Nikita Odalin was born in Nizhny Novgorod (formerly Gorky). He entered the Glinka Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory (class of Associate Professor L.E. Rubinskaya) in 2012. In 2014, Nikita Odalin was transferred to the Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (class of V.B. Vaneev, People’s Artist of Russia).
In 2016, Nikita Odalin made his debut as Ibn-Hakia in Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta at the State Opera and Ballet Theatre of the N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory.
In 2017 and 2018, he was a soloist of the Elena Obraztsova International Academy of Music artistically directed by Ildar Abdrazakov. As part of the Elena International Art Festival dedicated to the memory of the opera singer Elena Obraztsova, he performed the role of Grigory Gryaznoi in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride.
From 2018 to 2020, he was a soloist of the State Chamber Musical Theatre St Petersburg Opera.
In 2019, Nikita Odalin underwent training in Portugal where he took part in Cantofest Gsi 2019 and was taught by such coaches as Olga Makarina, Marcos Santos, Katia Borissova, Vlad Iftinca, and Ugo Mahieux.
He also performed the part of Schaunard in Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème at the Saint Petersburg International Festival “All Together Opera”.
From 2020 to 2023, Nikita Odalin was a soloist of the Komi State Opera and Ballet Theatre.
As part of the tour of the VII Festival of Russian Musical Theatres “Seeing the Music”, he appeared as Count Tomsky in Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades at the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow in 2023.
Nikita Odalin has taken part in master classes given by Roman Burdenko, Vladislav Sulimsky, Sergei Leiferkus, and Vasily Ladyuk. He has appeared with such conductors as Robert Luther, Fabio Mastrangelo, Alexander Polianichko, Anton Shaburov, among others.
From August 2023, he has been a soloist of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Repertoire at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Sharpless (Madama Butterfly, G. Puccini);
Frank (Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss II);
2nd sailor (The Tale of Tsar Saltan, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
King (The Little Prince, L. Klinichev).
His repertoire includes:
Hermann (Les Contes d’Hoffmann by J. Offenbach)
Sacristan (Tosca by G. Puccini)
Marcello, Schaunard, Benoit, Alcindoro (La bohème by G. Puccini)
Mizgir (The Snow Maiden by N. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Padre Augustin, Father Chartreuse, 2nd Masker (The Duenna or Betrothal in a Monastery by S. Prokofiev)
Belcore (L’elisir d’amore by G. Donizetti)
Fiorello (Il barbiere di Siviglia by G. Rossini)
Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana by P. Mascagni)
Robert, Ibn-Hakia (Iolanta by P. Tchaikovsky)
Grigory Gryaznoi (The Tsar’s Bride by N. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Escamillo (Carmen by G. Bizet)
Count Tomsky, Prince Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades by P. Tchaikovsky)
Eugene Onegin (Eugene Onegin by P. Tchaikovsky)
Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni by W.-A. Mozart)
On the concert stage he performs the baritone role in the choral symphony The Bells by S. Rachmaninoff.