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Mikhail Tatarnikov

Mikhail Tatarnikov

Mikhail Tatarnikov is a graduate of the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (Department of Opera and Symphony Conducting). In 2006, he made his debut with the Mariinsky Theatre (the ballet Metaphysics set to Prokofievs Second Symphony). Over time, he conducted more than forty titles at the Mariinsky Theatre, including Wagners Der fliegende Holländer and Tristan und Isolde, Mozarts Die Zauberflöte and Le nozze di Figaro, Rimsky-Korsakovs Maid of Pskov and Sadko, and Verdis Attila. He has worked with orchestras from Turin, Oslo, Tokyo, Jena, Rotterdam, Gävle, Novosibirsk, and St Petersburg and has served as assistant conductor to Valery Gergiev (Wagners Der Ring des Nibelungen) at the Metropolitan Opera. He has conducted at the Comic Opera in Berlin, La Scala in Milan (John Crankos ballet Onegin set to music by Tchaikovsky), Bordeaux National Theatre (Mozarts Don Giovanni and Le nozze di Figaro), Bergen National Opera (Rimsky-Korsakovs Golden Cockerel), Polish National Opera in Warsaw (Berliozs Les Troyens), Bavarian State Opera in Munich (Dvořáks Rusalka), Latvian National Opera in Riga (Tchaikovskys Eugene Onegin), Theater an der Wien (Tchaikovskys Enchantress), La Monnaie in Brussels (Rachmaninoffs one-act operas), Berlin State Opera (Puccinis Manon Lescaut), Bastille Opera in Paris (Rimsky-Korsakovs Snow Maiden), Hamburg State Opera (Borodins Prince Igor), San Francisco Opera (Janáčeks Vec Makropulos), and Monte Carlo Opera (Prokofievs Gambler). Together with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov, he performed in Japan, China, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. Mikhail Tatarnikov has also worked with Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Neil Shicoff, Vilde Frang, Gautier and Renaud Capuçon, Nikolai Lugansky, Sergei Khachatryan, Peter Donohoe, Kristine Opolais, Vadim Repin, and other renowned soloists.

In 20122018, he was the musical director and principal conductor of the Mikhailovsky Theatre. Under the musical directorship of Mikhail Tatarnikov, the Mikhailovsky Theatre released productions of Tchaikovskys Eugene Onegin, Rimsky-Korsakovs Tsars Bride, Puccinis Manon Lescaut, Verdis Il trovatore, Brittens Billy Budd (Russian première), Mozarts Die Zauberflöte, Puccinis La Bohème, Mozart. The Marriage of Figaro, Rossinis Il barbiere di Siviglia, Prokofievs Romeo and Juliet and Cinderella, Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness set to music by Johann Sebastian Bach, and The Bronze Idol set to music by Reinhold Glière. At the Theatre, he led concert performances of Mozarts Don Giovanni, Puccinis Manon Lescaut, Rossinis Il barbiere di Siviglia, Donizettis Don Pasquale, and Rachmaninoffs Aleko, Miserly Knight, and Francesca da Rimini.

In 2013, he was awarded the special prize of the St Petersburg Golden Soffit Theatre Award: For Theatrical Expressiveness of Conductors Decisions. In 2016, he was awarded with the Tchaikovsky Prize and a diploma For Contribution into Development of Musical Culture in Russia.



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