The company staged the premieres of such operas as Rimsky-Korsakov's Golden Cockerel, Gretchaninoff's Beatris Sister and Ippolitov-Ivanov's Izmena. It also staged the Russian premiers of Puccini's La fanciulla del West, Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Mascagni's Iris and Leoncavallo's Zazà.
During its fourteen-year history, Zimin Opera staged more than 120 operas.
The company closed in 1917 after the Russian Revolution.
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