Anastasia Kikot was wonderful as the Cook. In this role the singer demonstrated a good command of her mellow, colorful voice and her well-rounded deep amplitude in conjunction with her unbelievably plain articulation.
Anastasia Kikot was born in Khabarovsk.
In 2007 she graduated from the Khabarovsk State Regional College of Art (class of Erjima Kim). In 2012 she graduated from the St Petersburg State Conservatory (class of Irina Bogacheva).
She has participated in master classes held by Vladimir Chernov, Elena Obraztsova, Lubov Orfenova and Evgeny Nesterenko.
From 2011 to 2013 she was a participant of the Young Artists Opera Program of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia (artistic director Dmitry Vdovin), she made her debut on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre in 2012 in the role of Polya in The Enchantress by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (conductor Alexander Lazarev, directed by Alexander Titel). Since 2013 she has been a guest soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre. She toured in Belarus, Austria, Germany and Italy.
Along with the opera company of the Bolshoi Theatre she participated in the jubilee events dedicated to the 1150th anniversary of the founding of the city of Izborsk, performing excerpts from opera War and Peace by Sergei Prokofiev's. In 2012-2013 she performed in operas L'amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni (conducted by Antonino Fogliani), Le rossignol by Igor Stravinsky (conducted by Marius Stravinsky) and Le Nozze di Figaro by W.-A. Mozart (conducted by Vasily Sinaisky) on the stage of the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow.
She has worked with such conductors as Mikhail Yurowski, Alexander Lazarev, Vasily Sinaisky, Yuri Simonov, Alexander Sladkovsky, Marius Stravinsky, Mikhail Pletnev, Yuti Bashmet.
In 2014 she became a soloist of the Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theatre. From 2016 she has been a member of the Opera Company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
In June 2018, she performed in the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre as part of the Stars of the White Nights festival in the opera Mavra.
In May 2019, she participated in the tour performances of the Tsar's Bride opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov directed by Vyacheslav Starodubtsev in the Zaryadye concert hall (Moscow) and in the Mariinsky-2 (St Petersburg).
Repertoire at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre:
Tatyana (Eugene Onegin, P. Tchaikovsky);
Violetta (La traviata, G. Verdi);
Marfa (The Tsar’s Bride, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Tsaritsa Militrisa (The Tale of the Tsar Saltan, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Oksana (Christmas Eve, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Micaëla, Mercedes (Carmen, G. Bizet);
Parasha (Mavra, I. Stravinsky);
Lady-in-Waiting (Macbeth, G. Verdi);
First Lady (Die Zauberflöte, W.-A. Mozart);
The High Priestess (Aida, G. Verdi).
Repertoire also include:
Iolanta (Iolanta, P. Tchaikovsky), Liza (The Queen of Spades, P. Tchaikovsky), Maria (Mazepa, P. Tchaikovsky), Polya, Kuma (The Enchantress, P. Tchaikovsky), Mimi (La bohème, G. Puccini), Olga (The Story of a Real Man, S. Prokofiev), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte, W.-A. Mozart), A Florid Lady (The Gambler, S. Prokofiev), Zemfira (Aleko, S. Rachmaninov), Marcellina (Le Nozze di Figaro, W.-A. Mozart), Cook (Le rossignol, I. Stravinsky), 2nd flower (Parsifal, R. Wagner).
The concert repertoire also includes the soprano parts in W.-A. Mozart's Requiem and G. Verdi Requiem, R. Schumann's Requiem for Mignon, G. Mahler's Symphony № 4, F. Mendelssohn's lobgesang Symphony № 2, D. Shostakovich's Symphony № 14, R. Strauss's 4 last Songs, S. Rachmaninoff's The Bells Choral Symphony. Chamber repertoire includes romances by P. Tchaikovsky, S. Rachmaninoff, N. Rimsky-Korsakov, D. Shostakovich.