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Mikhail Agrest

Principal Conductor of Stuttgart Ballet

"Mikhail Agrest’s direction of the orchestra was pure poetry and emotion." - Demokraatti

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General World

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Upcoming Past
Jul 2022


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Dec 2022


Jean-Marc Puissant, Stage Director

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Biography Highlights


Recent & Upcoming

Eugene Onegin, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Martinu's The Greek Passion* for Staatsoper Hannover, I Pagliacci at Azerbaijan State Opera. Ballet productions for Opéra National de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper, Finnish National Opera & Semperoper Dresden. Concert engagements with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, St.Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony of Taiwan, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Bremer Philharmoniker, Sinfonia Varsovia, Silesian Philharmonic and Lodz Philharmonic.  


Past Engagements

The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh at the Metropolitan Opera, Švanda dudákSwan Lake, Heatscape at the Semperoper Dresden, Eugene Onegin at the Finnish National Opera, Faust at the Zurich Opera, La Traviata, Don Giovanni at the Opera Australia, Tosca at the Swedish National Opera, Jenufa at the English National Opera. Collaboration with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic, Bremer Philharmoniker, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, New West Symphony.



Mikhail Agrest
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Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin

Verdi - Traviata

Verdi - Traviata


Mikhail in Concertos Parlando

Concertos Parlando

Philippe Graffin (violin) BBC Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Robertas Šervenikas, Mikhail Agrest

Mikhail in Violin Concerto, Op. 33 / Andante Religioso / Romance, Op. 26

Violin Concerto, Op. 33 / Andante Religioso / Romance, Op. 26

Lisa Jacobs, Bremer Philharmoniker, Mikhail Agrest


Reviews & Press


Finnish National Opere - Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin

Mikhail Agrest’s direction of the orchestra was pure poetry and emotion. Affection, hope, intellect, and beauty – every element was cherished like a petal of a flower. He led the orchestra through the musical narrative, like a good shepherd.

- Matti Saurama

It was a  performance, so rare in our days,  that showed integrity and unity of the musical and theatrical incarnations. In many respects this is due to the intelligent manner of the conductor,
music in the blood. A former student of Mariss Jansons, he led the orchestra, bringing out inner details and nuances , and musicians obediently trusted each of his maningful gestures 

- Vladimir Dudin,

Stuttgart Ballet - Liszt - Mayerlink

Three cheers too for Mikhail Agrest and the Staatsorchester who have audibly worked hard to bring out the extraordinary richness and varied sonorities of John Lanchbery’s masterful arrangement of Liszt. In Stuttgart, this score was a new experience for both conductor and orchestra who have approached it with engagement and respect, making it sound fresh and singularly right. Agrest elicited magnificent playing, with warm string sound and emphatic brass. Time and time again, the detailing in the score was brought out in a way not heard in London.

- G. J. Dowler , Classical Source

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Scottish Opera - Prokifiev - The Fiery Angel

Agrest and the orchestra gave a muscular account of this powerful score, 

- David Smythe , Bachtrack

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Mikhail Agrest keeps driving the music to its inexorable conclusion

- Catriona Graham , Opera Critic

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