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Ksenia Dudnikova

Mezzo soprano

She graduated from the Krasnodar musical pedagogical college (choral-conducting faculty), then finished the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of prof. K. G. Kadinskaya).

Since 2001 she has been a soloist with the opera company of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre. Her repertoire includes: Polina (The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky), Neris (Medea by Cherubini), Marfa (Khovanshchina by Mussorgsky), Carmen (Carmen by Bizet), Niklausse ("Les contes d'Hoffmann" by J. Offenbach), Amneris ("Aida" by G. Verdi), Olga ("Eugene Onegin" by P. Tchaikovsky), Dorabella ("Cosi fan tutte" by W. A. Mozart), Hélène Bezukhova (War and Peace), Zulma ("L'italiana in Algeri" by G. Rossini), Suzuki ("Madama Butterfly" by G. Puccini) and other.

She took part in performance of the following operas with the Symphony Capella under Valery Polyansky: A Life for the Tsar by Glinka (Vanya), and Sergei Prokofiev's Semyon Kotko (Froska). She also took part at the International Sacred Music Festival in Riga with the Riga Philharmonic Orchestra and The State Choir Latvija performing a mezzo-soprano part of Verdis Requiem (conducted by Andris Poga, 2013) and a mezzo-soprano part of "Te Deum" by K. Penderecki (conducted by Alexander Humala, 2014).

In the 2015/16 season she debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia as Maddalena in Verdi's "Rigoletto" (Robert Carsen production) and performed Marguerite in the premiere performances of H. Berlioz's "La Damnation de Faust" (conductor - Tugan Sokhiev, director - Peter Stein). In the 2016/17 season she made her debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (Princess de Bouillon in Cilea's "Adriana Lecouvreur", conducted by Daniel Oren, directed by David McVicar), the Grand Théâtre de Genève (Joan of Arc in Tchaikovsky's "The Maid of Orleans", conducted by Dmitri Jurowski), the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (Amneris in Verdi's "Aida", conducted by Alain Altinoglu, directed by Stathis Livathinos). In August 2017 her debuted at the Salzburg Festival (Sonetka in Shostakovich's "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District", conducted by Mariss Jansons, directed by Andreas Kriegenburg).

She was nominated multiple times for the Russian National Theatre Award "The Golden Mask" for her performance of Amneris ("Aida" by G. Verdi, staged by Peter Stein, conducted by Felix Korobov, 2015), Carmen ("Carmen" by G. Bizet, staged by Alexander Titel, conducted by Michael Güttler, 2017) and Marguerite ("La Damnation de Faust" by H. Berlioz, conducted by Tugan Sokhiev, directed by Peter Stein, 2017).

Biography is taken from the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre website.


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