• Prize-winner at the International Maria Callas Vocal Competition (Athens, 1989, 2nd prize and silver medal).
• Prize-winner at the All-Union Georg Otz Competition (Tallinn, 1988, 1st prize).
Born in Krasny Sulin, Rostov Region. Graduated from the Odessa State Nezhdanova Conservatoire in 1986 and was admitted to the Odessa State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Performed the lead soprano roles there for seven seasons and had a busy concert schedule as well as frequently touring with the company.
Mariinsky Theatre soloist since 1994.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Prokris (Cephal i Prokris in concert),
Lady in Waiting (Macbeth),
Heavenly Voice (Don Carlo),
Musetta (La Boheme),
Lauretta, Nella (Gianni Schicchi),
eurydice (Orfeo ed euridice in concert),
Rosina, La Contessa di Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Helmwige (Die Walkьre),
Woglinde (Das Rheingold, Gцtterdдmmerung)
and Klingsor‘s Flower Maiden (Parsifal).
Repertoire also includes:
Tatiana (eugene Onegin),
Agnes Sorel (The Maid of Orleans),
the Queen of Shemakha (The Golden Cockerel),
Marfa (The Tsar‘s Bride),
Lisa (La sonnambula),
Violetta (La traviata),
Leonora (Il trovatore),
Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly),
and Micaela (Carmen).
Margarita Alaverdian frequently gives concerts at the Small and Great Halls of the St Petersburg Shostakovich Philharmonic. Takes part in music festivals and records on television and radio.
Chamber repertoire includes vocal cycles and songs by Glinka, Balakirev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rakhmaninov, Debussy, Ravel, Berg, Poulenc, Wagner and Richard Strauss, as well as arias from Italian operas and operettas by Johann Strauss, Kбlmбn, Lehбr and Lecocq and cantata-oratorio works such as Bach‘s Coffee Cantata and The Passion According to St John, Haydn‘s Stabat mater, Pergolesi‘s Stabat mater, Rossini‘s Stabat mater, Mozart‘s Requiem, Beethoven‘s Ninth Symphony and Triumphant Mass, Verdi‘s Requiem, Brahmsґ German Requiem and Mahler‘s Second and Fourth Symphonies.
Has toured to Bulgaria, Germany, Japan, Israel, Finland, China, Australia, the USA, Belgium, Greece, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
Recordings include Russian romances by Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Rakhmaninov and Balakirev.
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