Biography

The tenor Nikolai Schukoff was born in Graz, Austria. His repertoire is varied, ranging from Danilo in Lehár’s Die lustige Witwe and Pollione in Bellini’s Norma to Dionysus in Henze’s Die Bassariden. Other roles include Max in Weber’s Der Freischutz, which he performed in Geneva and Salzburg, and Don José in Bizet’s Carmen, which he sang in Baden-Baden, Zurich and, most recently, Hamburg.

Nikolai Schukoff was especially successful in the title role of Wagner’s Parsifal, which he performed in Munich and Dresden, among others. Subsequently, he was invited to sing this role in 2013 at the Easter Festival in Salzburg under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle.
As a concert singer, Nikolai Schukoff has sung with many major orchestras, including the Munich Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Nikolai Schukoff has often performed with conductor/pianist Christoph Eschenbach, with whom he also gives joint Lieder evenings.

Discography

Gordon Getty - Plump Jack

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Getty - The Little Match Girl

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Johann Strauss Jr. - Der Zigeunerbaron (Operetta in 3 Acts; version 1886)

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Verdi Otello

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