As stage director he collaborated with such theatre companies, as Royal Swedish Opera, Liceu Opera Barcelona, Canadian Opera Company, Mariinsky Theatre, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Finnish National opera, National Theatre Mannheim, Latvian National Opera, Estonia Theatre, New Zealand Opera, Opera de Massy among others.
He is the People’s Artist of the Russian Federation (2005), winner of the “Golden Mask” National Theatre Prize, Award "Gvozd Sezona", Stanislavsky Prize, Moscow City Government Prize, State Prize of Estonia. He has been awarded the Order of Friendship and the Order of Academic Palms (Officer).
He is the professor (chairman of department) at Russian Academy of Theatre Arts. His productions were included in the festival programs in Wexford (Ireland), Ludwigsburg (Germany), Merida and Santander (Spain), Radio France Festival (France), Ravenna Festival (Italy), Saaremaa Opera festival (Estonia). Starting from 2020 he will also become the artistic director of Birgitta Festival in Estonia.