Евгения Сотникова


Evgeniya Sotnikova was born in Kurgan (Russia).
She studied at the Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory in St.Petersburg and was a prizewinner of many competitions. The singer has performed the title role in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta in the Opera and Ballet Theatre under the St.Petersburg Conservatory.
In 2007 Evgeniya Sotnikova joined The Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre (Moscow), where she sang the part of Tatiana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.

In 2009 she was awarded the special Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung Prize at the International Singing Contest of Italian Opera in Dresden. This led to her joining the opera studio of the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich going on to join the Ensemble of the Bayerische Staatsoper in 2011.

In 2012 she made her UK debut with the Glyndebourne Touring Company, singing the role of First Wood Sprite in Rusalka, following this with Ilia in Idomeneo and Leïla in Les pêcheurs de perles for the Stadttheater Klagenfurt. At the Zurich Tonhalle she sang soprano solo in Stravinsky’s Les Noces, conducted by David Zinman and made a most successful return to the Bayerische Staatsoper as Jemmy in Guillaume Tell for which she was awarded the Festspielpreis of the Festspiele 2014. She sang at the Ruhrtriennale as Hadewijch in Louis Andriessen’s De Materie.

Later sang the title role of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden for Estonian National Opera. Evgeniya made her Italian debut in Stravinsky’s Les Noces with the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado and her United States debut in New York’s Armory Hall as Hadewijch in De Materie both with great success. Her role debut as Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro was in concerts at the Copenhagen Opera Festival and at the Malmöfestivalen.

In 2017 she sang Countess in Estonian National Opera, made debut in Hamburg State Opera as Jemmy. In the same year she is coming back in Bavarian State Opera with parts of Jemmy and 1st Nymph.

She worked with such conductors as: Vladimir Fedoseyev, Kirill Petrenko, Andris Nelsons, Peter Rundel, Kent Nagano, Thomas Hengelbrock, Asher Fisch, Paolo Carignani, Constantinos Carydis, Karel Mark Chichon, Teodor Currentzis, Dan Ettinger, Stefan Soltesz, Pablo Heras-Casado and with such stage directors as Árpád Schilling, Antú Romero Nunes, Martin Kušej, Heiner Goebbel, Richard Brunnel and Peter Stein.