Anna Kiknadze

Anna Kiknadze’s Carmen was a worldly, life-loving woman unaware of her impending doom. This was evidenced by the intoxicatingly enchanting timbre of her intense mezzo-soprano voice with its unique qualities. Anna Kiknadze was an absolute natural in this role.

Sankt-Peterburgskiye vedomosti (“St Petersburg News”)

  • People’s Artist of the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania
  • Prize-winner at the 10th World Opera Competition Operalia (Paris, 2002; Zarzuela Prize Pepita Embil de Domingo)
  • Prize-winner at the 4th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition (Warsaw, 2001; 3rd prize)
  • Diploma recipient at the 4th Rimsky-Korsakov International Competition for Young Opera Singers (St Petersburg, 2000; prize “For artistry and musicality”)
  • Diploma recipient at the 1st Republican Competition of Young Performers (Tbilisi, 1999)

Anna Kiknadze was born in Tbilisi. She graduated from the Vano Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire in 1999. In 1997 as a fourth-year student she was invited to join the Tbilisi Zakaria Paliashvili Opera and Ballet State Theatre, where her repertoire included Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride) and Carmen. In 2001 she represented Georgia at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition and was a finalist.

Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers from 2000.

Joined the Mariinsky Opera Company in 2009.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Laura (The Stone Guest)
Fyokla (The Marriage)
Konchakovna (Prince Igor)
Larina, Olga (Eugene Onegin)
Lyubov (Mazepa)
Princess Evpraksiya Romanovna (The Enchantress)
The Countess, Polina, Milovzor (The Queen of Spades)
Laura (Iolanta)
Ganna (May Night)
Bonny Spring (The Snow Maiden)
Solokha (Christmas Eve)
Kashcheyevna (Kashchey the Immortal)
Amelfa the Housekeeper (The Golden Cockerel)
The Mother (Mavra)
Linetta (The Love for Three Oranges)
The Fortune-teller (The Fiery Angel)
Clara, Duenna (Betrothal in a Monastery)
Korobochka (The Dead Souls)
Stepmother (A Christmas Tale)
The Snow Queen (The Story of Kai and Gerda)
Antonio (Cleopatra)
Marchesa Melibea (Il viaggio a Reims)
Maddalena (Rigoletto)
Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera)
Amneris (Aida)
Meg Page, Mrs Quickly (Falstaff)
Lola (Cavalleria rusticana)
Suzuki (Madama Butterfly)
Zita (Gianni Schicchi)
Anna (Les Troyens)
Voice of Antonia’s Mother (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
Carmen (Carmen)
Dalila (Samson et Dalila)
Concepción (L’Heure espagnole)
The Beautiful Dulcinée (Don Quichotte)
Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro)
Dorabella (Così fan tutte)
Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte)
Fricka, Erda (Das Rheingold)
Fricka, Grimgerde (Die Walküre)
Flosshilde, First Norn (Götterdämmerung)
Klingsor’s Flower Maiden (Parsifal)
Dryad (Ariadne auf Naxos)
Gertrud (Hänsel und Gretel)
Karolka (Jenůfa)
Ježibaba (Dvořák’s Rusalka)
Spirit (Dido and Aeneas)

In concert performances:
Morena (Mlada)
Clytemnestra (Taneyev’s Oresteia)
Aksinia (Into the Storm)
Magdalena (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)
Varvara Vasilyevna (Not Love Alone)
Lucia (La gazza ladra)
The Marquise of Birkenfeld (La Fille du régiment)
Madame de la Haltière (Cendrillon)
Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia)
Léonor (La favorita)
Bejlja (Congratulations!)
Mallika (Lakmé)

Her repertoire also includes the mezzo-soprano parts in Berlioz’ symphonie dramatique Roméo et Juliette and Felix Kruglikov’s cantata God Saves All (to verse by Anna Akhmatova).

Has toured with the Mariinsky Opera Company to the USA, Great Britain, Austria, Finland, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Denmark, France and Brazil as well as performing as a guest soloist at various theatres in Sweden, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands.

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