Mikhail Vekua graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in 2004 and completed a postgraduate study there in 2007 (supervised by Professor Alexei Martynov). From 2002–2011 he was a soloist with the Moscow Academic Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre. Mariinsky Theatre soloist since 2013.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Herman (The Queen of Spades)
Tsarevich Gvidon (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Alfredo Germont (La traviata)
Don Carlo (Don Carlo)
Loge (Das Rheingold)
Doctor Faust (Doctor Faust)
Don José (Carmen)
Erik (Der fliegende Holländer)
Samson (Samson et Dalila)
Repertoire includes: Sinodal (The Demon), Levko (May Night), Mozart (Mozart and Salieri), Vaudémont (Iolanta), Alexei (The Gambler), Andrei (Mazepa), Pollione (Norma), Orest (Sergei Taneev’s Orestheia), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Ismaele (Nabucco), Alvaro (La forza del destino), Rodolfo (La bohème), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Werther (Werther), Alfred (Die Fledermaus) and the tenor roles in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Verdi’s Requiem and Rachmaninoff’s The Bells.
In 2010 he sang the role of Siegmund in a concert performance of Wagner’s opera Die Walküre under the baton of Kent Nagano.
Frequently performs in recitals. Has appeared at the Great and Small Halls of the Moscow Conservatoire, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the Great and Small Halls of the St. Petersburg Shostakovich Philharmonic and the Armorial Hall of the State Hermitage. Has performed at the Chaliapin Festival in Kazan. As a soloist he has appeared in Spain (Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona), Italy, France, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, North and South Korea and China.
In 2011 he became a guest soloist with the Metropolitan Opera. Diploma-recipient at the International Glinka Competition (2001). Recipient of the Grand-Prix and Republic of Kazakhstan Presidential Cup at the IV Shabyt-2003 International Creative Youth Festival in Astana.