The Austrian tenor Nikolai Schukoff studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg where he was awarded the ‘Lilli Lehmann Medal’. In1996 he made his debut in Gelsenkirchen as Alfredo in ‘La Traviata’ followed by several years under contract at the Nationaltheater Mannheim and the Staatstheater Nuremberg. During this time he already made guest appearances in Düsseldorf, Salzburg, Lyon, Paris, Sydney and at the Scottish Opera.
Nikolai Schukoff Austrian tenor
Nikolai Schukoff’s international breakthrough came in 2006 with more dramatic roles like Siegmund in a first act concert version in Berlin with Marek Janowski conducting and a highlight was when he stepped in as Parsifal for Placido Domingo at the Staatsoper in Munich. The following years brought appearances with many leading opera companies in the world with a multi-faceted repertoire. Nikolai Schukoff has achieved great acclaim, in particular, for his outstanding interpretations of Parsifal and Don José in ‘Carmen’. He sang ‘Parsifal’ in, among other places, Dresden, Paris, Budapest, Santiago de Compostela, Lyon, Munich and sang the role of Don José in Lausanne, Paris (Châtelet and Opéra de Paris), Baden-Baden, Hamburg, Valladolid, Dresden, among others.