Mikhail Vekua graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in 2004 and completed a postgraduate study there in 2007 (class of Professor Alexei Martynov).
From 2002 to 2011 he was a soloist with the Moscow Academic Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre.
Mikhail made his Mariinsky Theatre debut in 2012 as Loge (Das Rheingold)
Joined the Mariinsky Opera Company in 2013.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Herman (The Queen of Spades)
Tsarevich Gvidon (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Vakula the Smith (Christmas Eve)
Alfredo Germont (La traviata)
Don Carlo (Don Carlo)
Erik (Der fliegende Holländer)
Loge (Das Rheingold)
Siegmund (Die Walküre)
Tristan (Tristan und Isolde)
Doctor Faust (Faust)
Hoffmann (Les Contes D’Hoffmann)
Don José (Carmen)
Samson (Samson et Dalila)
Énée (Les Troyens)
Repertoire also includes: Sinodal (The Demon), Levko (May Night), Mozart (Mozart and Salieri), Vaudémont (Iolanta), Alexei (The Gambler), Andrei (Mazepa), Pollione (Norma), Orestes (Taneev’s Orestheia), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Ismaele (Nabucco), Alvaro (La forza del destino), Rodolfo (La bohème), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Werther (Werther), Alfred (Die Fledermaus) and the tenor roles in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Rachmaninoff’s The Bells.
At the Mariinsky Theatre he has sung at premieres of The Queen of Spades and Samson et Dalila.
In 2013, he participated in the american premiere of Taneyev’s Oresteia at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College (New York).
Mikhail has sang as Siegmund in a concert performance of Wagner’s Die Walküre under the baton of Kent Nagano at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (2010), as Loge in Das Rheingold at the Edinburgh Festival and the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Mariinsky Opera tours) and as Tristan (Tristan und Isolde) at the Mariinsky Concert Hall (2017).
Frequently performs in recitals. He has appeared at the Great and Small Halls of the Moscow Conservatoire, the Great and Small Halls of the St Petersburg Shostakovich Philharmonic and the Armorial Hall of the State Hermitage. As a guest soloist he has appeared at the Gran Teatre del Liceu and at the Metropolitan Opera.