Honoured Artist of Russia
Mikhail Kazakov

Born in Dmitrovgrad, Ulyanovsk region. In 2001 graduated from the Kazan Conservatory named after N. Zhiganov (class of Galina Lastovka).

Since 2001 has been a soloist with the opera troupe if the Bolshoi Theatre.


The Irina Arkhipova Fund prize, Award of the Union of Theatre Workers of Russia, Award of the International Pushkin Fund


2nd award of the Elena Obraztsova International Competition of Young Opera Singers

1999, St Petersburg

Grand Prix of the Glinka International Competition of Vocalists


Grand Prix of the International Competition of Vocalists in Toulouse


2nd award of Maria Callas Competition of Singers

2001, Athens

1st award of the Tchaikovsky International Competition

2002, Moscow

1st award of the International Competition of Opera Singers

2002, Beijing

People's Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan


Honoured Artist of Russia


King Rene (Iolanta)
Khan Konchak, Igor Svyatoslavich (Prince Igor)
Boris Godunov, Pimen (Boris Godunov)
Zaccaria (Nabucco) — Mariinsky Theatre, New Israel Opera (Tel Aviv), Place des Arts in Montreal
Gremin (Eugene Onegin)
Banquo (Macbeth)
Dosifey (Khovanshchina)
Kutuzov (War and Peace)
Yuri Vsevolodovich (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia)
Leporello (The Stone Guest)
Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Old convict (Katerina Izmailova)
Water Sprite (Rusalka)
Ferrando (Il trovatore, concert performance)
Prince of Bouillon (Adriana Lecouvreur

Also in his repertoire:

Sobakin (The Tsar’s Bride)
Aleko, Old Gypsy (Aleko)
Colline (La Bohème)
Attila (Attila)
Monterone, Sparafucile (Rigoletto)
Mefistofele (Mefistofele by A. Boito)
Baron (The Miserly Knight by S. Rachmaninov)
Don Ruy Gomez de Silva (Ernani)
Commendatore (Don Giovanni)
The Grand Inquisitor (Don Carlo)
Ramfis (Aida)
Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor)
The Miller (Rusalka by A. Dargomyzhsky)

As well as Mass in C major and Ninth Symphony by L. van Beethoven, Symphony No.14 by D. Shostakovich, Requiem by G. Verdi, Stabat Mater by A. Dvořák and the vocal cycle “Songs and Dances of Death” by M. Mussorgsky.


Performed in productions at the Vienna State Opera, the Berlin State Opera, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, The Semperoper in Dresden, The Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Washington National Opera, the Dallas Opera, the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Opera Royal de Wallonie in Liege, the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasburg, the opera theatres in Cologne and Stuttgart, the National Theatre Prague, the Theater Erfurt, the Wroclaw Opera, New Israel Opera in Tel-Aviv, the Korea National Opera in Seoul, the Mariinsky Theatre, the Tatar State Opera, The National Academic Grand Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus, as well as in concert venues, such as the Concert Hall “Gaveau”, the UNESCO Concert Hall (Paris), the Mozart Concert Hall in Mannheim (Germany), the Concert Hall of the European Parliament (Strasbourg), the Vilnius Congress Concert Hall, the Megaron Concert Hall (Athens), the Great hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonia, Place des Arts in Montreal, Carnegie Hall (New York) and concert venues in Seoul, Tokyo and Beijing.

Participated in several large festivals, such as the International Opera Festival in Savonlinna (Finland), the Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), The International Music Festival Český Krumlov (Czech Republic), the Festival of Opera named after L. Linkhovoin (Ulan-Ude), the international festivals as Chaliapin Opera Festival (Kazan), the Mikhailov Festival (Cheboksary), the Krushelnitskaya Festival (Lvov), “Basses of the 21st Century” (Samara), “Russian Musical Evenings in Paris”, the Ohrid Summer Festival (Macedonia), the Petrov Festival “Musical Kremlin” (Moscow), “The International Christmas Opera Forum” (Belarus), “Crescendo”, “Autumn in Boldino” (Nizhny Novgorod), “Stars of the White Nights” (St Petersburg) and “Hibla Gerzmava invites…” (Moscow).

Collaborated repeatedly with the Big Symphonic Orchestra under the leadership of V. Fedoseyev, the State Symphony Capella of Russia headed by V. Polyansky, the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of G. Rinkevičius and with the orchestras of Russian folk instruments named after N. Nekrasov, N. Kalinin and N. Osipov.


2004 — “Tchaikovsky Romances” (piano — A. Mikhailov), the State Radio and Television Company “Kultura”

2006 — “Hits from Russian operas”, part 2 (scene of the coronation from the opera Boris Godunov by M. Mussorgsky; the Bolshoi Theatre Symphony Orchestra, conductor A. Vedernikov), PentaTone

2011 — The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia by N. Rimsky-Korsakov (the part of Prince Yuri Vsevolodovich; The Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, conductor A. Vedernikov, director E. Nekrošius), DVD, Naxos

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