Milan Siljanov is recent graduate of the Bavarian State Opera’s Young Artist Programme and a current member of the company itself. He is a Samling Artist and he studied on the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Rudolf Piernay. He won the prestigious Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition in London in 2015 and took second prize at the ARD Music Competition in Munich in 2018. Recent engagements include Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni (Bavarian State Opera), Der Einarmige in Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten (Verbier Festival), Haydn’s Nelson Mass with Staatskapelle Dresden, recitals at the Hugo Wolf Academy in Stutgtart, at the Oxford Lieder Festival and the Wigmore Hall with pianist Nino Chokhonelidze, a Japanese tour with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra performing Mozart’s Requiem; and Beethoven’s Choral Symphony with Bilbao Symphony Orchestra. Current roles at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich include Montano in Verdi’s Otello, Peter Besenbinder in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Sprecher in Mozart’s Die Zäuberflöte, Haraschta in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Donner in Wagner’s Das Rheingold, Kilian in Weber’s Der Freischütz, Schaunard in Puccini’s La bohème and Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. He made his INO debut in Bizet’s Carmen in 2022.