of Spades”).     
In the season 2024/2025 Boris Pinkhasovich will make debuts at the Metropolitan Opera as Marcello in “La Bohème” and at the Zurich Opera House as Enrico in “Lucia di Lammermoor”. He will return to the Vienna State Opera as Robert in a new production of “Iolanta” and as Yeletsky in “Queen of Spades”, to the Bavarian State Opera as Yeletsky in “Queen of Spades” and will make his role debut as Valentin in “Faust” at the ROH Covent Garden.