Mikhail Vekua is rapidly becoming one of the most significant Heldentenors of our times. Admired by the international Press and Public, the young Tenor who completed his studies at the Moscow State Conservatory in 2004, has been a soloist of the Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow since 2002. With the Stanislavsky Theatre he has toured in Korea, Estonia, Latvia and Cypres and performed numerously in Moscow the leading tenor roles in Lucia di Lammermoor, Carmen, Werther, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, Demon, Tale of Tsar Saltan, etc.
In 2012 he made his stage debut as Loge in das Rheingold with the Mariinsky Theatre under the baton of Valery Gergiev and almost immediately became the leading soloist at this legendary theatre.
Mikhail Vekua is also a frequent concert soloist. His concert repertory includes: tenor parts in Verdi’s Requiem, in Rachmaninov’s the Bells, ”Die Schoepfung” by J. Haydn, “Messa di Gloria” by G.Puccini, Symphony No.9 by Beethoven. Vekua also performed Janácek’s Glagolitic Mass at the BBC Proms in London as well as the World Premiere of the revised version of Gubaidulina’s Cantata On Love and Hatred in 2018 in Rotterdam under Valery Gergiev.
Some highlights from the past include a concert performance of Walküre as Siegmund under the Baton of Kent Nagano in Moscow, as Loge in das Rheingold at the Edinburgh Festival, the title role in Tristan and Isolde and The Gambler in Barcelona, Erik in Der Fliegende Holländer and Pollione in Norma in Dortmund, Herman in Pique Dame on Tour in China. Shortly before his MET debut in a new production of Prince Igor by Dmitry Tschernyakov, he performed in the American premiere of Taneyev’s Orestaia which was recorded and televised. His performances as Loge, Siegmund and Siegfried in both Siegfried and Die Götterdämmerung on tour with the Mariinsky in Great Britain and in France and of course at the Mariinsky Theatre have brought him high recognition in the Wagnerian Repertoire. His fulminant debut as Parsifal at the Mariinsky Theatre in 2018 as well as the marathon performance of the RING where he sang Loge, Siegmund and both Siegfried on 4 consequent days proved him to be an incredibly stable performer.
Some upcoming engagements include performances of Die Götterdämmerung in Oviedo, Parsifal at the Philharmonie in Paris, a tour in China with the Mariinsky Theatre, title role in Tristan and Isolde in a new production at the Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, and a debut as the Konzerthaus in Berlin with Christoph Eschenbach. As well as further performances as Parsifal, Tristan, Radames, Faust, Samson, Don Jose, and Herman at the Mariinsky Theatre.