Maksim Ivanov Zhdanovskikh
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music
Joined Connecticut College: 2007
D.M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook; M.M., Yale University and Manhattan School of Music; B.A., University of Pennsylvania
Maksim "Maks" Ivanov’s artistic career spans two continents and several art forms. As a singer, songwriter, poet and actor, he has appeared in opera, musical theater and concerts, on movie and TV screens, music festivals and clubs in the United States and his native Russia.
On the lyric stage he has appeared with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera Festival at Glimmerglass, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Opera Providence, New Jersey Opera, Yale Opera, Opera Theater of Connecticut, Salt Marsh Opera of Rhode Island, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Ash-Lawn Festival, Sanibel Music Festival and the Music Academy of the West and many others.
His repertoire includes over a dozen roles including Marcello and Shaunard in "La Boheme," Count Almaviva in "The Marriage of Figaro," Figaro in "Barber of Seville," Escamillo in "Carmen," Ford in "Falstaff," Sharpless in "Madama Butterfly" and Eugene Onegin, among others.
In concert Mr. Ivanov performed at Lincoln Center in New York, Staller Center for the Arts and in Paul Mellon art Center as well as with Wallingford Symphony, Norwalk Symphony, Manhattan Philharmonia Orchestra, Classical Orchestra of Pila, Poland and the Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra among others.
He was a winner in a number of national and international vocal competitions including those held by Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera and the Connecticut Opera Guild.