234th Season

Irma Gigolaty

Soprano

Awarded a diploma and special prize at the 36th International Vinas Competition (Barcelona, 1999) and diplomas at the Moniuszko International Vocalists? Competition (Warsaw, 2000) and the International Vocalists? Competition in Geneva (2003).
Prize-winner at the Republican Vocalists? Competition (1st prize, Tbilisi, 1999) and the International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers? Competition (3rd prize, St Petersburg, 2002).

Born in Tbilisi.
Graduated from the Tbilisi State Sardzhanishvili Conservatoire (class of Professor S. Yegorova) in 1998.
Soloist with the Tbilisi Paliashvili Theatre of Opera and Ballet
from 1997-2000.

Completed her post-graduate studies at the Tbilisi Conservatoire in 2002.
Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers since 2000.

Repertoire includes:
Corinna (Il viaggio a Reims);
Elisabeth (Don Carlo);
Desdemona (Otello);
Soprano part (Verdi`s Requiem);
Nedda (I pagliacci);
Mimi (La boheme);
Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi);
Liu (Turandot);
Micaela (Carmen);
Donna Anna, Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni);
Soprano part (Beethoven`s Ninth Symphony)
and Dido (Purcell`s Dido and Aeneas).

Has toured to Finland, Japan, the UK, France, Estonia and USA.

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