Honoured Artist of Russia
Mikhail Gubsky

Born in Magnitogorsk, Russia. Graduated from Samara Technical University (1993) and Samara Academia of Arts (1997; prof. Galina Sorokina).

From 1994, he was a soloist of the Samara Opera Theatre, from 1997, — soloist of the Novaya Opera Company (Moscow).

Since 2001, he has also been appearing at the Bolshoi Theatre.

Since 2004, he has been organizer and artistic director of the From Heart to Heart Music Festival, which is held under the patronage of the Samara region local government.

In 2007-11 — artistic director of the Samara Theatre of Opera and Ballet.


Honoured Artist of Russia


Silver Peter the Great medal for devoted service 


Prize-winner at the Nikolai Pechkovsky Singers Competition

1996, Saint Petersburg

Diploma-winner at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition 

1996, Vienna

Prize-winner at the Irina Arkhipova Grand Prize of Moscow Television competition


Prize-winner at the Mikhail Glinka Singing Contest

1997, Samara

Prize-winner at the Mikhail Glinka Singing Contest

1998, Warsaw

Prize-winner at the International Byul-Byul Competition

2000, Baku

Prize-winner at the Sobinov Musical Festival

2000, Saratov

Bronze medal awarded by the Irina Arkhipova Foundation

Repertoire at the Bolshoi Theatre

Lensky (Eugene Onegin)

Golitsyn, Andrei Khovansky (Mussorgky’s Khovanshchina)

Vaudemont (Iolantа)

The Simpleton, Shuisky, Pretender (Boris Godunov)

Lykov (The Tsar’s Bride)

King Berendey (The Snow Maiden)

Macduff (Verdi’s Macbeth)

Andrei (Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa)

Riccardo (Un Ballo in Maschera)

Anatole Kuragin (War and Peace)

Grishka Kuterma (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia)

Captain (Wozzeck)

Ismaele (Nabucco)

Agrippa of Nettesheim (Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel)

Truffaldino (The Love for Three Oranges)

Cavaradossi (Tosca)

Gamekeeper (Dvořák’s Rusalka)

Also in repertoire

Fisherman (Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol)

Alfredo (La Traviata)

Pan Damazy (Moniuszko’s The Haunted Manor)

Mozart (Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri)

Vakula (Tchaikovsky’s The Slippers)

Rodolfo (La Boheme)

Paolo (Rachmaninov’s Francesca da Rimini)

Title role (Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf)

Jacopo (I Due Foscari)

Guglielmo (Donizetti’s Viva la Mamma)

Title role (Gounod’s Faust)

Hagenbach (Catalani’s La Wally)

Young Gipsy (Aleko)

The Duke (Rigoletto)

Vasily (Slonimsky’s Ivan the Terrible’s Dreams)

Leicester (Maria Stuarda)

Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore)

Turiddu (Cavalleria Rusticana)

Tristan (Tristan und Isolde)

Herman (The Queen of Spades)

Manrico (Il trovatore)

Walter (Weinberg’s The Passenger)

Ikharev (Shostakovich’s The Gamblers)

Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly)

Radames (Aida)

Tenor parts in Stravinsky’s Les Noces, Verdi’s Requiem

He has appeared at the Mariinsky Theatre, Hungarian State Opera House, Den Norske Opera in Oslo, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari as well as Carnegie Hall and  Moscow International Performing Arts Centre.

Has toured in USA, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, Slovenia and Poland.

General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — insurance company «Ingosstrakh»
Privileged sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre — Tinkoff Bank
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — GUM