Guest of the National Theatre Opera
Mischa Schelomianski grew up in Moscow. After studying communications engineering he transferred to Moscow High School for Culture and finished his studies in singing and as chorus master. Later he graduated at Frankfurter Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst under Prof. Berthold Possemeyer in postgraduate studies of opera and concert.
After his successful debut as Gremin in a new production of Eugene Onegin at Glyndebourne Festival 2008, Russian bass Mischa Schelomianski could be heard at the 2009 festival as Water Sprite in Rusalka under Jiří Bělohlávek. Further engagements in the 2009/10 season bring him to the Opéra National de Lyon and Stadttheater Bern, again in the role of Gremin. Under Daniel Klajner, he performs Mozart’s Requiem with the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker.
In the previous season he performed in new productions at the Opéra National de Paris (Un Ballo in maschera and Prokofiev’s War and Peace), Opéra du Rhin Strasbourg (Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex and Rossignol), Opéra National de Lyon (Eugene Onegin) and sang at the Bayerische Staatsoper München (Eugene Onegin), Oper Frankfurt (Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar’s bride and Verdi: Un Ballo in maschera) and the Staatsoper Hamburg (Seneca in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea and Filippo in Verdis’s Don Carlo). In concert he could be heard with the Orchestre de Paris (Schumann’s Scenes frome Goethe’s Faust) at the Salle Pleyel, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and the Bamberger Symphoniker (Verdi’s Messa da Requiem), MDR Leipzig (Mendelssohn’s Erste Walpurgisnacht, Haydn’s Nelson-Mass and Stravinsky’s Les Noces), Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (Osmin in two concert performances of Entführung aus dem Serail as well as Water Sprite in Rusalka) and with the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire (Mozart’s Requiem).
Other concerts and oratories he sang at the Rheingau Musikfestival, Musikhalle Hamburg, Glocke Bremen, Philharmonie Berlin, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Tonhalle Zürich, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Philharmonie München, with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and in Stuttgart, Maastricht, Hilversum, Gothenburg, The Hague, Amsterdam and the USA for the Oregon Bach Festival. He has also collaborated with Marc Albrecht, Christoph Eschenbach, Arthur Fagen, Justus Frantz, Alan Gilbert, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Kirill Petrenko, Ingo Metzmacher, Bruno Weil, Lawrence Renes, Olaf Henzold, Stefan Soltesz, Alessandro de Marchi, Alexander Joel, Vladimir Jurowski, Helmut Rilling and Mario Venzago.
Working with renowned stage directors such as Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Robert Carson, Harry Kupfer, Christine Mielitz and Peter Konwitschny, Mischa Schelomianski has appeared at the Grand Théatre de Geneve, the Vlaamse Opera Antwerp and Gent, the Dutch Reiseopera, the Wiener Volksoper, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and the Landestheater Salzburg. Further opera engagements led him to Potsdam, to the Händelfestspiele Halle, the Brühler Schlossfestspiele, the Staatstheater Mainz, the Nationaltheater Mannheim, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and the Komische Oper Berlin.Update: September 2010