Vladimir Ognovenko makes his Seattle Opera debut in the 2007 production of Don Giovanni. This Russian bass has sung often in Europe—at Teatro alla Scala, Vienna Staatsoper, Théâtre du Châtelet, and with Opéra National de Paris, among others—as well as in South America, Japan, and Israel. His Metropolitan Opera appearances include Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, Janacek’s Káta Kabanová, Verdi’s Don Carlo, Prokofiev’s War and Peace, and Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia. Other U.S. productions include Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov for Lyric Opera of Chicago; Prokofiev’s War and Peace, Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Tsar’s Bride for San Francisco Opera; and Borodin’s Prince Igor and Il barbiere di Siviglia for Houston Grand Opera. Earlier this season, he sang the title role of Boris Godunov at Orange County Performing Arts Center. In June, he sings the title role in Khovanshchina at Teatro Liceu in Barcelona. Honored by his native country with the title of “People’s Artist of Russia,” Ognovenko has also won two GRAMMY Awards.