234th Season

Anna Kiknadze

Mezzo soprano

Mezzo-soprano

Prize-winner at the I Republican Competition of Young Performers (Tbilisi, 1999),
the IV Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers' Competition, category "For artistry and musicality" (St Petersburg, 2000), the Moniuszko Competition (Warsaw, 2001)
and the Operalia competition for young opera singers, established by PlЁ'cido Domingo (Los Angeles, 2002).
Semi-final winner at the BBC international Cardiff Singers of the World competition (Wales, 2001).

Born in Tbilisi.
Graduated from the Tbilisi State Saradzhishvili Conservatoire in 1999 and as a fourth year student performed at the Tbilisi Paliashvili Opera House, where her repertoire included Lyubasha (The Tsar's Bride) and Carmen (Carmen).
Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers since 2000.

Repertoire includes:
Laura (The Stone Guest in concert);
Olga (Eugene Onegin);
Polina, Countess (The Queen of Spades);
Laura (Iolanta);
Dunyasha (The Tsar's Bride);
Mother (Mavra);
Carmen (Carmen);
Antonio (Cleopatra);
Marchesa Melibea (Il viaggio a Reims);
Maddalena (Rigoletto);
Amneris (Aida);
Mrs Meg Page, Mrs Quickly (Falstaff);
Lola (Cavalleria rusticana);
Suzuki (Madama Butterfly);
Carmen (Carmen);
Dalila (Samson et Dalila);
Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro);
Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte);
Grimgerde (Die Walkure);
Flosshilde (Gotterdammerung);
Klingsor's Flower Maiden (Parsifal);
Spirit (Dido and Aeneas)
Linetta (The Love for three Oranges);
and Dryad (Ariadne auf Naxos).

Has toured with the Mariinsky Opera Company to the USA, the UK, Austria, Finland, Germany, Japan, Korea, Denmark and France in addition to solo recitals and performances as a guest soloist in Sweden, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands.

Mariinsky Theatre:
1 Theatre Square
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky-2 (New Theatre):
34 Dekabristov Street
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky Concert Hall:
20 Pisareva street
St. Petersburg