Svetlana Karpova


Svetlana Karpova (Kapicheva) was born in Vyborg (Leningrad Region).

In 2010 she graduated from the Vocal Department of the St Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music (Lia Shevtsova’s class). In 2016 she graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory (Vladimir Vaneyev’s class).

From 2015 to 2017 Svetlana Karpova perfected her performing skills at the Elena Obraztsova International Academy of Music in St Petersburg (Vladimir Vaneyev’s class).

In 2016 she made her debut at the Mariinsky Theatre in the opera War and Peace under the direction of Valery Gergiev.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Vanya (A Life for the Tsar)
Fyodor (Boris Godunov)
Dunyasha (The Tsar’s Bride)
Nadezhda Nasonova (The Noblewoman Vera Sheloga)
Lel and Tsar’s Page (The Snow Maiden)
A Daring Skomorokh (Sadko)
Sonya and Adjutant to Marshal Murat (War and Peace)
Third Woman (Semyon Kotko)
Second Speaking Woman (The Lefthander)
November (A Christmas Tale)
Music Teacher (Lolita)
Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro)
Zulma (L’italiana in Algeri, chamber version)
Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Ninette (I vespri siciliani)
Mlle Dangeville (Adriana Lecouvreur)
Klingsor’s Flower Maiden and a Squire (Parsifal)
A Squire (Lohengrin)
Сhanteur (Manon Lescaut, concert performance)
Herodias’ Page (Salome)
Hotel Maid (The Makropulos Affair)
Second Fairy (ballet A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Janika (Cristoforo Colombo, concert performance)
Zulma (L’italiana in Algeri, concert performance)
Mezzo-soprano solo in Mass in B minor by Bach
She has sung in premieres of new Mariinsky Theatre productions of I vespri siciliani (2017), The Tsar’s Bride (2018) and The Snow Maiden (2020).

Repertoire also includes: Olga (Eugene Onegin), Vanya (A Life for the Tsar), Siébel (Gounod’s Faust), Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride), Basmanov (The Oprichnik), Martha and Laura (Iolanta), Mrs Meg Page (Falstaff), Old Gipsy Woman (Aleko), Lumir (Mlada).

In 2018 she appeared at the Verbier Festival as Maddalena (Rigoletto).

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