Russian baritone Alexey Gusev graduated from the Rostov State Conservatoire with a degree in Master of Voice, Opera and Concert Singing.
He immediately joined the Rostov State Opera and Ballet Theatre as a Principal Baritone where his roles with the company included Papageno Die Zauberflöte, Count Almaviva Le Nozze di Figaro, Yeletsky The Queen of Spades, Robert Iolanta, Valentine Faust, Morales Carmen and Prince Radjami in Kalman Die Bajadere. He was then engaged at the Astrakhan State Theatre of Opera and Ballet for Yeletsky and Robert.
Alexey decided to move to the West to take up a scholarship at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. His performances of Napoleon & Andrei Bolkonski in a co-production of War and Peace with Scottish Opera attracted particular praise and other roles at the RCS included Smirnov The Bear and the title role of Milhaud Les Malheurs d’Orphée. Amongst his recent competition successes are the Tania and Tonia Webster Prize for Russian Song 2016 and the Clonter Opera Prize 2017.
A keen concert artist Alexey has appeared with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic / Vladimir Jurowsky in Prokofiev Semyon Kotko and at the Golden Mask, En Blanc et Noir, Malvern, Llandeilo and Salisbury Festivals. He numbers amongst his artistic collaborators the conductors Stuart Stratford, Alexander Polianichko, Andrey Anikhanov, Valery Voronin and Maurizio Dones.
Alexey was a Scottish Opera Emerging Artist where his roles included Robert Iolanta, Captain and cover Onegin Eugene Onegin; Wig-maker and cover Harlequin Ariadne auf Naxos and Innkeeper The Fiery Angel. He has sung Marcello La Bohème for Clonter Opera as well as Marullo Rigoletto and Kuligin Katya Kabanova for Scottish Opera and Carmina Burana with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Gregory Batsleer.
Alexey Gusev is represented for General Management. For all enquiries please contact Caroline Phillips firstname.lastname@example.org
Decades: A Century of Song – Volume 4: 1840-50 – Vivat
The last of these, Priznaniye (Confession) is entrusted to the Russian baritone, Alexey Gusev. His contribution to Volume 3 in this series impressed me and he makes a fine impression on this occasion also; he left me wanting more.
MusicWeb International, January 2020
Decades: A Century of Song – Volume 3: 1830-18 – Vivat
… delightful Russian songs… Baritone Alexey Gusev, with his dark, unmistakably Slavic timbre, dispatches these with elegance and point, patently relishing the verbal music of his native language. This is another young singer to watch.
Gramophone Magazine, September 2018
I enjoyed this Russian group and the principal reason is because they feature the Russian singer, Alexey Gusev whose voice was new to me. He is simply outstanding… Gusev has a wonderfully clear, immaculately-focused voice. Both his tone and his diction are crystal clear and his top register is glorious to hear. Alexander Alyabyev’s Chto poyosh’, krasa-devitsa (Why are you singing, O beautiful damsel?) strikes me as being somewhat of the salon but Gusev sings it ardently… The music of Alexander Varlamov’s More is turbulent and storm-tossed at first before moving into calmer waters. Gusev is adept at portraying both aspects. I admired all four of his contributions and I’m delighted to read that he will return in Volume 4 of this series.
MusicWeb International, September 2018
Puccini La Bohème – Clonter Opera
Russian Alexey Gusev (Marcello) is a natural actor as well as a very good baritone,
Manchester Theatre Awards, 20 July 2018
Tchaikovsky Iolanta – Scottish Opera
Alexey Gusev … proved a real find as Robert, prompting thoughts of all the baritone parts he might profitably sing for the company.
Opera, January 2018
Gusev …. grabbed his opening vocal solo as the princess’s intended with great style
The Herald, 30 October 2017
Alexey Gusev’s Robert is impressive and one to watch
Opera Critic, October 2017
Scottish Opera Highlights Tour
… the evening’s revelation is Russian-born baritone Alexey Gusev, who combines a Rolls-Royce of a voice with a natural gift for comic timing
Scottish Daily Express, 29 September 2017
Johann Strauss II Die Fledermaus – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Russian baritone Alexey Gusev every inch a skilful fixer
Bachtrack, 15 May 2017
Milhaud Les Malheurs d’Orphée – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Russian baritone Alexey Gusev was gloriously rich-voiced in the central role of Orphée
Bachtrack, 9 March 2017
Alex Gusev …. giving a compelling account of the title role
The Herald, 7 March 2017
Fleischmann Rothschild’s Violin
the evening was dominated by Russian baritone Alexey Gusev as the violin’s owner, Ivanov.
Opera Scotland, June 2014