Mikhail Guzhov

Honored Artist of Russia

Born in Moscow. In 1995 he has graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (training course of Professor A. Loshak). While educating he was invited to the troupe of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre, where he has been successfully working till 1998.

He is owner of the F. I. Shalyapin award (II S. V. Rachmaninoff International Competition), the laureate of the Rimsky-Korsakov’s International competition of the young opera soloists, also awarded by the golden medal “Natsionalnoe Dostoyanie” of the International charity foundation “Patrons of the Century” and has an award of the “Irina Arkhipova Foundation” and the “Culture foundation named by Fyodor Shalyapin’.

Since 1998 Mikhail Guzhov is the soloist of the Moscow musical theatre Helikon-opera. There are more than 60 various operatic parts in his repertoire. Among then there are: Boris Godunov in the homonymous opera by M. Mussorgsky, Konchak (“Prince Igor” by A. Borodine); Dodon (“The Golden Cockerel” by N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov); Cotchubey (“Mazeppa” P. I. Tchaikovsky); Cook (“The love for three oranges” by S. S. Prokofiev), Zaccaria (“Nabucco” G.Verdi); Don Basilio (“Il Barbiere di Siviglia” by G. Rossini) etc.

He is also the guest soloist of the leading theatres of Russia: The Bolshoi theatre, the Mariinsky Theatre, theatres of Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Astrakhan, Saratov, Samara, Omsk.

The soloist has cooperated with such outstanding conductors as: E. Svetlanov, V. Fedoseev, D. Kitaenko, M. Pletnev, G. Rozhdestvensky, T. Currentzis, K. Tikhonov, V. Ponkin, Yu. Simonov, A. Anisimov, M. Ermler, M. Fedotov, N. Nekrasov, N. Kalinin. For many years cooperates with the State Symphony Capella of Russia under V. Polyansky. Rare operatic scores have been impersonated by Mikhail Guzhov: “War and Peaace” by S. S. Prokofiev (Kutuzov), “The Fair at Sorochyntsi” by M. Mussorgsky (Cherevik), “Don Karlos” by G. Verdi (King Philippe), “Gesualdo” by A. Schnittke (Cardinal), “Tamerlane's Dream” by A. Tchaikovsky (Cyprian, Metropolitan of Kiev).

Audio and video recordings with the participation of Mikhail Guzhov: D. Shostakovich’s operetta “Moscow, Cheryomushki”, W. A. Mozarts’s “La clemenza di Tito”, G. Verdi’s “Nabucco”, S. Prokofiev’s “War and Peace” are very popular.

In 2014 he was awarded with the title “Honored Artist of Russia” for the personal contribution to the Russian musical and theatrical art development

I. Operatic roles, performed in productions of the Helikon-opera

 M. Moussorgsky “Boris Godunov” – Boris Godunov
A. Borodine “Prince Igor”– Konchak
N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov “The Tsar’s bride” – Maluta Skuratov, Sobakin
N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov “The Golden Cockerel” – Dodon
A. Sergunin “Doctor Haass”  – Metropolitan Philaret
P. I. Tchaikovsky “Mazeppa”– Cotchubey
P. I. Tchaikovsky “Eugene Onegin” – Gremin
V. G. Erenberg “The Perfect Opera. Vampuka, the African bride” – Strafokamil
D. Shostakovich “Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District” - Priest, Old Convict  
S. Prokofiev “The love for Three Oranges” – Cook
D. Tukhmanov “Tsarina” – Count Nikita Panin  
W. Mozart “Le nozze di Figaro”– Don Bartolo
W. Mozart “La Clemenza di Tito”– Publius
G. Rossini “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” – Don Basilio
G. Verdi “Nabucco” – Zaccaria
G. Verdi “Macbeth” – Banko
G. Verdi “Aida” – Ramfis, Pharaon
G. Bizet “Carmen” – Zuniga
U. Giordano “Siberia” – Walitzyn
J. Offenbach “Les Contes d'Hoffmann” – Lindorf
J. Offenbach “La belle Hélène” - Calchas
R. Wagner “Das Liebesverbot”– Brighella
N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov “Sadko” – The Varangian
A. Dvořák “Rusalka” – Vodník
G. Gershwin “Gershwin-gala”– Soloist
S. Rachmaninov “Aleko” - Old Gypsy
P. I. Tchaikovsky “Iolanta” –  King Rene
G. Verdi “La Traviata” - Dottore Grenvil 
G. Puccini "La bohème" - Benoît, Alcindoro
P. I. Tchaikovsky “Cherevichki” - Chub



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