Since his acclaimed debut at the Metropolitan Opera singing Andrei Bolkonsky (War and Peace), Alexey Markov has already returned as Tomski in Pique Dame, Marcello in La Boheme, Il Conte di Luna (Il Trovatore) and Valentin (Faust). During the 2013-2014 season at the Met, Markov is performing in La Bohéme and makes his San Francisco Opera debut in the opera in 2014. His 2012/2013 season included his debut in a new production of Il Trovatore at the Bayerische Staatsoper and debut at the Verbier Festival. Hailed by the press in summer 2009 as Robert in a new production of Iolanta in Baden-Baden (for DVD release), he then opened the 2009/10 season as Onegin marking his debut at the Zurich Opera and returns there for several productions in the 2012/13 (Nottingham in Roberto Devereux and Enrico in Lucia di Lamermoor) and 2013/14 (Tomski in Pique Dame and Nottingham in Roberto Devereux) seasons. Summer 2011 saw a dazzling Salzburg Festival debut in Iolanta and later that year he made his debut in Amsterdam in a new production of Rimisky-Korsakov's Invisble City of Kitezsh and in Madrid in a new production of Iolanta. Previously, he made his French debut at the Opera de Lyon as both Eugene Onegin and Prince Yeletsky, sang Eugene Oneguin in Monte-Carlo and Di Luna at the Opera de Bordeaux as well as in a concert performance at the Theatre Champs Elysees in Paris. He also sang Iago in a new production of Otello at the Semperoper Dresden, Scarpia (Tosca) in Frankfurt and Renato in a new production of Un Ballo in Maschera at the Graz Opera Theater.In addition, Markov has appeared with the Mariinsky Opera Company in Rotterdam, at the Deutsche Oper, the Mikkeli Festival (Finland), the Lincoln Center (New York) and was seen with them at the Barbican Hall (London) singing Prince Yeletsky. He has given solo recitals in Finland, Germany, Britain, France, Austria and Turkey and has been invited for concert programs at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow and is a soloist on the London Symphony Orchestra's recording of Mahler's eighth symphony, performed also in concert with the LSO at Carnegie Hall. Native of Vyborg, northwest Russia, Markov joined the Academy of Young Singers of the Mariinsky Theatre and went on to win the Rimsky-Korsakov Vocal and the Obratsova Vocal Competitions and was awarded the second prize the Dresden Bel Canto Competition.