Milan Siljanov is currently a member of the Young Artist Programme of the Bavarian State Opera. 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.
Recent engagements include Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur at the Verbier Festival under the baton of Valery Gergiev, Beethoven’s Choral Symphony with Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne under Joshua Weilerstein and Haydn’s Nelson Mass with Orchestre National de Lyon under Omer Meir Wellber.
Highlights of the 2018-19 season included Schubert’s Winterreise at the Cambridge Music Festival, Haydn’s Nelson Mass at Staatskapelle Dresden under the baton of Omer Meir Wellber, a celebration of Carl Loewe with the Internationale Hugo Wolf Academy at Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, and recitals at the Oxford Lieder Festival and Wigmore Hall with pianist Nino Chokhonelidze.
In his first season in the ensemble of the Bavarian State Opera he will perform the roles of Antonio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Nachtwächter in Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Čekunov in Janáček’s From the House of the Dead, Montano in Verdi’s Otello, Father in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, Sprecher in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Schaunard in Puccini’s La bohème, and Ein Cappadocier in Strauss’s Salome.