of very strong competitors tenor Suren Maksutov became semi-finalist of the
OPERALIA COMPETITION MOSCOW 2011. The beauty of his voice and the safety of his
high notes enthused Placido Domingo and the international jury as well as the
Suren Maksutov joined the Mikhailovsky Opera Company, where he currently sings
Alfredo in La Traviata and Count
Vaudémont in Iolanta which he also
sings at the Bolschoi Theatre. Due to his success his contract at the
Mikhailovsky Opera Company has been prolonged for two more years ans he has
performed the tenor part in Rachmaninov´s The
bells at the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under the musical
direction of Tomas Netopil.
In the beginning
of October 2014 the rising tenor gave guest performances as Alfredo in La
Traviata at the Bolshoi Theater. Shortly thereafter Suren Maksutov made his
debut in France
at the Opéra de Nantes-Angers in Tchaikovsky´s Eugene Onegin as Lensky and at
the Opéra National de Lorraine in Rachmaninov´s Aleko and Francesca da Rimini. After
his great success he returns in the 2015/16 season to France and will
perform again the role of Lenski, this time at the Opéra de Limoges.
Before that the tenor was soloist at the National Opera Kiev and the National
Philharmonic Orchestra. During guest performances in April 2011 he sang Rodolfo
in Puccini’s La Bohème in Denmark.
His repertoire includes Lensky in Eugene
Onegin, Vakula in Cherevicki,
Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Alfredo in
La Traviataand Rodolfo in La Bohème. He sang with conductors such as Vladimir Spivakov, Vladimir Jurowski,
Thomas Netopil, Nicholay Dyadyura and at
the side of famous singers such as Neil Shicoff and Elena Obraztsova among
2003 Suren Maksutov finished his studies as naval officer and began to study singing
at the Tchaikovsky National Music
Academy with Gennady Kabka in Kiev in 2004, where he
received the diploma in 2010.