Russian bass-baritone Vladimir Baykov has been a resident artist at the Staatsoper Hamburg since autumn 2015. He has made his name in last years with dramatic parts such as Wotan and Wanderer. His guest appearances have led him to the Mariinsky Theater, De Nederlandse Opera, Vlaamse Opera, Oper Bonn, Oper Köln, Oper Frankfurt, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Theater Erfurt, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, Teatro Regio di Torino, Finnish National Opera, Opera Malmö, Aalto Theater in Essen, English National Opera in London, Teatr Wielki in Warzaw, Teatro Nacional de Saõ Carlos in Lisbon, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Bruxelles, Theater an der Wien, Theater St.Gallen, Tyrolean Festival in Erl.
Vladimir Baykov’s repertoire consists of bass-baritone, dramatic baritone and bass roles with a wide spectrum from Alidoro, Leporello, Peter (Hänsel und Gretel), to Heerrufer, Donner, Jochanaan, Gunter, Wotan and Wanderer, Ruprecht (Prokofiev’s The fiery angel), Tomsky (The Queen of Spades), and to Kaspar (Der Freischütz), Silva (Ernani), Vodnik (Rusalka), Méphisto, Colline, Oroveso, Boris Godunov, Pimen and Varlaam. In 2015 he portrayed the title role of A.Lubchenko’s opera Dr.Zhivago in the world premiere at Theater Regensburg.
Vladimir Baykov graduated from the Moscow State Conservatoire in 2001. He is a prizewinner of several competitions, such as Mirjam Helin Competition 1999 in Helsinki, “Neue Stimmen” 1999 in Gütersloh, Maria Callas Competition 2001 in Athens, Belvedere Competition 2001 in Vienna and Queen Elizabeth Competition 2004 in Bruxelles.