He was an award-winner at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition (Vienna, 2000) and at Operalia Placido Domingo’s World Opera Contest (Los Angeles, 2000).

Андрей Бреус


Graduated from Rostov Music College and then in 1997 from the Russian Academy of Theatrical Arts, Moscow (Department of Music; Vladimir Matorin’s class). In 1995, he made his Novaya Opera debut, singing Misgir in a concert performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden. Since 1996, he has been the Novaya Opera soloist.


Stenio (Prokofiev’s Maddalena)
Shchelkalov (Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov)
Onegin (Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin)
Prince Yeletsky (Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades)
Mizgir (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden)
Grigory Gryaznoy (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride)
Aeneas (Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas)
Georges Germont (Verdi’s La Traviata)
The Doge (Verdi’s I Due Foscari)
Title role (Verdi’s Nabucco)
Gellner (Catalani’s La Wally)
Silvio (Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci)
Alfio (Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana)
Belcore (Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore)
Prince Andrei Bolkonsky, Denisov (Prokofiev’s War and Peace)
Conte di Luna (Il Trovatore)
Friedrich von Telramund (Lohengrin)
Demon (Rubinshtein’s The Demon)
Title role (Borodin’s Prince Igor)
Ibn-Hakia (Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta)
Figaro (Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia)
Marcello (Puccini’s La Bohème)
Sharpless (Puccini’s Madama Baterfly)
Valentin (Gounod’s Faust)

In 2007, he made his Bolshoi Theatre debut as Prince Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades, conductor Mikhail Pletnev, director Valery Fokin).
In 2008, he sang the role of Fyodor Poyarok (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia, Bolshoi Theatre and Teatro Lirico di Cagliari co-production, conductor Alexander Vedernikov, director Eimuntas Nekrosius).


Andrey Breus tours extensively in Russia and abroad, performing at leading opera houses, such as L’Opera-Bastille, The Royal Opera Covent Garden, Washington Opera, Los Angeles Opera, as well as at other theatres in Germany, Austria, Great Britain, Spain and the USA.
In 2002, he sang Afron at the Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, in a Maryinsky Theatre production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel, with L’Orchestre de Paris (conductor Kent Nagano).


He has taken part in the following compact disc recordings: Eugene Onegin (Novaya Opera production version, conductor Evgeny Kolobov, 2003); Masterpieces of Italian Opera (conductors Dmitry Volosnikov, Evgeny Samoylov, Valery Kritskov, 2003); a joint Novaya Opera and Savonlinna Opera Festival Chorus recording for which he sang arias from La Forza del destino and Pagliacci (conductor Kiesti Haatanen); The Golden Cockerel (recorded at the Theatre du Chatelet in 2002, conductor Kent Nagano, TDK DVD).