Born in Novopolotsk (Belarus), baritone Maxim Aniskin graduated from the Ippolitov-Ivanov State Musical and Pedagogical Institute in Moscow (2005). Since 2006, he has been a soloist of the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, where he debuted as Yeletsky in The Queen of Spades. With this company, he has also toured to South Korea and Thailand. His recent engagements include Robert (Iolanta), Mizgir (The snow maiden) and Renato (Un ballo in maschera) in Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades) at Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Macbeth and Gryaznov (The Tsar's Bride) in Opéra Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Gryaznov and Conte di Luna (Il Trovatore) at Chaliapine’s Festival in Kazan. He has also created Riccardo (I puritani) and Robert (Iolanta) at the Metropolitan Opera New York (2014, 2015), Robert (Iolanta) at Aix-en-Provence Festival and Opéra National de Lyon, and Rodrigo (Don Carlo), Marcello (La bohème), the title role in Eugene Onegin, Yeletsky and Tomsky (The Queen of Spades) at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow.