Zajchenko studied at the Russian Academy for Theatrical Arts with Anton Grigoryev.
His first five years as a singer were spent at the Komische Oper Berlin. From 1985 to 1989, he was a soloist with the Soviet
In 1989, he became a soloist at the Bolshoj, where he was to remain for the rest of his career. (If a singer like Zajchenko appeared
on the country's most important stage, and not only once, it means that at this point, the sorry modern operatic times had reached
also Russia.) He made guest appearances at the
Stanislavskij and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theater, in Samara, in Tashkent, as well as in Switzerland and Germany.
Repertory (complete): Manrico, Ernani, Radames, Alvaro, Riccardo, German, Andrej (Mazepa), Andrej Morozov (Oprichnik), Vodemon,
Lenskij, Prince, Don Juan (Kamennyj gost/The stone guest by Dargomyzhskij), Florestan, José, Lohengrin, Vladimir Igorevich,
Turiddu, Canio, Grigorij, Shujskij, Andrej Khovanskij, Gvidon, Lykov, Marquis (Igrok/The gambler), Albert (Skupoj rytsar/The miserly
knight by Rachmaninoff), Calaf, Cavaradossi, Verdi's Requiem.
Reference for the biographical information
Source for the picture and the repertory: Zajchenko's website