Vladimir Baykov, Bass Baritone


Lichtentaler Str. 13
D 76530 Baden - Baden, Germany
Tel. +49 7221 9029655

Over the past six years, Russian bass baritone Vladimir Baykov has made a name for himself as an interpreter of the operas of Richard Wagner. In June 2018 he made his debut as Wotan in Das Rheingold at the Hamburg State Opera, where he had also sung his first Klingsor in Achim Freyer’s new production of Parsifal, the Heerrufer in Lohengrin and Gunther in Götterdämmerung. He made his debut as Holländer at the Theater Magdeburg und returned to the Tiroler Festspiele Erl to sing Wotan in Die Walküre, a role he also portrayed at the Oper Leipzig in May 2019.

His season 2019/20 starts with performances of Kaspar in Der Freischütz at the Gran Théâtre de Luxembourg and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris. He will repeat this role later on this season at the Barbican Centre in London.

Since 2015 Vladimir Baykov has been a member of the ensemble at the Hamburg State Opera where is roles also included Narbal in Les Troyens, Mephistophélès in Gounod’s Faust, the title role in Prince Igor and Tomksy in Pique Dame, Peter in Hänsel und Gretel, and Kaspar in Der Freischütz.

To his most important past, non-Wagner, engagements belong Ruprecht in Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel under the baton of Leif Segerstam at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and at the Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, Salieri in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri at the Lugano Festival and in Turin with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, the title role in Boris Godunov at the Staatstheater Darmstadt and Sandoval in Donizetti’s Le Duc d’Albe at the Opera Vlaanderen Antwerp / Ghent.  He has also been a regular guest at the Finnish National Opera Helsinki, where he sang Vodnik in Rusalka and Bluebeard in A Kékszakállú herceg vára.

Vladimir Baykov’s concert engagements include performances at the Gasteig Philharmonic Hall, Munich, Frankfurt's Alte Oper, Berlin's Konzerthaus, the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as several appearances at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Kent Nagano, Hartmut Haenchen, Kirill Petrenko, Jaap van Zweden, Gianandrea Noseda, Paolo Carignani, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Valery Gergiev, Mikhail Tatarnikov, Gustav Kuhn, Antonello Allemandi, Alan Curtis, Vassily Sinaisky, Leif Segerstam, Stefan Soltesz, Tugan Sokhiev and Mikko Franck are among the conductors with whom he has worked, and he has given recitals in his native Russia and abroad, in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Japan.

Vladimir Baykov has recorded Louis Spohr’s Die letzten Dinge for Capriccio Records (conducted by Bruno Weil), Donizetti’s Le Duc d’Albe (under the baton of Paolo Carignani) and Jan van Gilse’s Eine Lebensmesse (conducted by Markus Stenz).

He has been prize winner of several prestigious competitions and was a scholarship holder of the Richard-Wagner-Association at the Bayreuth Festival.

Born in Moscow Vladimir Baykov graduated from the Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology as a Cybernetic Engineer before beginning his vocal studies at the Prokofiev Opera Studio in Moscow. He joined Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 1996, graduating with diplomas in solo singing and teaching in 2001.


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Béla Bartók
A Kékszakállú herceg vára (Bluebeard's Castle) – Bluebeard
Finnish National Opera Helsinki
Hector Berlioz
Les Troyens – Narbal
Staatsoper Hamburg
Georges Bizet
Carmen – Escamillo
Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg
Alexander Borodin
Knyas Igor (Prince Igor) – Igor
Samara Opera, New Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, English National Opera, Novaya Opera Moscow, Staatsoper Hamburg
Gaetano Donizetti
Le Duc d’ Albe – Sandoval
Opera Vlaanderen Antwerpen/Gent
Antonin Dvorák
Rusalka – Vodnik
Finnish National Opera Helsinki, Theater Bonn, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Oper Leipzig
Michail Glinka
Ruslan i Lyudmila – Ruslan
Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center Moscow
Charles Gounod
Faust – Mephistophélès
Theater Bonn, Teatr Wielki Warsaw, Staatsoper Hamburg
Engelbert Humperdinck
Hänsel und Gretel – Peter
Staatsoper Hamburg
Modest Mussorgsky
Boris Godunov – Boris
Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie Bruxelles, Staatstheater Darmstadt
Boris Godunov – Pimen
Teatro Regio Torino, Samara Opera House
Boris Godunov – Varlaam
Teatro Regio Torino
Sorochinskaya yarmarka – Cherevik
Theater Bonn
Carl Orff
Die Kluge – Der Bauer
Opera Studio Moscow
Sergei Prokofiev
Ognenny angel (The Fiery Angel) – Ruprecht
Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Teatro Colón Buenos Aires
Giacomo Puccini
Tosca – Scarpia
Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona (cover), Samara Opera House
Sergei Rachmaninov
Aleko – Aleko
Tver Philharmonic Orchestra
Francesca da Rimini – Lanceotto Malatesta
Russian State Company of TV and Broadcast
Francesca da Rimini – Vergil’s Ghost
Theater an der Wien
Alexander Raskatov
A Dog’s Heart – Professor Filip Filippovich Preobrazhensky (cover)
De Nationale Opera Amsterdam
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Mozart i Salieri – Salieri
Lugano Festival, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI Torino
Gioachino Rossini
Guillaume Tell – Gessler
Staatsoper Hamburg
Richard Strauss
Daphne – 1. Schäfer
Staatsoper Hamburg
Salome – Jochanaan
Novaya Opera Moscow
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Iolanta – Bertrand
Theater an der Wien
Iolanta – Ibn-Khakia
P.-I.-Tchaikovsky-Conservatory, Moscow
Pikovaya dama (Pique Dame) – Tomsky
Theater Bonn, Staatsoper Hamburg
Carl Maria von Weber
Der Freischütz – Kaspar
Staatsoper Hamburg, Théâtre de Caen, Grand Théâtre de Aix en Provence, Bozar Bruxelles, Theater an der Wien, Ludwigsburger Schloßfestspiele, Gran Theatre de Luxembourg, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris, Opéra de Rouen, Barbican Centre London
Richard Wagner
Der fliegende Holländer – Holländer
Theater Magdeburg
Götterdämmerung – Gunther
Nationaltheater Mannheim, Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg, Staatsoper Hamburg
Lohengrin – Heerrufer
Landestheater Innsbruck, Staatsoper Hamburg
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – Kothner
Nationaltheater Mannheim
Parsifal – Klingsor
Staatsoper Hamburg
Das Rheingold – Donner
De Nationale Opera Amsterdam
Das Rheingold – Wotan
Finnish National Opera Helsinki (cover), Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg, Staatsoper Hamburg
Die Walküre – Wotan
Finnish National Opera Helsinki (cover), Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg (cover), Tiroler Festspiele Erl, Oper Leipzig
Siegfried – Wanderer (cover)
Finnish National Opera Helsinki, Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg