Maxim Daminov


• Finalist at the 10th International Competition of Opera Singers St Petersburg (2021)
• Prize-winner at the 18th International Olga Sosnovskaya Young Vocalists Contest (St Petersburg, 2019; Grand Prix)
• Prize-winner at the 6th International B.T. Shtokolov Vocal Competition (St Petersburg, 2018; 1st prize)

Maxim Daminov was born in Novosibirsk in 2000. In 2019 he graduated from the Elena Obraztsova International Academy of Music (St Petersburg), and in 2023 – from the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory (class of Vladimir Vaneyev). Since 2023 Maxim Daminov has been an assistant trainee at the conservatory (class of the same teacher).

The artist participated in performances of the Elena Obraztsova International Academy of Music and the Opera Theatre of the St Petersburg Conservatory, including at the St Petersburg Music Hall Theatre and the Concert Hall of the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music; he sang title roles in Eugene Onegin and Aleko, the parts of Tomsky and Zlatogor (The Queen of Spades), Ibn-Hakia and Robert (Iolanta), Escamillo (Carmen), Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana), Schaunard and Marcel (La bohème), Giorgio Germont (La traviata). Also performed at the St Petersburg Music House and on various stages in Daugavpils, Tikhvin, Syktyvkar and Ulyanovsk.

During 2022–2023 Maxim Daminov was a trainee at the Mariinsky Theatre. He made his debut on its stage in 2019, appearing as Alfio in a concert performance of Cavalleria rusticana under the baton of Fabio Mastrangelo.
Since September 2023 the singer has been a soloist with the Mariinsky Opera Company.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
A Lutheran Pastor (Khovanshchina)
Chernobog (Sorochintsy Fair, concert performance)
Robert (Iolanta, chamber version)
Ibn-Hakia (Iolanta)
Aleko (Aleko, concert performance)
Grigory Gryaznoy (The Tsar’s Bride, concert performance)
Fyodor Poyarok (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya)
The Shadow of Virgil (Rachmaninoff’s Francesca da Rimini, concert performance)
Mr Astley (The Gambler)
Von Wierhof (Semyon Kotko)
Metivier (War and Peace)
Belcore (L’elisir d’amore)
Silvano (Un ballo in maschera)
Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana, concert performance)
Marcel and Schaunard (La bohème)
Sonora (La fanciulla del West)
Gianni Schicchi (Gianni Schicchi)
A Music Master (Ariadne auf Naxos)
Le Comte de Nevers (Les Huguenots)
Role of the Seneschal in Liszt’s oratorio Die Legende von der heiligen Elisabeth

He participated in premieres of Mariinsky Theatre productions of The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya (2022, new revision of the 1994 production), Les Huguenots and Ariadne auf Naxos (2024).

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