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Mikhail Timoshenko
Bass baritone

Season 21/22 Artist
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After studying at the Mednogorsk conservatory in Russia, Mikhail Timoshenko earned his degree at the Musikhochschule in Weimar, Germany. He has taken part in several productions including Die Zauberflöte, Bastien et Bastienne and Eugene Onegin and sung Bach’s Mass in B Minor in concert. He has been a prizewinner at numerous singing competitions, including the Kammeroper Rheinsberg, the Ekaterinburg Funken, the Delphic Games in Moscow, and the Uralmärchen in Chelyabinsk. His repertoire includes the roles of Masetto (Don Giovanni), Colline (La Bohème), Assur (Semiramide), Raphaël (The Creation), and Lanciotto (Francesca da Rimini). After joining the Paris Opera Academy in September 2015, he sang in the French premiere of Joanna Lee’s Vol Retour and performed the role of Plutone in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo. In March 2016, he won first prize at the Médoc International Singing Competition in Bordeaux. In May of the same year, he was awarded the Opera Prize by the Cercle Carpeaux. He participated in the productions of Owen Wingrave and the Fêtes d’Hébé at the Bastille Amphitheatre and appeared in Wozzeck (Erster Handwerksbursch), Rigoletto (Count Ceprano), Don Carlos (a Flemish Deputy), Un ballo in maschera (Silvano), Boris Godunov (Mityukha), Simon Boccanegra (Pietro), and Don Giovanni (Masetto) on the main stage of the Opéra Bastille. He has also sung the roles of Orlik in Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa at the Oviedo Opera, Moser (I Masnadieri) in Monte Carlo, Don Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) at the Bordeaux Opera, Masetto at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, and Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Lorraine Opera. In addition, he performed in the world premiere production of Alexandre Desplats’ chamber opera En silence in Luxembourg and he sang Berlioz’ Requiem at the Radio France-Occitanie Festival.

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Career history

1993
Born in Kameikino (Russia)

2011
Completed his musical training at the conservatoire of Mednogorsk

2015
Awarded a diploma from the Weimar Franz Liszt Hochschule for Music

2015
Joined the Atelier Lyrique / Academy of the Paris Opera

Distinctions

2010
First prize in the Uralmärchen of Tcheliabinsk Competition in Russia

2014

Prize-winner in the Schloss Rheinsberg Chamber Opera Competition in Germany.

2016

First Price at the Concours International de Chant Bordeaux Médoc

He wins the Prix Lyrique du Cercle Carpeaux

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