On January 27, the Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre will present the performance oа Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the lifting of the siege of Leningrad. The idol of the Krasnoyarsk opera fans, Honoured Artist of the Republic of Buryatia Mikhail Pirogov will sing the tenor part.
Currently, Mikhail is in great demand on opera stages both in Russia and around the world: he doesn’t sing in Krasnoyarsk as often as the audience would like. Since October 2023, Mikhail Pirogov, a soloist of the opera company of the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, constantly performs in other theatres as a guest artist: at the Bolshoi, Novaya Opera, Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, and others. He made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre in 2022 in the role of Vaudemont (Iolanta by Tchaikovsky); in 2023, he performed the role of Cavaradossi (Tosca by Puccini); he sang the same role on the stage of the Zaryadye Hall, and People’s Artist of Russia Khibla Gerzmava performed the title role then.
In Europe, Mikhail Pirogov actively collaborates with German theatres. In September 2023, Mikhail took part in a series of eight shows at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin: he sang the roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni and Canio in Pagliacci by Leoncavallo; in November, he was invited to Vienna to back up the opera superstar Jonas Kaufmann in the role of Calaf in Turandot by Puccini.
Mikhail Pirogov is a laureate of the National Theatre Award Golden Mask 2022 (for the role of Solovey Budimirovich in Borodin’s opera Bogatyrs at the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre), winner of the award Audience Recognition (Krasnoyarsk, 2019), laureate of lots of Russian and international competitions.
The singer is still a part-time soloist of the Krasnoyarsk Opera Company. Once again he’ll take the stage of the Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre in the role of Herman in Pyotr Tchaikovsky's opera The Queen of Spades on February 28.