Daria Shuvalova
Andrey Isakov
Valentina Tsygankova
Mikhail Mishchenko
Inna Kuyda
Lubov Salaeva
Tatiyana Smyslova
Irina Nemova
Tatiyana Epishina


Mikhail Agafonov

Prize winner of an international competition

In 1993 Mikhail graduated from the Lunacharsky State Institute for Theatre Arts (currently known as GITIS, Russian Institute of Theatre Arts), later interned in Vienna.

In 1994-1996 he was a trainee, then in 1996-2001 a soloist at the Bolshoi Theatre, where he performed the following parts: Young Gypsy (Rachmaninoffs Aleko), Count Almaviva (Rossinis The Barber of Seville), Faust (Goethes Faust), Astrologer (Rimsky-Korsakovs The Golden Cockerel), Rodolfo (Puccinis La bohème), Lïkov (Rimsky-Korsakovs The Tsars Bride), Alfredo (Verdis La traviata), Lensky (Tchaikovskys Eugene Onegin). Since 2001 he has been a soloist with The Mannheim National Theatre, where he performed the following roles: Count (Verdis Rigoletto), Radamès (Verdis Aida), Cavaradossi (Puccinis Tosca), Canio (Leoncavallos Pagliacci), Rodolfo (Puccinis La bohème), Pinkerton (Puccinis Madama Butterfly), Otello (Verdis Otello) and other.

He regularly performs abroad, singing at worlds best venues: the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, Opéra national de Paris, the Vienna State Opera, the Hessian State Theatre of Wiesbaden, Berlin State Opera, The Colosseum Theater Essen, Florida Grand Opera, Canadian Opera in Toronto, The New National Theatre in Tokyo, The Israeli Opera. He gave concerts at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, The Essen Philharmonic, The Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp.

I prize at the International Sergey Zimin Competition for Vocalists (Moscow, 1997)

Mikhail joined the opera company of the Novosibirsk opera and ballet theatre in 2016.

  • Radamès. Aida by Verdi
  • Herman. The Queen of Spades. The Game by Tchaikovsky
  • Otello. Otello by Verdi
  • Riccardo, earl of Warwick. Un Ballo in Maschera by Verdi
  • Don José. Carmen by Bizet
  • Canio. Pagliacci by Leoncavallo
  • Gabriel von Eisenstein. Die Fledernaus by Strauss
  • The Pretender. Boris Godunov by Mussorgsky
  • Feri. Silva by Kálmán
  • Vaudemont. Iolanta by Tchaikovsky
  • Tsar Berendey. Snow Maiden by Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Kashchey the Deathless. Kashchey the Deathless by Rimsky-Korsakov