Aleksey Kursanov | ©Gabriel Rollinson

The Russian tenor is a graduate of the Viktor Popov Choral Academy, where he studied with Dmitry Vdovin. He attended masterclasses with Placido Domingo, Enrique Mazzola, Luba Orfenova, Gregory Kunde and Ernesto Palacio, among others.

In 2021, he made his debut as Tamino/“The Magic Flute“ at the Novosibirsk Opera House and won 1st prize at the International José Carreras Grand Prix. In the same year, he made his debut as Tebaldo/“Capuleti e Montecchi“ at the Wexford Festival Opera.

In 2022, he took part in the Opera for Peace Summer Academy and completed the Bolshoi Theatre’s Young Artists Program.

He has been a member of the Bavarian State Opera’s Opera Studio since the 2022/23 season and has sung roles including Parpignol/“Boheme“, Vorsänger/“Eugene Onegin“ and Leutnant Bonnet/“War and Peace“.
His roles in the 2023/24 season include Officer/“Barber of Seville“, Leibbojar/“Boris Godunov“, Normanno/“Lucia di Lammermoor“, Giuseppe/“Traviata“, as well as Collatino and Boy in the new production of „Lucrezia/The Moon“. He also sings the tenor role in the Bavarian State Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky overtures.

In the future, he will remain associated with the Munich State Opera and will make his debut at Theater Kassel.