He carved a prolific international career at the world’s most renowned stages – the Milan Scala, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Straatsoper in Wien, Opera de Lyon, Arena di Verona, Opera national de Paris, Royal Opera House in London, El Liceo in Barcelona, Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow,Teatro Real in Madrid, Salzburg Festival.
As a basso profondo, he was exceptional in the roles of Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra), Seneca (The Coronation of Poppea), Polifemo in Oratorio (Aci, Galatea and Polifemo), etc. Taking the role interpretations of basso cantabile, he sang in the operas – Ernani, Attila, Nabucco, Don Carlos, The Lombardians, Luisa Miller, Sicilian Nights, The Force of Destiny, Anna Bolena, Don Sebastian, Lucrezia Borgia, Marino Faliero, Favorita, Sonnambula, Lucia di Lammermoor, Puritani, Norma and others. As a bass-baritone in the operas Faust, The Damnation of Faust, The Tales of Hoffman, Robert le diable, etc. As a baritone, he took the stage away in the operas Falstaff, Tosca, Gianni Schicchi, Carmen, Flying Dutchman, Pirata, Francesca da Rimini, and so on. It is to his outstanding acting talent that he owes parts in a string of comic operas: The Barber of Seville, Love Potion, Don Pasquale.
He worked with the most prominent conductors, such as: Claudio Abbado, Carlos Kleiber, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Lovro von Matačić, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta etc. He also collaborated with some of the famous directors: Franco Zeffirelli, Ugo De Ana, Luca Ronconi, Werner Herzog, Chris Kraus, William Friedkin, Andrei Konchalovsky and others, and with the most distinguished opera stars, such as Joan Sutherland, Mirella Freni, Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo and others.