Mikhail Guzhov

Mikhail Guzhov was born in Moscow, graduated from the Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov State Musical College (training course of Professor Yu. Savelyev), the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (training course of Professor A. Loshak). He is the winner of the Fyodor Chaliapin Award and a diploma winner of the Rachmaninoff 2nd International Competition (1997), the winner of the Rimsky-Korsakov 3rd International Competition (1998), the “Natsionalnoe Dostoyanie” Award (2004), the Irina Arkhipova Foundation Award (2005), a Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (2014). In 1992–1998 Mikhail was a soloist of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre. He has been a soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre since 1998. 

In 1998 he made his debut in “Aida” by G. Verdi in Helikon-Opera, took part in Bertman’s productions of “Aida” (2001), “Nabucco” by G. Verdi (2004) in France. Mikhail Guzhov played the part of the Cardinal in a concert version of the opera “Gesualdo” by A. Schnittke (the Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory, 2000), Kochubey in “Mazepa” (the Mariinsky Theatre, 2008), the Metropolitan in the world premiere of the opera “The Legend of the city Yelets, the Virgin Mary and Tamerlane” by A. Tchaikovsky (Yelets, 2011), sang in “The Christmas Oratorio” and “The St Matthew Passion” by Hilarion Alfeyev (2009–2010). He takes a regular part in the concert performance of the operas directed by V. Fedoseev, V. Polyansky, M. Pletnev, presents solo chamber programs in the halls of the Moscow Conservatory, the Shuvalovsky Hall of the Gnessins Russians Academy, the Beethoven Hall of the Bolshoi Theatre, the Historical Museum and the other chamber theatres of Russia. Since 2000 Mikhail was a jury member of the Moscow Open Festival of Young Vocalists, appeared at the festival “the 100th Anniversary of the Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory”, at the Sobinov Festival (Saratov).

On April 27, 2016 Mikhail Guzhov perfomed a part of Oroveso in concert performance of Bellini's "Norma" with participation of world opera star Maria Guleghina as Norma, soloists, artists of the choir and orchestra of Helikon-opera in Tchaikovsky concert hall of Moscow State Philharmonic. Conductor Konstantin Khvatynets.


as Zuniga in Bizet’s Carmen
as Walitzyn in Giordano’s Siberia
as Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni
as Publius in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito
as Don Bartolo in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro
as Lindorf, Coppelius, Dapertutto, Miracle, Crespel, Luther in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann
as Colline in Puccini’s La Boheme
as Don Basilio in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia
as Ramfis and Il Re in Verdi’s Aida
as Banco in Verdi’s Macbeth
as Zaccaria in Verdi’s Nabucco
as Lodovico in Verdi’s Otello
as Baron Dufole in Verdi’s La Traviata
as Konchak in Borodine’s Prince Igor
as Farlaf in Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila
as Boris Godunov in Moussorgsky's Boris Godunov (D.Shostakovich edition)
as Dodon in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel
as Maluta Skuratov, Sobakin in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar's Bride
as Varagian Guest in Rimsky-Korsakov's Sadko
as Old Gypsy in Rachmaninov’s Aleko
as Metropolitan Philaret in Sergunin's Doctor Haass
as Gremin and Zaretsky in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
as King Rene, Bertrand in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta
as Cotchubey in Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa
as Surin in Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades
as Boris Godunov in Musorgsky's "Boris Godunov" 
as Count Nikita Panin in "Tsarina" by D. F. Tukhmanov
as Cook in "The Love for Three Oranges" by S. S. Prokofiev
as Strafokamil in "The Perfect Opera. Vampuka, the African bride" by V. G. Erenberg
as Brighella in "Das Liebesverbot" by R. Wagner

as Publius in "La Clemenza di Tito"

Servilia - Elena Semenova, Annius - Maria Maskhulia

as Dodon in Rimsky-Korsakov’s "The Golden Cockerel"

as Strafokamil in "The Perfect Opera. Vampuka, the African Bride"

Vampuka - Inna Zveniatskaya



Photos by Oleg Nachinkin


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