Alexander Prokhorov-Tolstoy – singer (bass-baritone), pianist, stage director, choral conductor, composer, vocal instructor and vocal method creator and producer.
Mr. Prokhorov-Tolstoy grew up in a family with rich cultural traditions. Among his relatives are writer Alexey Tolstoy (great-grandfather), poet of silver century, and notorious interpreter of Shakespeare, Mikhail Lozinsky (great-grandfather), artist Ekaterina Tolstaya (mother), composer Dmitri Tolstoy, writer Tatyana Tolstaya (aunt), and many others. Literary, musical, and theatrical hobbies were a part of Alexander's childhood years and led him to pursue his artistic career. In 1989, Mr. Prokhorov graduated from Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory Academic Music College with a degree in piano performance and entered Moscow State Pedagogical University in Russia, where he studied chorus conducting.
In 1999, Mr. Prokhorov-Tolstoy moved to Boston, USA, where he received Master’s Degree in Opera performance at Longy School of Music, Bard College in 2002. Subsequently, Mr. Prokhorov continued to pursue his opera studies and received his Performance Certificate at Boston University Opera Institute in 2004. Mr. Prokhorov-Tolstoy worked with various Opera Companies.
His operatic roles include Don Pasquale from Don Pasquale, Raimondo from Lucia Di Lammermoor, Colline from La Boheme, Escamilio from Carmen, Prince Gremin from Eugene Onegin, Ferrando from Il Trovatorre, Bottom from A Midsummer Night's Dream, and many others.
Mr. Prokhorov-Tolstoy lives in Newton, Massachusetts, with his wife and producer of Commonwealth Lyric Theater, Irina Prokhorov, and has five sons and two daughters that are all being raised in best musical traditions.