The 1st prize-winner at the All-Russian Ippolitov-Ivanov competition (2005).

Максим Аниськин


Maxim Aniskin was born in Novopolotsk (Belarus). In 2000 he graduated from Dargomyzhsky Music College in Tula. In 2005 — from the the Moscow State Ippolitov-Ivanov Pedagogical Music Institute.
In 2005-06 he was a soloist with Moscow’s Novaya Opera Theatre.

Since 2006, he has been a soloist with Novosibirsk Theater of Opera and Ballet, and debuted there as Yeletsky in Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades.


Аt the Novosibirsk theatre:

Prince Igor
(Prince Igor by Borodin)
Onegin (Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky)
Rigoletto (Rigoletto by Verdi)
Yeletsky, Tomsky, Zlatogor (The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky)
Robert (Iolanta by Tchaikovsky)
Scarpia (Tosca by Puccini)
Giorgio Germont (La Traviata by Verdi)
Marcello, Schaunard (La Bohème by Puccini)
Sharpless (Madama Butterfly by Puccini)
Escamillo, Morales (Carmen by Bizet)
Iago (Otello by Verdi)
Renato (Un ballo in maschera by Verdi)
Tonio (Pagliacci by Leoncavallo)
Baron (The Miserly Knight by Rachmaninov)
Malatesta (Francesca da Rimini by Rachmaninov)


In 2010, he debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre as Marcello in La Bohème by Puccini. In 2011, performed the role of Grigory Gryaznoy in The Tsar’s Bride by Rimsky-Korsakov.
In 2017 took part in the Bolshoi Theatre new production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden (directed by Alexander Titel, conducted by Tugan Sokhiev) as Misgir. In 2018 appeared as Robert, Ibn-Hakia (Iolanta) and Renato (Un ballo in maschera), in 2020 – as Count Tomsky/Zlatogor (The Queen of Spades).

At the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre his repertoire includes the roles of Robert (Iolanta by Tchaikovsky), Escamillo (Carmen by Bizet), Count (The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart), Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte by Mozart) and Onegin (Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky).

In 2012, Maxim Aniskin debuted at the Teatro Real Madrid as Robert in Iolanta (directed by Peter Sellars, conductes by Teodor Currentzis).

In the season 2013/14 he performed the title role in Verdi’s Macbeth at the Staatheater Klagenfurt and debuted as Sir Riccardo Forth in Bellini’s I puritani at the Metropolitan Opera, NY. He also took part in a performance of Britten’s War Requiem with the Royal Northern Simfonia Chamber Orchestra at the Novosibirsk Theater of Opera and Ballet. He toured with the Company to South Korea and Thailand.

Engagements of the 2015/16 season include among others Giacomo in Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco (Bonn); Robert in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Opera Lyon, and at the Metropolitan Opera; the title role in Verdi’s Macbeth at the Staatstheater Darmstadt.
Highlights of the 2017/18 season included title part in Eugene Onegin for the Mikhailovsky Theatre St Petersburg.