Calàf from the Novosibirsk Opera



On 24 November, one of the most beautiful Puccini’s operas, which is full of drama, lyrics and beauty, will be performed on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. The composer considered Turandot as his best opera...

On 24 November, the Honoured Artist of the Republic of Buryatia, winner of the Golden Mask National Theatre Award, winner of international competitions Mikhail Pirogov will appear in the role of Calàf.

After music school in Ulan-Ude Mikhail studied at the St Petersburg Conservatory. He became a soloist of the Novosibirsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre in 2021. Previously, Pirogov performed at the Dmitri Hvorostovsky Krasnoyarsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, Buryat Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre and Saratov Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Mariinsky Theatre. His repertoire includes the roles of Cavaradossi in Tosca, Jose in Carmen, Vaudemont in Iolanta, Vladimir in Prince Igor, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Herman in The Queen of Spades, Manrico in Il trovatore, etc.

‘Calàf is the apotheosis of our tenor life’, Mikhail Pirogov said. ‘For a dramatic tenor, this is the role you aspires to.... And I always try to follow the precept of my teacher: to be as honest and open as possible, bring your whole self to work, regardless of how many viewers are in front of you – three people or several thousand…’ (source:

On 24 November maestro Aleh Lessoun will conduct.