Bass Mikhail Svetlov’s international career began at Wexford Festival Opera, since which time he has performed at many leading houses worldwide. Known for the unique range, beauty, and penetrating dark timbre of his voice, as well as his outstanding acting ability, Mr.Svetlov’s early career saw him work as a company principal at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, where his roles included the title role in Boris Godunov, Gremin Eugene Onegin, Saltan The tale of Tsar Saltan, Mephistopheles Faust, Zaccaria Nabucco, Ferrando Il Trovatore, Sobakin The Tsar’s Bride, Dodon Le coq d’Or, Dosifey  Khovanshchina, King René Iolanta, Mendoza Betrothal in a Monastery, Galitsky Prince Igor, Angelotti Tosca, and the Gusli player in The Legend of the invisible city of Kitezh. Recent engagements include Archibaldo L’amore dei tre Re and King Raimondo in Isabeau for Opera Holland Park, Fiesco Simon Boccanegra with Kentucky Opera, Grand Inquisitor Don Carlo for the Caramoor Festival, Zaccaria Nabucco with Naples Opera, the title role in Boris Godunov, and Don Basilio Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Chaliapin Opera Festival, Russia, and Stravinsky’s Le Noces with the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia, Rome. Recent appearances include Royal Opera Covent Garden in Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and roles in Boris Godunov, Jenufa and Pique dame at the Metropolitan Opera.