La Bohème at  Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich opens tonight (17 June) in which Bass-Baritone Milan Siljanov performs in his role début as Schaunard.

The Otto Schenk production, conducted by Giampaolo Bisanti, will run for three performances (17, 20 and 23 June) before repeating in December and January next season.

Milan is a member of the Bayerische Staatsoper ensemble where he has also performed the role of; Antonio in Le nozze di Figaro, Nachtwächter in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Čekunov in From the House of the Dead, Montano in Otello, Peter Besenbinder in Hänsel und Gretel, Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte and Ein Cappadocier in Salome. His additional highlights of the 2018/19 season include a recital with Nino Chokhonelidze at Wigmore Hall and Haydn’s Nelson Mass at Staatskapelle Dresden with conductor Omer Meir Wellber.

A Samling Artist, he studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Opera Course) under the tutelage of Prof Rudolf Piernay. He is the 2015 winner of the prestigious Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition and the audience and second prize winner of the 2018 ARD international music competition.