Sergei Leiferkus has appeared with major opera companies and symphony orchestras in the West since the early 1980s, when he made his début with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Kurt Masur. Since then he has appeared frequently at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; the Vienna State Opera; the Opera Bastille, Paris; La Scala, Milan; San Francisco Opera; the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Netherlands Opera, Amsterdam; Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires and at the Edinburgh, Bregenz, Glyndebourne and Salzburg Easter Festivals. He has also appeared with orchestras such as the London Symphony, Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra under major conductors including Claudio Abbado, Valery Gergiev, James Levine, Bernard Haitink, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa and Sir Georg Solti. His operatic roles include Eugene Onegin, Mazeppa, Telramund, Klingsor, Pizarro, Amonasro, Don Carlo in La forza del destino, Scarpia, Don Giovanni, Mephistopheles in La damnation de Faust, Escamillo, Rangoni, Prince Igor, Iago, Nabucco, Macbeth, Simon Boccanegra and many others. Sergei Leiferkus has recorded for BMG/Conifer (with whom he has recorded the complete songs of Musorgsky, the first volume of which was nominated for a Grammy award, the second volume of which won a 1997 Cannes Classical award and the same year three of the CDs were awarded a Diapason d'Or), Decca, Philips, DG, Chandos, Sony and Teldec, and videos of his operatic performances are available on Kultur, RM Arts, National Video Corporation and others.