Maxim Aksenov

“The assistant (of the conductor) and, at the same time, the provocateur of the insane unfolding of the elements was Maxim Aksyonov, the performer of the role of Herman. It would appear that the young soloist was throwing down a challenge to fate. The degree of his daring and his dramatic fervour may only be compared with the volcanic acting abilities and singing of the Mariinsky Theatre’s greatest Herman – Vladimir Galuzin. The extent of the young soloist’s freedom in terms of the drama was so great that he completely subordinated the orchestra and the conductor to his own self.”

Sankt-Peterburgskie Vedomosti


Graduated from the Kazan State Conservatoire in 2005 (class of Professor Sungatullina). Soloist with the Novosibirsk Theatre of Musical Comedy in the 2000–2001 season. Soloist with the Novosibirsk State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet from 2001–2003.
Soloist with the Kazan Musa Dzhalil Theatre of Opera and Ballet from 2003–2005.
Invited to join the Mariinsky Opera Company in 2005. Made his debut as Vaudemont in a performance of Iolanta at Ivangorod Fortress at the XIII International Stars of the White Nights Festival.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Prince Andrei Khovansky (Khovanshchina)
Grigori (Boris Godunov)
Mikhail Tucha (The Maid of Pskov)
Lensky (Eugene Onegin)
Herman, Chekalinsky (The Queen of Spades)
Sergei (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Ismaele (Nabucco)
Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto)
Alfredo (La traviata)
Riccardo (Un ballo in maschera)
Rinuccio (Gianni Schicchi)
José, Remendado (Carmen)
Cavaradossi (Tosca)
Otello (Otello)

Repertoire also includes: Lykov (The Tsar´s Bride), Roberto (Le villi), Nadir (Les pêcheurs de perles), Roméo (Gounod´s Roméo et Juliette), René (Le Conte de Luxembourg)

In 2002 he toured with the Novosibirsk Theatre of Opera and Ballet to Korea (Pusan), where he performed the role of Remendado (Carmen). The same year he gave a solo concert in Sapporo (Japan). In 2003 and 2004 during tours of the Kazan Theatre of Opera and Ballet to the Netherlands (Amsterdam and Rotterdam) he performed as Nadir in Bizet´s Les Pêcheurs de perles.

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