Russian bass Mikhail Petrenko has toured with the Mariinsky Opera Company, performed at Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala, Canadian Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Théâtre du Châtelet, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Aix-en-Provence Festival, Salzburg Festival and with many other internationally renowned houses and orchestras. Notable successes have been singing Hagen, Fafner and Hunding in Wagner’s Ring Cycle with Valery Gergiev in Baden-Baden, at the MET conducted by James Levine, at the BerlinerStaatsoper with Daniel Baremboim and with Sir Simon Rattle at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Other operatic roles have included Leporello in Don Giovanni, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Pistola in Falstaff, Frère Laurent in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Gremin in Eugene Onegin and Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro. Concert engagements have included Verdi’s Requiem, Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass, as well as Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death.
Future engagements include Filippo in Don Carlo at the Netherlands Opera, Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung at the Teatro alla Scala Milan and Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, the title role in Ruslan & Ludmila at the Bolshoi Theatre, Orestes in Elektra at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, and Bluebeard’s Castle, Prince Igor and Le Nozze di Figaro at the MET. Mikhail Petrenko was born in St Petersburg and graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory. In the 2001-2002 season, he made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in War and Peace. He has appeared as Leporello in a recently released film version of Don Giovanni.