Mikhail Gubsky, tenor. He graduated from the Samara State Academy of Art and Culture in 1997 (Galina Sorokina’s class).
Mikhail Gubsky has in his repertoire the following parts: Lensky in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Golitsyn in Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, the Simpleton in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Tsar Berendey in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden, Macduff in Verdi’s Macbeth, Faust in Gounod’s Faust, Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème and many others.
Mikhail Gubsky tours extensively with different opera companies (such as the Novaya Opera, the Bolshoi Theatre etc). He has taken part in numerous concert programmes, including a concert in honour of Irina Arkhipova and joint performances with the singer in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.
Jointly with the National Orchestra of Russia (conductor Kent Nagano) he took part in the performance of Bach’s Mass in B minor in the Moscow International Music House in 2003. He performed the part of the Hussar in Stravinsky’s Mavra at a festival in Netherlands in 2004.
Since 1997, Mikhail Gubsky has worked with the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre.
Awards and Honours
- Honoured Artist of Russia
- Prize-winner of the Pechkovsky Singing Contest (Saint Petersburg, 1996)
- Prize-winner of the Glinka Singing Contest (1997, Samara)
- Prize-winner of the Monyushko International Competition in Warsaw (1998)
- Prize-winner of the Sobinov Music Festival (Saratov, 2000)
Roles performed at the Novaya Opera
Arvino in Verdi's I Lombardi alla prima crociata
Andrei in Tchaikovsky's Mazepa (in concert)
Arivino in Verdi's I Lombardi alla prima crocciata (in concert)
Jean in Massenet's Herodiade (in concert)
Shepherd in Shimanovsky's King Roger (in concert)
Andrea Chénier in Giordano's Andrea Chénier (in concert)
Tenor part in Verdi’s Requiem
Tenor part in Old Love Songs concert
has been nominated for the Golden Mask
National Theatrical Award for performing Herman in the Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades
, staged at Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.