“… One of the finest and most agitating tenor voices nowadays, his top notes have the golden glint of a queer fellow and his voice sounds so solid as Gedda “ wrote for example the Irish Times.
Vsevolod finished his studies in singing and choir conducting at the Russian Music Academy Gnessin in Moscow. Shortly thereafter he became soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre and started his international career, which brought him to many renowned opera houses in Europe and America, such as the Scala in Milan, Covent Garden London, Opéra Bastille Paris, the Grand Théatre de Genève, Teatro Real Madrid, the German Opera Berlin as well as the State Opera Berlin, Los Angeles Opera and San Francisco Opera. He sung under the baton auf famous conductors such as G. Rozhdestvensky, D. Runnicles, M. Tilson-Thomas, J.Conlon, K.Järvi, J.Temirkanov and very often under the three Jurovskys: Michail, Vladimir and Dmitri.
His wide repertoire includes Leicester in Donizetti’s ANNA BOLENA, Don Ottavio in Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI, several tenor heroes in Verdi’s operas (Riccardo/UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, Rodolfo/ LUISA MILLER, DON CARLO, Radames/AIDA, Alvaro/FORZA DEL DESTINO). He sings Maurizio in ADRIANA LECOUVREUR, Don José in CARMEN as well as nearly all tenor roles of the Russian repertoire.
Furthermore Vsevolod is an active concert singer and invited to important concert halls, to sing different works such as Verdi’s REQUIEM, Rossini’s STABAT MATER, Rachmaninoff’s and Tchaikovsky’s ROMEO AND JULIA, as well as Stravinsky’s OEDIPUS REX and LES NOCES. There also exists a variety of CD’s under the collaboration of Vsevolod Grivnov.
In 2015 he sang his first Loge (Das Rheingold) in a concert in Odense and returned there for a new production of the opera in spring 2018. He also sang this role with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro Jurowski in January and he will return to sing with the LPO in November. In octobre he will sing in the tenor role in Mahler’s 8th Symphony. In Moscow he had a great success with Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde and in 2019 he will make his debut in Zemlinsky's Die florentinische Tragödie in Tokyo adding another German role to his repertoire.