Opera News hails Denis Sedov for "tall and commanding, gifted with a splendid physique and a bass to match" and his ability to "seduce with his voice as well as with his presence." In the 2012-13 season, he premieres a song cycle by Carlos Alberto Vazquez with the Puerto Rico Symphony. He also reprises the Chamberlain in Le rossignol at the Teatro Municipal in São Paulo; and sings Hunding in Die Walküre and Verdi's Requiem with the Orquesta Filarmônica de Minas Gerais and Bach's Christmas Oratoriowith the Mitteldeutsches Kammerorchester on Sylt Island.
Mr. Sedov's recent international engagements include his debut with the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Leporello in Don Giovanni under the baton of Riccardo Muti at Teatro alla Scala, and Colline in La bohème at Paris Opera. Also in Paris, he sang the title role in Don Giovanni and Count Rodolfo in La sonnambula at the Opéra Comique as well as in Florence. Further performances include Il Re di Scozia in Ariodante at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Don Profondo in Il viaggio a Reims with La Monnaie, Timur in Turandot at Opéra de Montréal, King Henry VIII in Anna Bolena in Torino, Selim in Il turco in Italia in Marseille, Mustafa in L'italiana in Algeri with Opéra du Rhin, Walter in Luisa Miller in Bordeaux, the tutor in Le Comte Ory in Toulouse, Oroveso in Norma and Colline in La bohème at the Teatro Colón, Don Giovanni at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Rossini'sMaometto Secondo in Strasbourg, Colline in La bohème, more performances of Ariodante with Les Musiciens du Louvre, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte with Opéra de Lyon, Frere Laurent in Roméo et Juliettewith L'Opéra de Montreal and at the Teatro Municipale Giuseppe Verdi di Salerno, and Escamillo in Carmen with the Asociacion Gayarre Amigos de la Opera in Pamplona. He has also sung further performances of Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte and Seneca in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea at Aix-en-Provence in a production that he repeated in Vienna and Paris as well as Somnus in Semele at the Aspen Music Festival.
He made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Colline in La bohème after having been one of very few non-American singers ever invited to join the company's prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development. He has since joined the company Orlick in Mazeppa and on tour in Japan for its production of Don Giovanni. Other American engagements include Nourabad in Les pêcheur de perles with Washington National Opera; Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor with Pittsburgh Opera, Giorgio in I puritani with Seattle Opera; Escamillo in Carmen and Achilla in Giulio Cesare with San Francisco Opera; Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte with Atlanta Opera; Assur in Semiramide with Minnesota Opera; Leporello inDon Giovanni with Palm Beach Opera; Méphistophélès in Faust, Gremin in Eugene Onegin, Colline in La bohème, and Lodovico in Otello with Cincinnati Opera; and Il Re in Aida at the Aspen Music Festival.
He recorded Handel's Ariodante with Marc Minkowski conducting Les Musiciens du Louvre (Deutsche Grammophon). He also recorded the role of Soliony in the world premiere of Trois Soeurs by Peter Eötvös (Deutsche Grammophon), having originally performed by the role at Opéra de Lyon and the Chatelet. He also joined the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Pierre Boulez for Berlioz' Roméo et Juliette (also on Deutsche Grammophon) and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for Colline in La bohème conducted by Robert Spano (Telarc).
Denis Sedov is an equally engaging concert singer, and recently joined Christoph Eschenbach and the L'Orchestre de Paris for Mahler'sSymphony No. 8 (performances of which have been released commercially on DVD) as well as the Quebec Symphony and Vancouver Symphony for the same work. He has sung Chamberlain in concert performances of Stravinsky's Le rossignol with Robert Spano conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchesra in Atlanta and on tour to Carnegie Hall in addition to joining the orchestra for Rachmaninoff's The Bells. He also also sung Seder Leader in Dessau's Hagadah Shel Pessach with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Mendelssohn's Elijah and Berlioz's L'enfance du Christ at the Spoleto Festival U.S.A., Mozart'sRequiem with the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira, Shostakovich's Song of the Forest at the Grant Park Music Festival, further performances of Rachmaninoff's The Bells with the Orquesta del Palau de la Musica in Valencia, Prokofiev's Ivan the Terrible with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga, and the world premiere of Carlos Alberto Vazquez's Requiem Domesticus at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico. He sang Haydn'sCreation for the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp with Minkowski conducting and in Bordeaux. The bass made his debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic singing Verdi's Requiem and San Francisco Symphony with Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. He has also appeared with major orchestras throughout Israel including the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlioz' Damnation of Faust and Verdi's Otello under the baton of Pappano. He sang Zoroastr in Orlando and Bach's St. Matthew Passionwith Al Ayre Español. A worldwide audience of television viewers saw Mr. Sedov sing the Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in Japan conducted by Seiji Ozawa as part of the winter Olympics in 1998.