Tenor
Mikhail
Agafonov
Mikhail Agafonov

In 1993 he graduated from the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (class of Anton Grigoriev). 

In 1994-96 he was a trainee, in 1996-2001 – a soloist with the opera troupe of the Bolshoi Theatre.

In 2001–2015 he was a member of the ensemble at Mannheim National Theatre.

Since 2016 he has been a soloist with the Novosibirsk state academic opera and ballet theatre (NOVAT).

Performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Paris National Opera, Opéra de Lyon, Vienna State Opera, Vienna Volksoper, Bavarian State Opera, Berlin State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Semperoper Dresden, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Royal Swedish Opera, Vlaamse Opera, Finnish National Opera, Canadian Opera in Toronto, Florida Grand Opera, New National Theatre Tokyo, New Israeli Opera, National Centre for the Performing Arts (China), Teatro Colón Buenos Aires. He took part in Edinburgh Festival, Budapest Summer Festival ecc.

Awards

1st prize at the Zimin International Vocal Competition

1997, Moscow
Repertoire
2023
Repertoire at the Bolshoi

Young Gypsy (Aleko)
Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Faust (Faust)
Don Curzio (Le Nozze di Figaro)
Astrologer (The Golden Cockerel)
Rodolfo (La Boheme)
Lykov (Tsar’s Bride)
Alfredo (La Traviata)
Ikharev (The Gamblers)
Lensky (Eugene Onegin)
Vladimir Igorevich (Prince Igor)
Shuisky (Boris Godunov)
Pollione (Norma)
Herman (The Queen of Spades)
Calaf (Turandot)
Herodes (Salome)
Abbot of Chazeuil (Adriana Lecouvreur)

Repertoire at the NOVAT

Radames (Aida)
Herman (The Queen of Spades)
Otello (Otello)
Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera)
José (Carmen)
Canio (I Pagliacci)
Gabriel von Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus)
Grigory (Boris Godunov)
Vaudemont (Iolanta)
Tsar Berendey (The Snow Maiden)
Kashchey the Immortal (Kashchey the Immortal)
Rodolfo (La Boheme)

Also in reperoire

Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly)
Manrico (Il Trovatore)
Dick Johnson (Fanciulla del West)
Rodolfo (Luisa Miller)
Don Carlo (Don Carlo)
Gabriele Adorno (Simon Boccanegra)
Cavaradossi (Tosca)
Andrea Chenier (Andrea Chenier)
Luigi (Il Tabarro)
Don Alvaro (La Forza del Destino)

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