Soloists of the Mariinsky Theatre

Mikhail Kolelishvili


Russian bass, Mikhail Kolelishvili , graduated from the Tbilisi State Saradzhishvili Conservatoire in 2001.

He was a soloist of the the Paliashvili Opera and Ballet Theatre in Tbilisi from 1997 onwards, At the Mariinsky theatre he started as a soloist of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers in 2002 and joined the Mariinsky Opera Company in 2009.

Under the Flag of the Mariinsky Opera Company, Mikhail Kolelishvili has taken part in the Moscow Easter Festival and the Stars of the White Nights International Arts Festival (St Petersburg); he has also toured to Paris, Baden-Baden and Mikkeli.

In 2005, he was a finalist in the BBC Cardiff Singers of the World International Competition has won prizes at the Stanislaw Moniuszko International Vocalists’ Competition (Warsaw, 2004), III International Elena Obraztsova Competition (St Petersburg, 2003) , I Republican Young Performers’ Competition (Tbilisi, 1999) and received a diploma and special “audience choice” prize recipient at the V International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition (St Petersburg, 2002)


Statue of the Commander (The Stone Guest)
Konchak (Prince Igor)
Head of the Village (May Night)
Tsar Saltan (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Afanasy Vyazemsky (The Maid of Pskov)
Malyuta Skuratov (The Tsar’s Bride)
Chub (Christmas Eve)
Bedyai (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia)
Mamyrov (The Enchantress)
Old Gypsy (Aleko)
Bonze (Le Rossignol)
Teiresias (Oedipus Rex)
Mendoza (Betrothal in a Monastery)
Teiresias (Oedipus Rex)
Balaga the Coachman, Marshal Davoût (War and Peace)
Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Don Prudenzio (Il viaggio a Reims)
High Priest of Baal (Nabucco)
Sparafucile (Rigoletto)
Tom (Un ballo in maschera)
Monk and Grand Inquisitor (Don Carlo)
Herald (Otello)
Bonze (Madama Butterfly)
Simone (Gianni Schicchi)
Zuniga (Carmen)
Nourabad (Les Pêcheurs de perles)
Don Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro)
Leporello and the Commendatore (Don Giovanni)
Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte)
Grandfather Frost (The Snow Maiden)
the King of the Sea (Sadko)
General (The Gambler)
Mendoza (The Duenna)
Mephistopheles (Faust)
Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte)
Fafner (Das Rheingold)