Bass

Mikhail Petrenko

Engagements this season and beyond include Boris Godunov (title role) in Geneva, Leporello Don Giovanni at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin and Orest Elektra at the Metropolitan Opera. Concert engagements include Shostakovich Symphony No. 13 with the Dresden Philharmonie and Bayerischer Runfunk Munich under Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Bluebeard’s Castle at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

© Valery Belobeev

Introduction

Mikhail Petrenko, is one the most sought after basses in the world. His many recordings include Die Walküre conducted by Gergiev released on the Mariinsky Label and Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin released on Deutsche Grammophon. He added a recording of Rachmaninov’s The Bells with the Berliner Philarmoniker to his discography conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, released on EMI and also features as Leporello in the film version of Don Giovanni, (Kasper Holten’s ‘Juan’).


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Performance Schedule

 
  • 19:30 06 Jun 2018 Opera des Nations, GENEVA More info  

    TCHAIKOVSY

    Blagoslavlyayu vas, lesa I bless you, forests
    Niet, tolko tot kto znal None, but the lonely heart
    Primerenie Reconciliation
    Serenade Don Juan Serenade Don Juan
    Noch Night opus 73
    To bylo raneyu vesnoi It was in early spring
    Nochi bezumnie Frenzy nights
    Nam zdezdie krotkie snyali The stars were shining upon us
    Rastvoril ja okno I opened the window
    Detskaya pesenka A little children song
    Den li tsarit Does the day reign

    * Interval *

    RACHMANINOV

    Ya ni prorok Opus 21 n.1 I am no prophet / Words by Alexander Vasilevich Kruglov
    V molchani nochi tainoi Opus 4. n 3 In the silence of the mysterious night / Words by Afanasi Afanasevich Fet
    Utro Opus 4 n. 2 Morning / Words by M.L.Yanov
    Ona, kak polden, khorosha Opus 14, n 9 She is as beautiful as noon / Words by Nikolai Maksimovich Minsky
    Ya opiat odinok Opus 26 n. 9 I am alone again/ Words by Ivan Alekseevich Bunin
    Noch pechalna Opus 26 n.12 Sad night / Words by Ivan Alekseevich Bunin
    Davno li, moi drug The time has come , my friend
    Prokhodit vse Opus 26 n.15 All things pass away / Words by Danil Maksimovich Rathaus
    Sudba Opus 21 n.1 Fate / Words by Aleksei Nikolaevich Apukhtin
    Khristov voskres Opus 26 n. 6 Christ is risen / Words by Dmitri Sergevich Merezhkovsky
    Son Opus Opus 8 n. 5 Dream/ Words by Aleksei Nikolaevich Plesheyev after Heinrich Heine
    Vesennie void Spring waters

    Bass: Mikhail Petrenko
    Piano: Marina Mishuk

  • 20:00 28 Jun 2018 Herkulessaal Der Residenz, MUNICH More info  

    IGOR STRAVINSKY Funeral song, Op. 5
    FRANCIS POULENC Litanies a la Vierge Noire
    Interval
    DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op.113 “Babi Yar” for Bass Solo, Men’s Choir and Orchestra

    Bass: Mikhail Petrenko
    Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
    Choir: Damenchor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
    Choir: Männerchor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
    Ensemble: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

  • 20:00 29 Jun 2018 Herkulessaal Der Residenz, MUNICH More info  

    IGOR STRAVINSKY Funeral song, Op. 5
    FRANCIS POULENC Litanies a la Vierge Noire
    Interval
    DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op.113 “Babi Yar” for Bass Solo, Men’s Choir and Orchestra

    Bass: Mikhail Petrenko
    Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
    Choir: Damenchor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
    Choir: Männerchor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
    Ensemble: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Discography

  • RACHMANINOV The Bells More info  

    Label: Warner Classics

    Release Date: 26 Aug 13

    Conductor: Simon Rattle

    Soprano: Luba Orgonasova,
    Tenor: Dmytro Popov
    Bass: Mikhail Petrenko

    Rundfunkchor Berlin
    Berliner Philharmoniker

  • WAGNER Die Walküre More info  

    Label: Mariinsky Label

    Release Date: 31 Oct 12

    Conductor: Valery Gergiev

    Mariinsky Orchestra
    Sieglinde: Anja Kampe
    Siegmund: Jonas Kaufmann
    Wotan: René Pape
    Brünnhilde: Nina Stemme
    Hunding: Mikhail Petrenko
    Fricka: Ekaterina Gubanova

  • MOZART Don Giovanni More info  

    Label: Axiom Films

    Release Date: 01 Oct 12

    Copenhagen: Lars Ulrik Mortensen
    Director: Kasper Holten

    Christopher Maltman
    Mikhail Petrenko
    Elizabeth Futral
    Maria Bengtsson
    Katija Dragojevic

    Concerto Copenhagen

  • TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin More info  

    Label: Opus Arte

    Release Date: 01 Aug 12

    Conductor: Mariss Jansons
    Director: Stefan Herheim

    Eugene Onegin: Bo Skovhus
    Tatyana: Krassimira Stoyanova
    Lensky: Andrei Dunaev
    Prince Gremin: Mikhail Petrenko
    Olga: Elena Maximova
    Larina: Olga Savona
    Filipyevna: Nina Romanova
    A Company Commander: Peter Arink
    Zaretsky: Roger Smeets
    Triquet: Guy de Mey

    Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
    Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera

  • GOUNOD Romeo et Juliette More info  

    Label: Deutsche Grammophon

    Release Date: 10 Mar 09

    Conductor: Yannick Nezet-Seguin,

    Mikhail Petrenko
    Russel Braun
    Cora Burggraaf
    Falk Struckmann

    Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg

Repertoire

OPERA:

BEETHOVEN Fidelio (Rocco)
BARTOK Bluebeards’s castle
BELLINI Norma (Oroveso)
BERLIOZ Romeo et Juliet (Frère Laurent)
BERLIOZ La Damnation de Faust
BORODIN Prince Igor (Prince Galitsky)
GLINKA Ruslan and Lyudmila
GOUNOD Faust
MOZART Die Zauberflöte (Sarastro)
MOZART Don Giovanni (Leporello/Don Giovanni)
MOZART Le nozze di Figaro (Figaro)
MUSSORGSKY Boris Godunov (Boris/Pimen/Varlaam)
PUCCINI Turandot (Timur)
ROSSINI Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Basilio)
TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin (Gremin)
TCHAIKOVSKY Iolanta
VERDI Don Carlo (Filippo)
VERDI Aida (Ramfis)
VERDI Nabucco (Zaccaria)
VERDI Simon Boccanegra (Fiesco)
VERDI Ernani (De Silva)
VERDI Il Trovatore (Ferrando)
WAGNER Die Walküre (Hunding)
WAGNER Götterdämmerung (Hagen)
WAGNER Die Walkure (Wotan)
WAGNER Rheingold (Wotan)
WAGNER Lohengrin (Heinrich)

CONCERT:

BACH B Minor Mass
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.9
BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis
DVORAK Stabat Mater
DVORAKTe Deum
JANACEK Glagolitic Mass
MOZART Requiem
MOZART Coronation Mass
MUSSORGSKY Songs and Dances of Death
RACHMANINOV The Bells
ROSSINI Petite Messe Solennelle
ROSSINI Stabat Mater
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphonies No. 13 & No. 14
SHOSTAKOVICH Fool’s Songs
SHOSTAKOVICH Suite on verses of Michelangelo
VERDI Requiem

Interviews

Click here to read Jennifer Melick interview Mikhail for Opera News as he takes on Prince Galitsky in the Met’s new Prince Igor.