MICHAEL MOFIDIAN, bass baritone

Friday 18 November 2022
7.30 pm in Cairns Church

Songs by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Erik Chisholm


Burns Songs


Songs and Dances of Death


Madamina, il catalogo è questo
Per questa bella mano (concert aria)


Aleko’s cavatina - Ves’ tabor spit


O tu Palermo
Mentre gonfiarsi l'anima

Raised in Milngavie, Michael Mofidian is a rising star of the opera and concert stage whose international career is already taking off. He has already sung at the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne, Scottish Opera, the 2021 Salzburg Festival and at the Opera in Geneva where he has been a resident artist for the past year. Michael is also an admired recitalist with appearances at the Wigmore Hall and Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall among others.

His exciting programme begins with a selection of songs by great Russian composers and brings us to Scotland, via Shostakovich’s settings of Robert Burns, to discover the wit and the pathos of songs by Glasgow-born Erik Chisholm (1904-1965). Part 2 celebrates the drama and thrill of opera.

"Michael Mofidian asserts himself very convincingly with his beautiful voice and magnificent legato. Like velvet."
Jacques Schmitt, Res Musica, Geneva, January 2022