Mikhail Mikhailovich Kazakov |

Mikhail Mikhailovich Kazakov |

Mikhail Kazakov

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Mikhail Kazakov was born in Dimitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk region. In 2001 he graduated from the Nazib Zhiganov Kazan State Conservatory (class of G. Lastovski). As a second-year student, he made his debut on the stage of the Tatar Academic State Opera and Ballet Theater named after Mussa Jalil, taking part in the performance of Verdi’s Requiem. Since 2001 he has been a soloist with the Bolshoi Opera Company. Roles performed include King René (Iolanta), Khan Konchak (Prince Igor), Boris Godunov (Boris Godunov), Zakharia (Nabucco), Gremin (Eugene Onegin), Banquo (Macbeth) ), Dositheus (“Khovanshchina”).

Also in the repertoire: Don Basilio (Rossini’s The Barber of Seville), Grand Inquisitor and Philip II (Verdi’s Don Carlos), Ivan Khovansky (Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina), Melnik (Dargomyzhsky’s Mermaid), Sobakin (The Tsar’s Bride) Rimsky-Korsakov), the Old Gypsy (“Aleko” by Rachmaninov), Colin (“La Boheme” by Puccini), Attila (“Attila” by Verdi), Monterone Sparafucile (“Rigoletto” by Verdi), Ramfis (“Aida” by Verdi), Mephistopheles (“ Mephistopheles” Boitto).

He conducts an active concert activity, performed on the prestigious stages of Russia and Europe – at the St. European Parliament (Strasbourg) and others. Participated in performances of foreign theaters: In 2003 he sang the part of Zechariah (Nabucco) at the New Israel Opera in Tel Aviv, participated in a concert performance of the opera Eugene Onegin at the Montreal Palace of Arts. In 2004 he made his debut at the Vienna State Opera, performing the part of the Commendatore in the opera Don Giovanni by W. A. ​​Mozart (conductor Seiji Ozawa). In September 2004, he sang the part of the Grand Inquisitor (Don Carlos) at the Saxon State Opera (Dresden). In November 2004, at the invitation of Placido, Domingo sang the part of Ferrando in Il trovatore by G. Verdi at the Washington National Opera. In December In 2004 he sang the part of Gremin (Eugene Onegin), in May-June 2005 he sang the part of Ramfis (Aida) in performances of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein In 2005 he participated in the performance of G. Verdi’s Requiem in Montpellier.

In 2006 he performed the role of Raymond (Lucia di Lammermoor) in Montpellier (conductor Enrique Mazzola), and also took part in the performance of G. Verdi’s Requiem in Gothenburg. In 2006-07 sang Ramfis at the Royal Opera of Liege and the Saxon State Opera, Zacharias at the Saxon State Opera and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. In 2007, he took part in a concert performance of Rachmaninov’s operas Aleko and Francesca da Rimini at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow (Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev). In the same year, he performed in Paris at the Gavo Concert Hall as part of the Crescendo Music Festival. In 2008 he took part in the F. Chaliapin International Opera Festival in Kazan. In the same year, he performed at the festival in Lucerne (Switzerland) with the symphony orchestra of the St. Petersburg State Philharmonic Society (conductor Yuri Temirkanov).

Participated in the following music festivals: Basses of the XNUMXst Century, Irina Arkhipova Presents…, Musical Evenings at Seliger, Mikhailov International Opera Festival, Russian Musical Evenings in Paris, Ohrid Summer (Macedonia) , International Festival of Opera Art named after S. Krushelnitskaya.

From 1999 to 2002 became a laureate of several international competitions: young opera singers Elena Obraztsova (2002nd prize), named after M.I. .Tchaikovsky (I prize), the competition of opera singers in Beijing (I prize). In 2003, he won the Irina Arkhipova Foundation Prize. In 2008 he was awarded the title of People’s Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan, in XNUMX – the title of Honored Artist of Russia. Recorded the CD “Romances of Tchaikovsky” (piano part by A. Mikhailov), STRC “Culture”.

Source: Moscow Philharmonic website

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