Guest of the Opera
Bass Mikhail Kazakov was born in 1976 in Dimitrovgrad, Russia. In 2001, he completed his studies at the Kazan Conservatory, and in the same year he joined the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company as soloist, singing leading Russian and Italian roles. In 2003, he sang the part of Zaccaria (Nabucco) at the New Israel Opera, Tel Aviv. In 2004, he debuted at the Vienna State Opera as the Commendatore in Don Giovanni (conductor Seiji Ozava), sang the Grand Inquisitor (Don Carlo) at the Dresden Semperoper, Ferrando (Il trovatore) at the Washington National Opera (he was invited by Plácido Domingo) and Gremin (Eugene Onegin) at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Dusseldorf). Since then he has guest appeared again at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Ramfis in Aida and Zaccaria in Nabucco), in Montpellier (Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor), at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège (Ramfis in Aida), the Dresden Semperoper (Ramfis and Zaccaria), the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London (Boris Godunov), the Opéra National de Paris (Gremin in Eugene Onegin), the Cologne Opera (Ramfis), Dallas Opera House (Boris Godunov), at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Timur in Turandot) or at the Stuttgart State Opera (Dosifey in Khovanshchina). Mikhail Kazakov is also an active concert artist and has performed at many prestigious venues in Europe, USA and Japan.
Update: February 2015