The Russian tenor Alexander Mikhailov is appearing at Oper Frankfurt for the first time, as Prince Juri in this new production of Tchaikovsky’s The Sorceress. He was heard recently in roles including the title role in Schostokovitch’s The Nose, Anatole Kuragin and Gérard in Prokofiev’s War and Peace and the title role in Idomeneo at the Mariinsky Theater in St Petersburg and Chapelou in Adam’s Le Postillon de Lonjumeau at New Opera Moscow. He enjoyed great success at last summer’s Bergenz Festival singing Vassili in Giordano’s Siberia, the Duke in Rigoletto at the National Theatre in Prague, in Rachmaninov’s Aleko with the Hungarian National Philharmonic, the tenor solo in Roméo et Juliette, the title role in La damnation de Faust at the Berlioz Festival in La Côte-Saint-André and Lenski in Eugene Onegin at the Verbier Festival. Roles at the Mariinsky Theatre have included the title role in Benvenuto Cellini, Gérald (Lakmé), Ivan Sergejewitsch Lykow (Die Zarenbraut / The Tsar’s Bride), Macduff (Macbeth), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), the Duke (Rigoletto) and Hylas (Les Troyens). Alexander Mikhailov has been a member of the ensemble at the Mariinsky Theater since 2016. He was awarded a scholarship by their Atkins Young Artists Programme earlier in his career. Born in Murmansk he graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakow Conservatoire in St Petersburg in 2014, the year he won 2nd prize at the 4th International B.T. Shtokolov Singing Competition and reached the finals in Bucharest Opera’s Le Grand Prix International Singing Competition.