Born in 1988, character baritone Alexey Zelenkov graduated from the Novosibirsk State Conservatory in 2015. He was already an ensemble member of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in 2014, where he appeared on stage in the leading roles in his field. He sang the title characters in Verdi's "Rigoletto" and "Falstaff" as well as the Verdi roles Renato ("Un ballo in maschera") and Amonasro ("Aida"). In addition, he was, among others as Scarpia (Puccini "Tosca"), Belcore (Donizetti "L'elisir d'amore"), Marcello (Puccini "La Bohème"), Escamillo (Bizet "Carmen"), Tonio (Leoncavallo "I Pagliacci"), Alfio (Mascagni "Cavalleria rusticana"), Biterolf (Wagner "Tannhäuser"), Count Tomski (Tchaikovsky "Pique Dame"), Ibn-Hakia (Tchaikovsky "Iolanta"), Misgir (Rimsky-Korsakov "Snowflake"), Dr. Falke (J. Strauss Sohn "Die Fledermaus"), Escamillo (Bizet "Carmen"), Il Conte di Almaviva (Mozart "Le nozze di Figaro") or as Duke Bluebeard in Bartók's "Duke Bluebeard's Castle". In 2019 Alexey Zelenkov made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow as Rigoletto. Guest engagements have also taken him to the Novaya Opera in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Krasnoyarsk and the Kiel Theatre, among others. He has been awarded several prizes, most recently 2nd prize in the José Carreras Competition 2021. Alexey Zelenkov has already appeared as Michonnet in Cilea's "Adriana Lecouvreur" and Scarpia at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. He has been an ensemble member here since the 2023/24 season and can be heard as Giorgio Germont (Verdi "La traviata"), Tonio and Sharpless (Puccini "Madama Butterfly"). As Don Bartolo (Rossini "Il barbiere di Siviglia") he makes his house debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.