Mihail Mihaylov is a young, excellent lyric tenor, specialized in Italian bel canto roles.
Tenor, Mihail Mihaylov, graduated from the National Music Academy of Sofia ‘Prof. Pancho Vladigerov’ Academy, where he studied with Professor Ivanka Ninova. At the age of twenty-two, during his studies, he made his opera debut singing the part of Count Almaviva in G. Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia. Later, he appeared in other bel canto tenor roles: as Eduardo Milfort in G. Rossini’s La cambiale di matrimonio and Ernesto in G. Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. Following his graduation from the Academy, Mihaylov played Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore, Beppe in Rita, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor by G. Donizetti, Alfredo in La traviata, Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto, Fenton in Falstaff by G. Verdi, Count Camille de Rosillon in Die lustige Witwe by F. Lehár, in the most important Bulgarian opera houses as well as in Macedonian Opera and Ballet in Skopje.
Since 2012 Mr. Mihaylov started gaining his oratorio experience as a regular guest soloist at Sofia Philharmonic where he sang the tenor solos in W. A. Mozart’s Requiem, G. Rossini’s Stabat Mater, C. Saint-Saëns’ Messe de Requiem, F. Schubert’s Mass No. 6 in E-flat major and L. v. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. He also performed A. Dvořák’s Requiem with Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra Bacău, Romania; F. Mendelssohn’s Elias and A. Dvořák’s Stabat Mater with the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra; G. Verdi’s Requiem with Iași Moldova Philharmonic Orchestra, Romania and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London, UK. In 2013, Mihaylov took part in a Verdi/Puccini Gala Concert with Munich Symphony Orchestra.
In 2013, 2014 and 2015 he performed at prestigious German festivals Klassik auf der Burg and Herrenchiemsee Festspiele in Ariadne auf Naxos as Bacchus and in Manon Lescaut as Edmondo; at Klassik am See in La traviata as Alfredo and in Rigoletto as Duca di Mantova.
In 2018 he appeared in Laval Opéra Festival (France) and Opernspiele Munot (Switzerland). In November 2018 he was invited to perform tenor part in G. Verdi’s Requiem in Freiburg and Breisach with Junger Kammerphilharmonie Freiburg, he performed this part also in Silesian Philharmonic at Katowice.
In the 2018/2019 season he will sing the part of Duca di Mantova at the State Opera Stara Zagora in Bulgaria and Lensky with the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra & Choir at the the Sofia Philharmonic. He will also sing the tenor part in G. Verdi’s Requiem at the Krakow Opera.
Mr. Mihaylov has performed in Royal Festival Hall, London (UK); Moscow Kremlin (Russia); Gasteig (Munich, Germany); Auditorio Nacional de Música (Madrid, Spain), Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona, Spain), Théâtre de Vevey (Switzerland), Osaka Festival Hall (Japan) and Teatro del Giglio in (Lucca, Italy).
Mihail Mihaylov holds a Second Prize from the IV International Competition for Chamber Music “Richard Strauss” (Sofia, Bulgaria, 2015). In 2015 he won the Grand prix at the International Song Competition “Romansiada” (Moscow, Russia). In July, 2017 Mihaylov was one of the 20 singers who reached the semi-final stage of the Placido Domingo’s competition Operalia. In 2018 he was a semi-finalist in Concours musical international de Montréal.
On his account, Mihaylov has numerous recordings for the Bulgarian National Television and the Bulgarian National Radio.
G. Donizetti, L'elisir d'amore, Nemorino
G. Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor, Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood
F. Lehár, Die lustige Witwe, Camille de Rosillon
G. Puccini, La bohème, Rodolfo
G. Puccini, Manon Lescaut, Edmondo
R. Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos, Bacchus
P. Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin, Lensky
G. Verdi, Falstaff, Fenton
G. Verdi, La traviata, Alfredo
G. Verdi, Rigoletto, Duca di Mantova
L. v. Beethoven, Missa Solemnis
L. v. Beethoven, Symphony no. 9
A. Dvořák, Requiem
A. Dvořák, Stabat Mater
J. Haydn, Missa in tempore belli
J. Haydn, Missa in Angustiis
F. Mendelssohn, Elias
W. A. Mozart, Coronation Mass
W. A. Mozart, Requiem
G. Puccini, Messa di Gloria
G. Rossini, Stabat Mater
G. Rossini, Petite messe solennelle
C. Saint-Saëns, Requiem
F. Schubert, Mass No. 6 in E-flat major
G. Verdi, Requiem