(St. Petersburg, Russia)
2016–17 Season: Conductor of The Makropulos Case
Making his San Francisco Opera debut as conductor of The Makropulos Case, Mikhail Tatarnikovwas appointed musical director and principal conductor of the Mikhailovsky Theatre, one of Russia's oldest opera halls, in 2012. Tatarnikov made his debut as a conductor at St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre in 2006 with the premiere of the ballet Metaphysics and Prokofiev’s Second Symphony. In 2007, he conducted his first opera, a new production of Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges. He has subsequently conducted a large number of operas and concerts.
In past seasons, he has conducted at Teatro alla Scala, Bayerische Staatsoper, La Monnaie Brussels, Opéra de Bordeaux, Latvian National Opera, Bergen Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, and the Mariinsky Theatre, including Russia’s first ever performance of Billy Budd. Future operas include Manon Lescaut at Deutsche Oper Berlin, The Gambler at Opéra de Monte-Carlo, concerts with the Seoul Philharmonic and Seattle Symphony, and concert performances of The Demon at La Monnaie Brussels, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and the Mikhailovsky Orchestra.