19 June 2021

Mikhail Petrenko

Russian bass Mikhail Petrenko is one the most sought-after basses in the world, known for both his exceptional operatic performances as well as his recitals. He is a graduate of the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in the class of Professor Minzhilkiev and has awards including diplomas at the third International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition (1998), the first Elena Obraztsova Competition and was a finalist and diploma-winner at the Maria Callas New Verdi Voices Competition, Parma (2000). Operatic engagements this season include Dmitri Tcherniakov’s production ofSadko at the Bolshoi Theatre, Das Rheingold with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and Yannick Nézet-Séguin with whom he regularly collaborates, and Ramfis Aida at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino with Zubin Mehta conducting. In concert, highlights include Glagolitic Mass with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg and a return to the Verbier Festival. His many recordings include Die Walküre under Gergiev released on the Mariinsky Label and Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette under Yannick Nézet-Seguin released on Deutsche Grammophon. He added a recording of Rachmaninov’s The Bells with the Berliner Philharmoniker to his discography under Sir Simon Rattle released on EMI, and features as Leporello in the film version of Don Giovanni, (Kasper Holten’s Juan).