Mezzo sopranoMezzo soprano
•Prize-winner at the XI International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 1999, 4th prize).
•Prize-winner at the II International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition (St Petersburg, 1998, 3rd prize).
•Prize-winner at the II International Pechkovsky Opera Singers? Competition (St Petersburg, 1996, 1st prize).
Born in Petrozavodsk. Graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in 1995 (class of Professor Levando), continuing as a post graduate student in chamber singing (class of Professor Izotov).
Trained at the Stuttgart Academy of Music.
Soloist with the Music Theatre of the St Petersburg Conservatoire from 1994.
Made her Mariinsky Theatre debut in 1996 as Siebel (Faust). Mariinsky Theatre soloist from the same year.
Vanya (A Life for the Tsar),
Ratmir (Ruslan and Lyudmila),
Tsarevich Fyodor (Boris Godunov),
Konchakovna (Prince Igor),
Olga (Eugene Onegin),
Polina, Milovzor (The Queen of Spades),
Lel (The Snow Maiden),
Lyubasha (The Tsar?s Bride),
Boy (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia),
Jocasta (Oedipus Rex),
Frosia (Semyon Kotko),
Sonya, Princess Maria Bolkonskaya (War and Peace),
Testor (Cephal i Prokris in concert),
Dalila (Samson et Dalila),
Nicklausse (Les Contes d?Hoffmann),
Orfeo (Orfeo ed Euridice in concert),
Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro),
Erda (Das Rheingold, Siegfried),
Flosshilde, Waltraute (Gotterdummerung).
Her concert repertoire includes cantata-oratorio works by Bach, Pergolesi, Mozart, Verdi, Berlioz, Wagner, Mahler and Prokofiev.
Recordings include Musorgsky?s Boris Godunov and Prokofiev?s Love for Three Oranges (conducted by Valery Gergiev with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra) for Philips Classics and Pergolesi?s cantata Stabat Mater and Slave Regina (conducted by Alexander Titov with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra).
In 2003 she performed Mahler?s Third Symphony with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Gianandrea Noseda in Manchester and also with the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev at the NHK Hall in Tokyo.
Regular participant in the Road to Peace project and in 2004 she performed Mahler?s Second Symphony with the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra (Japan).
Has toured with the Mariinsky Opera Company to Europe, the USA, Latin America and Japan.