Born in Petrozavodsk Graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in choral conducting (class of Professor Fyodor Kozlov) and vocals (class of Professor Yekaterina Manukhova). Also studied vocals with Professor Georgy Zastavny at the St Petersburg Conservatoire. From 2002–2003 she attended the Accademia della Voce in Turin (Italy), where she was taught by Professor Franca Matteucci.
While a student at the Conservatoire she made her debut at the Conservatoire’s Music Theatre as Violetta in Verdi’s opera La traviata, also appearing as Musetta in the opera La Bohème and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte.
From 2000–2002 she was a soloist with the Zazerkalye St Petersburg Music Theatre, where she appeared in Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas brasileiras, as Giulietta and Antonia in Offenbach’s opera Les Contes d’Hoffmann.
In 2002 she made her Italian debut at the Teatro Regio in Turin as Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth, a role she subsequently performed on numerous occasions at opera houses throughout Europe and the USA as well as at the Salzburg Festival and the Opera di Roma under Riccardo Muti.
Mariinsky Opera soloist since 2014. Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Liza (The Queen of Spades)
Leonora (Il trovatore)
Lady Macbeth (Macbeth)
Amelia (Un ballo in maschera)
Floria Tosca (Tosca)
Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra)
Repertoire also includes:
Amelia in Verdi’s opera Un ballo in maschera in Ancona, Rovigo, Trento, Catania, Amsterdam, Berlin and Zurich. Has performed the role of Leonora in Verdi’s Il trovatore at theatres in Bregenz, Geneva and Trieste.
She has performed the lead role in Hindemith’s opera Sancta Susanna at the opera festival in Ravenna, in New York, Lisbon, Montpellier and Milan (Teatro alla Scala).
Has performed the roles of Freia in Wagner’s opera Das Rheingold (Lisbon), Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and the title role in Bellini’s Norma (Trieste).
Made her debut as Tosca in Bologna, later singing the same role in Palermo, Bregenz, Berlin and Munich.
Made her debut in Verdi’s opera Aida at the Bregenz Festival. In Verdi’s I due Foscari she has sung the role of Lucrezia Contarini at theatres in Palermo, Modena and Rome.
At the Opera di Roma she has performed as Lida in Verdi’s opera La battaglia di Legnano and Odabella in Attila under the baton of Riccardo Muti.
In the summer of 2012 she made her debut in the opera Andrea Chénier in Bregenz.
On numerous occasions she has performed solo roles in spiritual works at the Great Hall of the Philharmonic, the Academic Capella, Smolny Cathedral, the State Hermitage and other venues throughout St Petersburg.
In 2004 she took part in a concert performance of the opera Norma at the festival in Ravenna and in Bosra (Syria) under Riccardo Muti. This performance was broadcast on Italian TV.
Has performed the soprano role in Shostakovich’s Fourteenth Symphony in Lisbon and Bregenz. Has performed Verdi’s Requiem in London, Tenerife, Toulouse, San Sebastian, Paris, Brescia, Bologna, Montpellier, Kazan and Moscow.
Under the baton of Riccardo Muti in 2013 she appeared at the Opera di Roma in lead roles in Verdi’s operas I due Foscari (Lucrezia), Nabucco (Abigaille) and Ernani (Elvira) and in Chicago with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Macbeth (Lady Macbeth) and the soprano role in a performance of the Requiem marking two centuries since Verdi’s birth.
Has appeared in performances of the opera Macbeth at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Mariinsky Theatre under Valery Gergiev and at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino festival under James Conlon.
At the Rostropovich Festival in Moscow and in Bologna she has performed the soprano role in Verdi’s Requiem