Gennadi Dubinsky was born and educated in Russia and, in the 1980s, was a soloist with both the State Theatre of Operetta and Moscow State Concert organization performing major roles in Kalman’s Circus Princess, Strauss’ Die Fledermaus and Ptichkin’s Women’s Revolt. During this period, Gennadi performed in many concerts and frequently appeared on radio and television.
In 1992, Gennadi moved to Australia and, since that time, has built up an impressive list of musical and acting credits. He has appeared as soloist with the SBS Youth Orchestra, the Sydney Concert Orchestra and many clubs and entertainment centres. For many years, Gennadi was a featured artist on Opera Afloat – a nightly performance of operatic highlights performed on the waters of Sydney Harbour.
Gennadi was a featured member of the Showstoppers troupe starring Maggi Scott which won the Mo Award in 1998 for ‘Best Show of the Year’. He has also performed his one-man show in the style of Ivan Rebroff winning praise for his interpretation both of operatic arias and Russian songs. Gennadi has toured this show to Russia and Turkey.
In 2007, he covered leading roles in Il trovatore and Don Giovanni for Opera Australia. The following year, he sang Sarastro in The Magic Flute and Timur in Turandot for Opera Queensland and covered major roles in Rigoletto for State Opera of South Australia.
In 2009, Gennadi Dubinsky became a full-time soloist with Opera Australia. Since then, he has sung Ramphis in Aida, Lorenzo in I Capuleti e i Montecchi, The Priest in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and took principal bass roles in La fanciulla del West, Le nozze di Figaro, Macbeth and Rigoletto; he also sang Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro for New Zealand Opera in Auckland and Wellington.
Recent concert appearances have included those with the Sydney Symphony (in Pique Dame), Sydney Philharmonia (in Carmen) and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (in Verdi’s Requiem).
In 2014, Gennadi Dubinsky sang Monterone in Rigoletto for Opera Australia and appeared as The Bonze in Madama Butterfly for Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. He returns to the national company in 2015 as The King in Aida, The Mandarin in Turandot and Dr. Grenvil in La Traviata.