There came, finally, a pleasant discovery in Alexander Mikhailov (whom Valery Gergiev had not previously brought to Moscow), a young tenor with a sound middle register and soaring high notes: his Faust is a creation that is pleasing not just in vocal terms but because of its stylistic finish as well.
Sergey Khodnev, Kommersant, 19 November 2020
• Prize-winner at the IV International Boris Shtokolov Vocalists’ Competition (St Petersburg, 2014, 2nd prize).
• Prize-winner at the All-Russian Vocalists’ Festival and Competition (St Petersburg, 2014).
• Diploma-recipient at the V International Georgy Sviridov Chamber Singing Competition (Kursk, 2014).
• Finalist and diploma-recipient at the International Voice Competition Le Grand Prix de l’Opéra (Bucharest, 2014).
Born in Murmansk. In 2009 he graduated from the conducting and choral faculty of the Murmansk College of Arts (class of L. V. Filatova), and in 2014 he graduated from the vocals department of the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of senior lecturer V.N. Gagen).
Made his debut at the Mariinsky Theatre in 2014 in Hector Berlioz opera Les Troyens.
Since 2016 he has been a member of the Mariinsky Opera.
In 2016–2018 he was a fellow at Atkins Young Artists Program in Mariinsky.
Has worked with such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Alexander Titov, Christian Knapp, Dmitry Morozov and Pavel Smelkov.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Lensky (Eugene Onegin)
Andrei Morozov (The Oprichnik)
Prince Yuri (The Enchantress)
Tsar Berendey (The Snow Maiden)
Vakula the Smith (Christmas Eve)
Lykov (The Tsar’s Bride)
The Nose (The Nose)
Anatol Kuragin, Gérard (War and Peace)
Brother Elixir (Betrothal in a Monastery)
First Croupier (The Gambler)
April (A Christmas Tale)
The Lefthander (The Lefthander)
Prince Myshkin (The Idiot)
Claire Quilty (Lolita)
Faust (La damnation de Faust)
Benvenuto Cellini (Benvenuto Cellini)
Iopas, Hylas (Les Troyens)
Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor)
The Duke (Rigoletto)
Gabriele Adorno (Simon Boccanegra)
Vision of a Boy (Die Frau ohne Schatten)
Narraboth, the First Jew (Salome)
Rodolfo (La Bohème)
Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi)
Nick (La fanciulla del West)
The Abbé de Chazeuil (Adriana Lecouvreur)
Solo part in Roméo et Juliette by Berlioz
Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos, concert performance)
Repertoire also includes:
Indian Merchant (Sadko), the Young Gypsy (Aleko) and the tenor role in Mozart’s Requiem.
Since 2016 Alexander Mikhailov is a Fellow at Atkins Young Artists Program in Mariinsky.