Milan Siljanov | Bass-baritone


Milan Siljanov


Milan Siljanov is a recent graduate of the Young Artsit Programme and current member of the Bavarian State Opera. He is a Samling Artist and he studied on the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under the tutelage of Rudolf Piernay. He won the prestigious Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition in London in 2015 and the second prize at the 67th International ARD Competition in Munich in 2018

Recent operatic and concert engagements include Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Bavarian State Opera under James Gaffigan, Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Verbier Festival under the baton of Valery Gergiev, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa and Haydn’s Nelson Mass with Dresdner Staatsorchester.

Highlights of the 202o-21 season amongst others include the roles of Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and Kilian in Weber’s Der Freischütz at the Bavarian State Opera, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with NDR Radiophilharmonie and song recitals at Wigmore Hall with pianist Nino Chokhonelidze, at Het Concertgebouw with pianist Julius Drake and at National Concert Hall with pianist Dearbhla Collins in Dublin.

In his first two season in the ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera he has performed the roles of Schaunard in Puccini’s La bohème, Antonio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Nachtwächter in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Montano in Verdi’s Otello, the Father in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel and Sprecher in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.