Suren Maksutov, tenor

 In spite 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 audience.

In 2012 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 others.

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.