234th Season

Irina Vasilieva

Soprano

Soprano

• Prize-winner at the International Vocal Competition in Verona (Italy, 1999).
• Prize-winner at the International Elena Obraztsova Competition (St Petersburg, 1999).
• Recipient of a special diploma and prize for best performance of a work by a 20th century composer at the IV International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers? Competition (St Petersburg, 2000).
• Prize-winner at the International Izabella Yurieva Competition (Tallinn, 2004).

Graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (composition class of Professor Slonimsky and vocal class of Yevgenia Perlasova).
Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers from 1999.
Made her Mariinsky Theatre debut in 2000 as Wellgunde in the premiere of Wagner?s Das Rheingold. Joined the Mariinsky Opera Company in 2005.

Repertoire includes:
Polovtsian Maiden (Prince Igor),
Brigitta (Iolanta in concert),
Povarikha (The Tale of Tsar Saltan),
soprano part (Les Noces),
Arsinoia (Cimarosa?s Cleopatra),
Corinna (Il viaggio a Reims),
Anna (Nabucco),
Musetta (La boheme),
Amour (Orphee et Eurydice in concert),
Mercedes (Carmen),
Wellgunde (Das Rheingold and Gotterdammerung),
Ortlinde (Die Walkure),
Echo and Naiad (Ariadne auf Naxos),
Mozart?s Requiem,
Mahler?s Eighth Symphony.

At the Great Hall of the St Petersburg Shostakovich Philharmonic in 2003 she performed Handel?s Messiah with the Lege Artis chorus, and in 2005 she performed Richard Strauss? Vier Letzten Lieder cycle for voice and orchestra. In 2003 at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow) she performed the soprano part in Beethoven?s Ninth Symphony. In 2005 at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire she performed the role of the Mermaid in the opera of the same name by Dvorak.
Has worked with conductors including Gergiev, Bertini, Glinka, Bashmet, Walander, Kantorov and Sokhiev.

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