Sergey PolyakovSergey Polyakov graduated from Russian Institute of Performing Arts GITIS. In 2005–2007, he studied at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre. While still a student, he performed Alméric in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, Lensky in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Le Remendado in Bizet’s Carmen, Lykov and Bomelius in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Tsar’s Bride and participated in international festivals.
Since 2008, he has been a soloist of the New Opera Theatre in Moscow. At the New Opera Theatre, he performs Herman in Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades, Shuysky in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Khovansky in Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, Mikhail Andreyevich Tucha in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Maid of Pskov, Eisenstein in Struss’s Der Fledermaus, Ismail in Verdi’s Nabucco, Manrico in Verdi’s Il trovatore, Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, and Radamès in Verdi’s Aida. He also performed Charles VII in Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco, Turiddu in Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, Radu in Leoncavallo’s Gli zingari and Oronte in Verdi’s I Lombardi alla prima crociata in concerts.
In season 2017/2018, Sergey Polyakov performed the title role in Verdi’s Don Carlos at the Israeli Opera, Radamès at the Mannheim National Opera, Sergei (Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) at the Berlin German Opera. In season 2018/2019, he made his debuts at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Herman under the baton of Antonio Pappano, at the Massimo Bellini Theatre as Count Loris Ipanov (Giordano’s Fedora), and at the Estonian Opera as Dick Johnson (Puccini’s La fanciulla del West). In season 2018/2019, he also performed Herman at the German Opera in Berlin and Canio at the Latvian Opera. In 2020, he made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre.
The singer performed Shostakovich’s From Jewish Folk Poetry at the Carnegie Hall in New York, Sergei in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (in concert) at the 3rd International Rostropovich Festival, and participated in the Santander International Festival, May Opera Evenings Festival in Macedonia and Yuri Bashmet Festival in Minsk.