MICHAEL POULIEV
Baritons

BIRTH DATE: 21.03.1958

NATIONALITY: Belgian , Bulgarian born

PRESENT PROFESSIONAL SITUATION: freelanced

PROFESSIONAL EXPIRIENCE :


1984 – 1986 National Opera House, Sofia
1986 – 1987 State Theater Bern, Switzerland
1987 – 1990 Royal Opera House, Liege - Belgium
1990 – 1993 freelanced - Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Korea, Holland
1993 – 1996 Opera House, Plovdiv
1997 – 1998 Royal Opera House, Brussels
1998 - 2001 Opera House, Plovdiv
2001 - 2002 Bulgaria, Spain, Greece, Spain, Holland Macedonia, Switzerland etc.
2002 – ...... Spain, Bulgaria


EDUCATION :

1975 – 1979 Music School


1980 – 1984 High Academy of Music ............

 

Vocal teacher: Elisabeth Rutgers

 

Interpretation - with Boris Christoff


Master class in oratorio with Lore Fischer



AWARDS:

» 1985 2nd prize at “Maria Callas“ International Music Competition, Athens, Greece
» 1986 3thd prize at the Geneva International Music Competition



PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

Since 1990 I started simultaniously to guest in many theatres in the following countries: Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Greese, Russia, Macedonia, China, South Corea, North Corea.


I have worked with such conductors as: Alberto Zedda, Peter Maag, Marcello Viotti, Paolo Olmi, Antonio Papano, Maurizio Barbacini, Martin Fisher-Diskau, Rainhard Schwarz and others, singers like:Nicolai Gedda, Louis Lima, Agnes Baltsa, Gunter Misenhard, Eva Lind, Willard White, Spas Venkov,Mariana Cioromilla, Ignacio Encinas,Eduard Tumadjian, Yulian Konstantinov, Kaludi Kaludov, Dimitar Petkov and many others.


I have numerous recordings for the NationalRadio and Television in Bulgaria, as well as in Switzerland, South Corea, Greece, Belgium, and Macedonia.


I am considered to be a VERDI BARITON, but I have a large concert repertoire including oratorio, lied and orthodox music. I am proud of having performed C.Orff’s “Carmina Burana“ more than 200 times all over Europe including Berliner Philharmonie. In 2001 I recorded it on CD with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Bulgarian Radio conducted by Maestro Milen Nachev.


REPERTOIRE OF MICHAEL POULIEFF - BARITONO


W. A. Mozart » Don Giovanni Giovanni
W. A. Mozart » Don Giovanni Leporello
W.A. Mozart » Messa di Requiem baritono
G. Verdi » Rigoletto Rigoletto
G. Verdi » Nabucco Nabucco
G. Verdi » Don Carlo Posa
G. Verdi » Il Trovatore Luna
G. Verdi » Un Ballo in Maschera Renato
G. Verdi » La Traviata Germont
G. Verdi » Aida Amonasro
G. Verdi » Otello Yago
G. Puccini » Madama Butterfly Scharplless
G. Puccini » La Boheme Marcello
G. Puccini » La Boheme Schaunard
G. Puccini » Tosca Scarpia
G. Bizet » Carmen Escamillo
Ch. Gounod » Faust Valentin
Ch. Gounod » Romeo et Juliette Frere Laurent
P. Mascagni » Cavaleria Rusticana Alfio
P. Mascagni » Nerone Babilio
P. Mascagni » Messa di Gloria baritono
P.Mascagni » Pinotta Andrea
R. Leoncavallo » Pagliacci Tonio
R. Leoncavallo » Pagliacci Silvio
F. Cilea » Adriana Lecouvreur Principe de Bouillon
A. Messager » Fortunio De Ferbois
A.Dargomyzsky » The Stone Guest Leporello
S. Rachmaninov » Aleko Aleko
S. Rachmaninov » The Bells baritono
M. Landowski » Montsegur Bertrand Martin
S. Matthus » Judith Achior
G.Rossini » La Petite Messe Solennelle baritono
F.Schubert » Winterreise,op.89 baritono
C. Orff » Carmina Burana baritono
L. Bernstein » West Side Story Riff
I. Spassov » XXth Century baritono
D. Dora » Beith Olam baritono