Born in St Petersburg, Maya Dashuk studied there at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory and made her début at the Rome Teatro dell-Opera as Musetta in La Bohème, a rôle she repeated at the Teatro Regio in Parma, in Turin and at the Verona Teatro Filarmonico. Other rôles have included Mimì at the Torre del Lago Festival, Liù in Turandot and Micaela in Carmen at the Verona Arena, and the title rôle of Carmen at Avenches and in Seoul. She made her début as Tatiana in Eugene Onegin in Zurich, where she has also sung Marfa in a new production of Rimsky-Korskov’s The Tsar’s Bride. Her other rôles have included Lisa in The Queen of Spades and Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni. She has appeared in concert and in oratorio throughout Europe and in America, in collaboration with conductors and orchestras of distinction.