As Marina Mnishek in Boris Godunov.Photo by Larisa Pedenchyuk (from the artist’s archive).
As Marina Mnishek in Boris Godunov.
Photo by Larisa Pedenchyuk (from the artist’s archive).
As Marfa in Khovanshchina.Photo by Larisa Pedenchyuk (from the artist’s archive).
As Marfa in Khovanshchina.
Photo by Larisa Pedenchyuk (from the artist’s archive).
As Princess de Bouillon in Adriana Lecouvreur.Photo by Larisa Pedenchyuk (from the artist’s archive).
As Princess de Bouillon in Adriana Lecouvreur.
Photo by Larisa Pedenchyuk (from the artist’s archive).
As Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera.Photo by Larisa Pedenchyuk (from the artist’s archive).
As Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera.
Photo by Larisa Pedenchyuk (from the artist’s archive).
As Konchakovna in Prince Igor.Photo by Larisa Pedenchyuk (from the artist’s archive).
As Konchakovna in Prince Igor.
Photo by Larisa Pedenchyuk (from the artist’s archive).

Nearest performances

The Story of Kai and Gerda 29 December30 December31 December15 January

Awards

In 1974, she won 3rd prize at the Pyotr Tchaikovsky International Competition.
In 2001, she was awarded the Order of Honor.

						

Biography

After graduating from the Leningrad Conservatoire (N. Serval’s class), she joined the Leningrad Maly Opera Theatre Company.
In 1977-2017 she has been a soloist with The Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company.

Repertoire

Her Bolshoi Theatre repertoire includes the following, among other, roles:
Carmen (Bizet`s Carmen)
Ulrica (Verdi`s Un Ballo in Maschera)
Azucena (Verdi`sIl Trovatore)
Princess de Bouillon (Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur)
Marfa (Mussorgsky`s Khovanshchina)
Lyubasha (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride)
Marina Mnishek, Innkeeper (Mussorgsky`s Boris Godunov)
Olga (Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin)
Polina, Countess (Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades)
Lyubov (Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa)
Morozova (Tchaikovsky’s The Oprichnik)
Spring (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden)
Siebel (Gounod’s Faust)
Fricka (Wagner`s Das Rheingold)
Helene Bezukhova, Akhrosimova (Prokofiev’s War and Peace)
Princess (Dargomyzhsky’s Rusalka)
Princess Clarice (Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges)
Amelfa (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel)
Marta (Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta)
Nenila (Tchaikovsky’s The Enchantress)
The Grandmother (Banevich`s The Story of Kai and Gerda)

Tours

She tours in Russia and abroad, makes regular concert appearances.
She took part in the Bolshoi Theatre and Teatro Carlo Felice (Genoa) co-production of Prince Igor singing the part of Konchakovna.
In 2005, she sang Countess in the premiere performances of The Queen of Spades at La Scala (conductor Yuri Temirkanov, director Stephen Medcalf). In the same year, she appeared at the Jan Kiepura Festival, in Poland.

Discography

Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta — Marta, conductor Vladimir Delman, Bmg Ricordi, 1994.
Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night — Hanna, conductor Alexander Lazarev, Capriccio, 1994.
Dargomyzhsky’s The Stone Guest — Laura, conductor Andrei Chistyakov, Russian Season, 1995.