Mikhail Svetlov
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"The evening, indeed, was rich in deep voice, with Mikhail Svetlov....first rate."

New York Times

Boris   Celebrated bass Mikhail Svetlov is known for the unique range and beauty of his voice as well as his outstanding acting ability, his voice described by the Washington Post as a Titanic, all encompassing, penetrating.

Mr. Svetlov was nominated for a 2003 Grammy Award for recording of Stravinsky; also was honored Telerama Award (France) for recordings of the world premier of Rachmaninov's The Miserly Knight and Serov's Judith on Le Chant du Monde. He is well known for his performances of Verdi's Requiem throughout the world, including Paris, Moscow, Tokyo, and Montreal and is the first Russian bass to ever perform the title roles in Don Giovanni and The Flying Dutchman.


Don Giovanni 
  Mr. Svetlov studied piano, choral conducting and graduated as a singer from Moscow State Conservatory. International career began with a very prestigious and successful debut at the Wexford Festival. Since winning the prestigious Viotti Competition International, praised for his rare technique in the bell canto style, Mr. Svetlov was admitted to the permanent troupe of the Bolshoi Theater, as a principle soloist.


Don Giovanni  
  Mikhail has been an acclaimed guest at many of the world's opera companies, festivals and orchestras including:
Teatro Carlo Felice; Arena di Verona; New York City Opera; Houston Grand Opera; Florida Grand Opera; Baltimore Opera; Atlanta Opera Company; San Diega Opera; Santa Fe Opera; Deutshe Oper Berlin; Bayerische StateOpera; Hamburg Staatsoper; L'Opera de Montreal; Opera de Bellas Artes;New Zeland Opera; Bolshoi Theatre; Teatro Colon ; the artist tour at the MET and Teatro Alla Scala with Bolshoi Theatre.


Prince Gremin  
Bregenz Festspiele, Salzburg Festival (Austria); Gstaad Festival
(Switzerland ); Holland Park Opera Festival; Edinburgh Festival; Britten's Festival ( UK ); Chalyapin's Festival (Russia ); London Symphony Orchestra; Berliner Filarmoniker; Royal Scottish Orchestra; State Symphony Orchestra of Russia; American Symphony Orchestra; RAI Orchestra.



  Mikhail Svetlov performed under baton of Claudio Abbado, Nello Santi, Roberto Abbado, Antal Doraty, Aleksander Lazarev, Hans Graf, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Iegudy Menuhin ,Eve Queller, Leon Botstein, Yury Temirkanov, Eugeny Svetlanov, Richard Buckley, James Meena, Enrike Patron ,Ulf Shirmer.


With Renata Scotto   
Julius Cesar  
  Some recent highlights include: This past seasons, he has performed with the Opera de Bellas Artes, Walter in Luisa Miller, and Banquo in Macbeth, Baltimore Opera as Giorgio in I Puritani, recital with the Smithsonian Institution, 13 and 14 Symphonies by Shostakovich with the Royal Scottish Orchestra, Osmin in Abduction from Seraglio and Scarpia in Tosca with Atlanta Opera, Opera de Bellas Artes, Florida Grand Opera, Mephistopheles in Faust with New Zealand Opera, Varlaam in Boris Godunov with San Diego Opera, Archibaldo in L’amore Dei Tre Re, Bluebeard in Bluebeard Castle with Quebec Opera, Verdi Requiem in Detroit and Kansas City, Mozart and Salieri with Saint Paul Orchestra.


Mikhail SvetlovMikhail Svetlov   
Upcoming 2013-14 engagements include Gala recitals in Russia and Latvia, Opera Gala in Palermo Italy, role of Inquisitore in Don Carlos with Caramoor Festival, role of Abimelech in Samson and Delilah with San Diego Opera, 13th Symphony by Shostakovich with Buffalo Symphony Orchestra, 9th Symphony by Beethoven with Sarasota Orchestra, Role of Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra with Kentucky Opera, Nose and Prince Igor production with the MET.

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