We discovered Grigory Soloviov, a young singer that we had not known before, Russian, as his name suggests, and all the qualities that come with this one of the most popular arias of the bass repertoire... The youth of the performer gives him the unusual vitality. This is no more a representative of the high society of Saint Petersburg, draped in his dignity and his social stature, that is usually expressed with the dim velvety voice, but a young happy rival of Onegin.
November 2015, Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco, "Rigoletto"
And speaking of Sparafucile, the interpretation of this character made by the Russian bass Grigory Soloviov was a soothing balm. The homogeneity throughout the whole range of his voice, a round, bright timbre coupled with a good acting, the singer received a good applause and a deserved recognition in this review.
Grigory Soloviov and Timur Bekbosunov were the two Russians in principal parts and they seemed born to the music. Soloviov gave us an unflinching King Dodon with a powerful baritone verging on the bass.