Since winning the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2002, baritone Anton Belov has expanded his career to reach major opera houses and concert halls across the United States. Highlights from the 2007–08 season include the Boston premiere of Oswaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar with Opera Boston, his portrayal of Count di Luna in Il trovatore with Anchorage Opera, excerpts from Gian Carlo Menotti’s Consul at Chicago Chamber Opera and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria with the Pioneer Valley Symphony. He also sang Messiah at Avery Fisher Hall with the Peniel Concert Choir and gave a recital under the auspices of New York Festival of Songs. Belov’s recent operatic performances include the title role in Delaware Opera’s production of Don Giovanni, Masetto with Boston Baroque, John Sorel in The Consul (Menotti) with Opera Boston and Chamber Opera of Chicago, Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro and Ping in Turandot with the New Jersey Opera Theater, Malatesta in Don Pasquale with Opera Providence, and Elijah with the Worcester Festival Chorus. A native of Moscow, Anton Belov holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from The New England Conservatory, an Artist’s Diploma and a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School. A specialist in Russian lyric diction, he is the author of Russian Opera Libretti in Word-to-Word Translation and IPA Transcription and the Anthology of Russian Arias (Leyerle Publications 2004-06).