Mikhail Svetlov

Bass

Bass Mikhail Svetlov’s career began at Wexford Festival Opera, and has since performed at many leading houses internationally.

Continue...

Video & Audio

Mikhail Svetlov | Working on the role of Varlaam | Boris Godunov | Mussorgsky | San Diego Opera

Aled Hall & Mikhail Svetlov | Flaminio & Archibaldo | L’amore dei tre Re | Opera Holland Park

Mikhail Svetlov | Bluebeard | Bluebeard’s Castle | Bartók | Opéra de Québec

Mikhail Svetlov | Giorgio | I Puritani | Bellini | Baltimore Lyric Opera

Known for the unique range, beauty, and penetrating dark timbre of his voice, as well as his outstanding acting ability, Mr.Svetlov’s early career saw him work as a company principal at the Bolshoi Theatre, where his roles included the title role in Boris Godunov, Gremin Eugene Onegin, Saltan The tale of Tsar Saltan, Mephistopheles Faust, Zaccaria Nabucco, Ferrando Il Trovatore, Sobakin The Tsar’s Bride, Dodon Le coq d’Or, Dosifey Khovanshchina, King René Iolanta, Mendoza Betrothal in a Monastery, Galitsky Prince Igor, and the Gusli player The Legend of the invisible city of Kitezh.

Recent engagements include his role and house debut as the Police Inspector Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Royal Opera House); King Raimondo Isabeau, and King Rene Iolanta  (Opera Holland Park); Grand Inquisitor Don Carlo (Caramoor Festival); King Rene Iolanta (Chicago Opera Theatre), and the title role in Boris Godunov (Chaliapin Opera Festival).

Previous seasons highlights include Zaccaria Nabucco (Bregenz Festspiele; Arena di Verona); Mityukha covering Varlaam Boris Godunov, and roles in the Nose and Prince Igor (Metropolitan Opera); the title role in Verdi’s Attila, Lorenz in the U.S première of Mathis der Maler, Don Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia, Banquo Macbeth, and Commendatore Don Giovanni (New York City Opera); Mephistopheles Faust (Houston Grand Opera; Opera de Bellas Artes; Palm Beach Opera; New Zealand Opera); Grand Inquisitor Don Carlo (Deutsche Oper Berlin; Bayerische Staasoper); Sparafucile Rigoletto (Hamburg Staatsoper; Opéra de Montréal); Ferrando Il Trovatore (Salzburg Festspiele); Dikój Katya Kabanova, Il Cieco Iris, Archibaldo L’amore dei tre Re, King René Iolanta, and Padre Guardiano La forza del destino (Opera Holland Park); and lead roles at Teatro alla Scala Milan, Santa Fe Opera, Teatro Colon, Opera de Bellas Artes, Mexico, Opéra de Québec, San Diego Opera, Arizona Opera, Opéra de Montréal, Florida Grand Opera, and Atlanta Opera,.     

Mr Svetlov is well known for his interpretation of Verdi's Messe de Requiem having performed at leading venues internationally in London, Paris, Moscow, Tokyo, Montreal, and throughout the USA. Further performances on the concert platform have seen him sing with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, RAI Orchestra, State Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Sarasota Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia, Rome.

Mikhail Svetlov is represented by Christopher Carroll Artist Management worldwide.
This biography is for information only and is not to be reproduced or altered without permission.

Other Artists

View
Máire Flavin
Soprano
View
Sion Goronwy
Bass
View
Jason Cox
Baritone
View
Jung Soo Yun
Tenor
View
Lancelot Nomura
Bass
View
Clarissa Meek
MEZZO-SOPRANO
View
Victor Hernández
Tenor
View
Alexandra Untiedt
Soprano
View
Samantha Hay
Soprano
View
Eddie Wade
Baritone
View
Stephen Anthony Brown
TENOR
View
Naomi Harvey
Soprano
View
Samuel Sakker
TENOR
View
Aled Hall
TENOR
View
Paul Charles Clarke
TENOR
View
Laura Woods
Mezzo-Soprano
View
Anne Sophie Duprels
Soprano
View
Gaynor Keeble
Mezzo-Soprano
View
Tom Smith
Tenor
View
Charles Johnston
BARITONE
View
Peter Gijsbertsen
Tenor
View
Maria Pia Piscitelli
Soprano
View
Jennifer Witton
Soprano
View
Monika-Evelin Liiv
Mezzo-Soprano
View
Rebecca Krynski Cox
Soprano
View
Timothy Richards
TENOR
View
James Cleverton
Baritone
View
Hannah Pedley
MEZZO-SOPRANO
View
Emma Brunton
Movement Director
View
Natascha Metherell
Director