The main director of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre , Ph. D. in study of art, art director in the Opera and Drama Theatre DO Theatre, director of the Moscow Musical Theatre Helikon-Opera, a member of the Theater Union of the Russian Federation.

In 2006 he graduated from the Russian State Institute of Theatre Arts (studio of the Russian National artist D. Bertman), the faculty of musical theatre, with a specialization Actor of the Musical Theatre. He got a research degree at the Department of Directing and Acting of the Musical Theatre (2009). He presented a thesis titled Instruction methods for opera acting and directing, he then got a Ph. D. in Study of Arts. His works are published in scientific media.

Since 2002 and still he is a soloist and a director of the Moscow Musical Theatre Helikon Opera under D. Bertman, where he started out as Janek in Leoš Janáček Russian opera premiere, The Makropulos Affair, being a second year student of RSITA (the directing conductor is the USSR national artist G. Rojdestvensky). He played more than 15 characters of the theaters repertoire, including the following: Lensky, "Eugene Onegin" by Tchaikovsky; Count Belfiore, "The Pretend Garden-Girl" by Mozart; Don Basilio, " Le Mariage de Figaro" by Mozart; Acteon, Acteon, by Marc-Antoine Charpentier; Alexei, "Peter the Great" by Gretry; Nathaniel, "The Tales of Hoffmann" by Offenbach; Bardolph, "Falstaff" by Verdi, etc.

As a lead director in Helikon-Opera he worked on the performances: Strauss's "Bat", Prokofiev's "Love for Three Oranges", Rimsky-Korsakov's Sadko, Janáčeks "the Makropolus affair", "Kalmania" by Kalman's operettas, "Gershwin-gala" based on Gershwin's works, "Vampuka, African bride" by Ehrenberg , "The Pretend Garden-Girl" by Mozart.

Since 2006 he is a performer and a vocal teacher in Roman Viktyuks theatre. In years 2006 - 2013 he works as a professor of RSITAs Department of Acting and Directing of a Musical Theatre, from 2008 to 2011 he works as a director of Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre.

As a producer he worked on the following projects: "Man the player" (Homo Ludens) by Chechetko (Helikon Opera), "Marriage and the other horrors" for the 200th anniversary of Gogol (G. Vishnevskaya opera centre), "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk" by Shostakovich (M. Rostropovich Festival), "Insomnia" based on Dostoevsky's works and Butsko's opera (The DO Theater), Offenbach's Paris Life (M. Gorky Primorye Drama Theater), Stravinsky's Mavra (Primorye Opera and Ballet Theater), the heroic comedy Cyrano de Bergerac (M. Gorky Primorye Academic Regional Drama theatre, Vladivostok), drama performance dedicated to A. Tarkovsky and M. Terekhova with the music by M. Tariverdiev "I am another tree" (Tallinn, Estonia), the drama play "Antonio and Amadeus", "Punished libertine" - musical and dramatic performance based on Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni", Pushkins drama "The Stone guest" and the correspondence of the poet (Primorsky Academic Regional drama theater named after M. Gorky, Vladivostok.), "Russian soul of the music" - a drama concert dedicated F. Chaliapin, S. Lemeshev, Kozlovsky (as a part of charity event "Belaya Roza", by Svetlana Medvedeva Foundation for social and cultural initiatives) and other.

As a musical consultant and director of music scenes he took part in the following projects: "Dostoyevsky" (directed by V. Khotinenko), "Kuprin. Duel"(directed by A. Malyukov), Grigory Rasputin (directed by A. Malyukov).

He holds a State scholarship of Russian Federation Department of Culture and the one of the Theatre Union of the Russian Federation, owns a certificate of honour for high professional skills, artistic achievements in theatre life and great personal contribution in the development of Primorsky Kray musical culture.

He is a confirmed participant of the international Pacific meridian film festival among the ATP counties. He also organized and produced several international art projects in Japan (the literary-musical festival Living Russian Word, Tokyo), India (Jazz forever, New Delhi), Spain (Danza De Amor, Benidorm), Estonia (Portrait Gallery Tarkovski PEEGEL. Ma olen teine Puu, Tallin), Belorussia (Days of Russian culture, Minsk), confirmed jury member and of the organizers of Moscow Musical Theatre festival. He is a chairman of the judges in the International contest-festival of children and young people art the Talent Salut. Since 2017 he has been the NOVATs main director. He staged the following performances: "Turandot" quest-opera (2016), "Aida" fashion-opera (2016), "The Queen of Spades. The Game" opera (2016), Un Ballo in Maschera" thriller-opera (2017).

A director must be sincere
Alexey Smirnov, the winner of the international young opera directors competition Nano-Opera, who received a special diploma from the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet theatre, is now invited to pass training at the tehatre.
June 10, 2017