Born in Elista, Kalmykia, Mingiyan Odzhaev completed his singing studies under Prof. Natalia K. Tarasova, People’s Artist of Russia, at the Astrakhan State Conservatory in 2018.
Within 2015–2018 Mingiyan Odzhaev was a soloist of the Astrakhan State Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 2018 he was trained under Oleg P. Kulko, People’s Artist of Russia, at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center.
He has taken part in a masterclass given by Sergei Leiferkus.
Since September 2021 he has been working with the Opera Company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Repertoire at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
The Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto, G. Verdi);
Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly, G. Puccini);
Beppe (Pagliacci, R. Leoncavallo);
Tsarevich Guidon (The Tale of the Tsar Saltan, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Tsar Berendey (The Snow Maiden, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Andrei (Mazepa, P. Tchaikovsky);
Prince Lev Nikolayevich Myshkin (Idiot, A. Smelkov, concert performance)
Alfred (Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss II).
Repertoire also includes:
The Pretender (Boris Godunov, M. Musorgsky);
Prince Andrei Khovansky (Khovanshchina, M. Musorgsky).