Artist of Week: Maxim Mironov

Russian Tenor Makes Liceu Debut

By Francisco Salazar

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. He has also become a favorite of the Italian audiences, performing in every important theater of the country and a frequent guest at both the Donizetti Opera Festival and the Rossini Opera Festival. This week, Mironov leaves Italy and makes an important Spanish debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

Years after singing at the Teatro Real de Madrid, Mironov’s Liceu debut will be in one of his signature roles. He will take on the role of Lindoro in “L’Italiana in Algeri,” an opera he has garnered raves for. Critics have called his Lindoro the “right fit” for Rossini’s music and a “Stylish” Lindoro. Now he gets to charm Spanish audiences with his comic timing and his vocal fireworks.

And for those who miss the performances at the Liceu, the theater will broadcast “L’Italiana in Algeri” in cinemas. Mironov will also return to Italy as well as Germany and Japan this season performing in “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” “Orphée et Euridice,” and “Don Pasquale.” He will also give a recital of his first solo album “La Ricordanza.”


If you are not familiar with Mironov’s voice he has two recording of “L’Italiana in Algeri.” The first comes from Festival Aix-en-Provence conducted by Riccardo Frizza and the second from the Rossini Opera Festival with Marianna Pizzolato and Marco Vinco.

Mironov also released two solo albums “La Ricordanza” and “Questo e Rossini” as well as a complete recording of Rossini’s “rarely performed “Ricciardo e Zoraide.”

Here are some clips of Mironov performing arias from “L’Italiana in Algeri” at the Rossini Opera Festival and “La Cenerentola” at the Wiener Staatsoper.


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