Natalia Yakimova was born in Murmansk. She graduated from the N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory (Solo Singing Department, class of A.A. Shestakova-Reimers).
From 2011 to 2016 she was a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers.
In 2016, she made her debut at the Mariinsky Theatre as Female Chorus in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia. She has also performed the part of the Witch in Humperdinck’s opera Hänsel und Gretel, the alto part in Mendelssohn’s ballet A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the part of Renee in Shostakovich’s opera Orango on the stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
In 2016–2017, Natalia Yakimova studied at the Accademia della Voce del Piemonte in Turin (Italy).
She performed the part of Renee in Shostakovich’s unfinished opera Orango under the baton of conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen at the opening of the XII Baltic Festival in Stockholm, at the Arts Festival in Helsinki (2014) and the BBC Proms in London (2015).
Natalia Yakimova participated in concerts of the III Ildar Abdrazakov International Music Festival in Yekaterinburg, Ufa and Kazan (2020).
In 2021 to 2022, she was a soloist with the St Petersburg Musical Comedy Theatre.
In 2022 she was a soloist of the Buryat Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Since December 2022 she has been a soloist of the Opera Company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Repertoire at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Maddalena (Rigoletto, G. Verdi);
Olga (Eugene Onegin, P. Tchaikovsky);
Lel (The Snow Maiden, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Dunyasha (The Tsar’s Bride, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Grusha the Gypsy, Storyteller (The Enchanted Wanderer, R. Shchedrin);
Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss II);
Snake (The Little Prince, L. Klinichev).
Her repertoire also includes: Eboli (Don Carlo), Carmen (Carmen), Dalila (Samson et Dalila), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Polina (The Queen of Spades), Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride), Marina Mnishek (Boris Godunov), Witch (Dido and Aeneas), and Nanny (Medea).