IntroductionMusic Director and Principal Conductor of the Mikhailovsky Theatre, St Petersburg to which he was appointed in January 2012.
Mikhail is renowned for his versatility in the opera pit with a wide ranging repertoire including Berlioz, Donizetti, Leoncavallo, Massenet, Mozart, Rossini, Strauss and Wagner as well as an extensive knowledge of Slavic scores. More recent highlights included Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni at Opera de Bordeaux and a new production of Onegin at the Latvian National Opera in Riga.
This season Mikhail will conduct numerous productions at the Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky Theatres St Petersburg including new productions of Billy Budd, Romeo et Juliet, Onegin and Pique Dame as well as Eugene Onegin at Teatro alla Scala Milan, Rusalka at Bayerische Staatsoper, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. He will conduct concerts with Dmitri Hvorostovsky at the Moscow House of Music and the St Petersburg Philharmonic Society as well as a giving his long anticipated UK debut with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, followed by an appearance at the London Coliseum with the Mikhailovsky Ballet.
In future seasons he will conduct a new production of Love for 3 Oranges Latvian National Opera, the opening of the Ballet Season at Teatro alla Scala with an all Ratmansky programme including a world premiere, a new production of the Enchantress at Theater an der Wien, Onegin at Opera de Bordeaux, the Gambler at Opera de Monte-Carlo and concerts with City of Birmingham Symphony, Danish National Symphony,as well as with the Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky Orchestras
Past invitations have included orchestras such as Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Russian National Orchestra (with whom he has appeared on tour in Dresden and Philadelphia), Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Gävle Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo (with Vilde Frang), Orchestra Filharmonica di Bologna, Orchestre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine, Novosibirsk Philharmonic, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia.
Mikhail has also worked with renowned soloists including Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Vilde Frang, Jennifer Larmore and Vadim Repin.