Yulia Matochkina

Larisa Diadkova’s phenomenally powerful and expressive mezzo-soprano voice has been called unique, heartfelt and powerful. The great magnificence of her voice acts on the auditorium like an electric shock.


The mezzo-soprano Larissa Diadkova, who has performed Fricka at the Met, again proved terrifying in the role, singing with abandon, power and smoky colorings.

The New York Times

  • Prize-winner at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition (1st prize, 2015)
  • Prize-winner at the IX International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition (1st prize, Tikhvin, 2015)
  • Prize-winner at the XXVI International Leonid Sobinov Vocalists’ Competition (1st prize, Saratov, 2013)

Born in Mirny (Arkhangelsk Region). Graduated from the Petrozavodsk Glazunov State Conservatoire (class of Prof. Viktoria Gladchenko). From 2008 to 2016 she was a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers. Since 2009 she has been a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers. In 2009, she made her debut at the Mariinsky, appearing as Cherubino in Le Nozze de Figaro. Yulia gained an international recognition after winning the Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015.

Since 2017, she has been a member of the Mariinsky Opera Company.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Olga (Eugene Onegin)
Polina, Milovzor (The Queen of Spades)
Fyodor (Boris Godunov)
Marfa (Khovanshchina)
Salammbô (Salammbô)
Ganna (May Night)
Lel (The Snow Maiden)
Lyubasha (The Tsar's Bride)
Page (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia)
Clara d’Almanza (Bertothal in a Monastery)
Sonya (War and Peace)
Zhenka Komelkova (The Dawns Here Are Quiet in concert)
Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro)
Princess Eboli (Don Carlo)
Princess de Bouillon (Adriana Lecouvreur)
Ascanio (Benvenuto Cellini)
Didon (Les Troyens)
Siébel (Faust)
Carmen (Carmen)
Dalila (Samson et Dalila)
Nicklausse (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
Charlotte (Werther, in concert)
Dulcinée (Don Quichotte)
Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte)
Wellgunde (Das Rheingold)
Roßweiße (Die Walküre)
Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde in concert)
Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Concert repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s and Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No 9, Mahler’s Symphonies No 2 and 8; Roméo et Juliette by Berlioz, Alexander Nevsky and Ivan the Terrible by Prokofiev and Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass.

Regular guest at the Moscow Easter Festival and the Stars of the White Nights Festival, as well as the Mikkeli (Finland) and Baden-Baden festivals. She appeared at the Edinburg Festival (Les Troyens, Alexander Nevsky), Verbier Festlval (Die Walküre) and BBC Proms in London (Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass). As part of the Mariinsky tour, she sang Brangäne in the concert version of Tristan und Isolde at the Gran Teatro del Liceu. Together with the Mariinsky Opera she has toured to Austria, Finland, Sweden, U. K., France, Japan, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, China, U. S., and Spain.

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