1999 – Prize-winner at the I Republican Young Performers’ Competition (Tbilisi)
2002 – Diploma and special “audience choice” prize recipient at the V International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition (St Petersburg)
2003 – I Prize at the III International Elena Obraztsova Competition (St Petersburg)
2004 – I Prize at the Stanislaw Moniuszko International Vocalists’ Competition (Warsaw)

Михаил Колелишвили


Born in Moscow. He graduated from the vocals faculty Tbilisi State Saradzhishvili Conservatoire in 2001. As a soloist with the Paliashvili Opera and Ballet Theatre in Tbilisi from 1997, he performed the roles of the Commendatore (Don Giovanni), Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia) and Filippo II and the Inquisitore (Don Carlo). In 2005, he was a finalist in the BBC Cardiff Singers of the World International Competition. Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers from 2002.
Soloist with the Mariinsky Opera Company since 2009.


Farlaf (Ruslan and Lyudmila)
Statue of the Commander (The Stone Guest)
Konchak (Prince Igor)
Ivan Khovansky (Khovanshchina)
Head of the Village (May Night)
Grandfather Frost (The Snow Maiden)
Tsar Saltan (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Afanasy Vyazemsky (The Maid of Pskov)
Malyuta Skuratov (The Tsar’s Bride)
Varlaam (Boris Godunov)
Chub (Christmas Eve)
Storm-Bogatyr (Kashchey the Immortal in concert)
Bedyai (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia)
Mamyrov (The Enchantress)
Orlik (Mazeppa)
Old Gypsy (Aleko)
Bonze (Le Rossignol)
Mendoza (Betrothal in a Monastery)
Teiresias (Oedipus Rex)
The Inquisitor (The Fiery Angel)
Balaga the Coachman, Marshal Davoût (War and Peace)
Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Don Prudenzio (Il viaggio a Reims)
The High Priest of Baal (Nabucco)
Sparafucile (Rigoletto)
Tom (Un ballo in maschera)
The King of Egypt (Aida)
Monk,Grand Inquisitor (Don Carlo)
Herald (Otello)
Bonze (Madama Butterfly)
Simone (Gianni Schicchi)
Zuniga (Carmen)
Nourabad (Les Pêcheurs de perles)
Bartolo (Le nozze di Figaro)
Leporello, the Commendatore (Don Giovanni)
Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte)
Theseus (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Don Quichotte (Don Quichotte)