“Over the past years, Maxim Mironov has emerged as one of the great Rossini tenors of his generations and one of the greatest exponents of the Bel Canto repertoire”, writes Francisco Salazar in this week’s Operawire’s ‘Artist of the Week’ column. Maxim features ahead of an important house debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu this week in the role of Lindoro in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri.
Lindoro is considered to be one of Maxim’s signature roles and he regularly performs it around the world, notably at the Aix-en-Provence festival, the Rossini Opera Festival, and recently at the Wiener Staatsoper, of which it was written he has “the perfect tone for Rossini’s roles” (Translated, Di Bartolo, 2017).
Maxim returns to Rossini repertoire again this season as Prince Ramiro in Cenerentola at La Scala, along with Conte Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Deutsche Staatsoper. He will also return to the role of Orphée in Glucks Orphée et Eurydice at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, a role he debuted last season with LA Opera.
Future engagements include Anna Bolena at ROH Oman, Don Pasquale at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and at New National Theatre Tokyo, Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Teatro La Fenice and at the Dresden Semperoper, Orphée et Eurydice at Baden Baden, Italiana in Algeri at the Wiener Staatsoper, at the Dresden Semperoper, and Otello and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at the Opera Royal de Wallonie. He has also just finished his recording of Rossini Chamber arias called “Questo è Rossini!”, to be released on Illiria in 2019. You can preorder the CD now via this link.
L’italiana in Algeri premieres this week on 13 December, with Maxim appearing on 13, 15, 18, 21, 23 December. For tickets and more information, please see the Gran Teatre del Liceu website.