The Siberian baritone is a member of the prestigious Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers. He has already performed the title role in Eugene Onegin on the stage of the Mariinsky.
He took part in the Moscow Easter Festival (2012 and 2013), and with the Mariinsky Academy he has already sung recitals in venues such as Wigmore Hall, London, Serate Musicali, Milan, Prinzregententheater Munich, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse, Brucknerhaus Linz, Opéra national du Bordeaux and concert halls in Russia, Asia and Europe, mostly accompanied by Larissa Gergieva.
Gregory graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg Conservatory (2006-2011). He was winner of the 8th Elena Obraztsova International Competition of Young Singers in Saint Petersburg (2011) and of the 5th Nadezhda Obukhova Russian National Competition for Young Vocalists in Lipetsk (2012). He also came in second at the 3rd Maxim Mikhailov Competition for Young Opera Singers in Kaluga (2013) and the 9th International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition in Tikhvin (2015).
He took part in the Moscow Easter Festival (2012 and 2013), and he also performed at the Grand Theatre de Genève, the Prince Regent Theatre in Munich, and in concert halls in Russia and Europe. Gregory will continue to study at the Mariinsky Academy and perform on the stages of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Russian soprano, Anastasia Kalagina, graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire. In 1998 she joined the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers and has been a soloist since at the Mariinsky Theatre since 2007.
Anastasia Kalagina has toured throughout Europe and the USA, as well as to Israel and Japan. In 2007 she appeared as the Snow Maiden at Carnegie Hall (New York).
In 2008, performed to high critical acclaim in the Russian premiere of Henri Dutilleux’ Correspondances. The same year, she was awarded the Montblanc New Voices prize. In the 2009/2010 season she took part in a performance of The Infernal Comedy featuring John Malkovich.
She continues to perform lead roles at the Mariinsky.
Mezzo-soprano Anna Kiknadze is a principal soloist of the Mariinksy Theatre, St Petersburg.
Highlights of her early career include being a finalist at the 2001 Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, 2002 Placido Domingo Operalia Competition in Paris and the International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition in St. Petersburg.
Anna has sung at Los Angeles Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro de la Maestranza, Graz Opera, Theatre du Capitole Toulouse, Chatelet Theatre Paris, Teatro Real Madrid, the Theater St Gallen and on tour with the Mariinksy Theatre around the world
Anna has worked with conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Valery Gergiev and Tugan Sokhiev.
Russian bass, Mikhail Kolelishvili , graduated from the Tbilisi State Saradzhishvili Conservatoire in 2001.
He was a soloist of the the Paliashvili Opera and Ballet Theatre in Tbilisi from 1997 onwards, At the Mariinsky theatre he started as a soloist of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers in 2002 and joined the Mariinsky Opera Company in 2009.
Under the Flag of the Mariinsky Opera Company, Mikhail Kolelishvili has taken part in the Moscow Easter Festival and the Stars of the White Nights International Arts Festival (St Petersburg); he has also toured to Paris, Baden-Baden and Mikkeli.
In 2005, he was a finalist in the BBC Cardiff Singers of the World International Competition has won prizes at the Stanislaw Moniuszko International Vocalists’ Competition (Warsaw, 2004), III International Elena Obraztsova Competition (St Petersburg, 2003) , I Republican Young Performers’ Competition (Tbilisi, 1999) and received a diploma and special “audience choice” prize recipient at the V International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition (St Petersburg, 2002)