In 1996, he graduated from the actors’ faculty of Russian Academy of Theatre Art. In 2002, he graduated from the vocal faculty of the Moscow State Conservatoire (Yuri Grigoiev’s class). Since 2001, he was been soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company.
Repertoire at Bolshoi: Vyazemsky, Bomelius (The Maid of Pskov), Baron Douphol (La Traviata), Afron, Polkan (The Golden Cockerel), Schaunard, Colline (La Boheme), Carnival-scarecrow, Misgir, Bermyata, Second Town Crier (The Snow Maiden), Pantalone, King of Clubs (The Love for Thee Oranges), Virgily (Francesсa da Rimini), A Sacristan (Tosca), Ping (Turandot), A Company Commander (Eugene Onegin), Narumov, Tomsky (Queen of Spades), Ibn-Hakia, Bertrand, King Rene (Iolanta), Mathias Wiessman, Inquisitor (The Fiery Angel), Police Sergeant, Mill-hand (The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), Vocal Solo (ballet Leah to music by Leonard Bernstein, Alexei Ratmansky production), Kela (Desyatnikov’s The Children of Rosenthal), Yakuside (Madama Batterfly), Speaker (Die Zauberflote), Old Footman, Metivier, Aide-de-camp, French Officer (War and Peace), Andrei Shchelkalov, Mityusha, Nikitich (Boris Godunov), Dancairo, Zuniga (Carmen), Singing beggar (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia), High Priest of Bel (Nabucco), Second Apprentice (Wozzeck), Frank (Die Fledermaus), Police inspector, notary (Der Rosenkavalier), Ivan Zhuran, Kudma (The Enchantress), Marquis D’Obigny (La Traviata), An arm-chair, A tree (L’enfant et les Sortilèges), Alessio (La sonnambula), Daland (Der fliegende Holländer), A Monk (Don Carlo), Malyuta Skuratov (The Tsar’s Bride), Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte), Bertrand (The Maid of Orleans), The Old Robber Woman, The Second Troll, Reindeer (The Story of Kai and Gerda), Count Ceprano (Rigoletto), Don Bartolo (Le Nozze di Figaro), Bass I (Stravinsky’s Renard in the performance The Fables of the Vixen, the Duckling and Balda), Seargeant (Katerina Izmailova), Don Carlos (The Stone Guest), Brander (La Damnation de Faust), Bosun (Billy Budd), Rogozhin (The Idiot), Don Pasquale (Don Pasquale), Count Tomsky/ Zlatogor (The Queen of Spades), Silvano (Un Ballo in Maschera), Police Sergeant (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Barone di Trombonok (Il Viaggio a Reims).
Also in repertoire: Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Emperor (The Nightingale), Judas (Marie-Magdeleine), Yuri Butsko’s monoopera The Notes of a Madman, and other.
Nikolai Kazansky tours in Russia and abroad.
Performed regularly with the annual Grand festival of Russian National Orchestra. Collaborates with Theater « School of Dramatic Art ».