Swiss-Ukrainian bass Vitalij Kowaljow has established himself as a leading exponent of more than forty roles and has appeared at prestigious venues worldwide, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala, Milan and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Highlights of the current season include Zaccaria (Nabucco) at the Bavarian State Opera and the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and Banquo (Macbeth) at the Liceu in Barcelona and the Teatro Regio in Turin. His debut as Wotan (Das Rheingold) at the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival under Valery Gergiev was highly acclaimed.
He has sung Zaccaria and Jacopo Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra) at the Liceu, Padre Guardiano (La forza del destino) and Gremin (Eugene Onegin) at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Walter (Luisa Miller) at the Zurich Opera, Banquo at Dutch National Opera, Padre Guardiano at the Bavarian State Opera, Giorgio (I puritani) and Zaccaria at the Vienna State Opera and Don Alfonso (Lucrezia Borgia) at San Francisco Opera.
On the concert platform Vitalij Kowaljow has worked with orchestras such as the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin and the San Francisco and Chicago Symphony Orchestras. He works regularly with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Plácido Domingo, Nicola Luisotti, Bertrand de Billy and Fabio Luisi.