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Ekaterina Semenchuk
Mezzo-soprano

Season 19/20 Artist
© Alexey Kostromin / OnP

Ekaterina Semenchuk was born in Russia and studied at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. While still a student, she began performing on the stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. She has a wide-ranging repertoire. Fricka (Die Walküre) at Los Angeles Opera, Didon (Les Troyens) at the Mariinsky Theatre, at Carnegie Hall, at Tokyo's Suntory Hall, at the Edinburgh Festival and the Vienna Konzerthaus under the baton of Valery Gergiev, Dalila (Samson et Dalila) and Laura (La Gioconda) at the Rome Opera, Ascanio (Benvenuto Cellini) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées with Valery Gergiev, Amneris (Aida) at Milan’s La Scala with Gianandrea Noseda, at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples with Nicola Luisotti and the Salzburg Festival with Riccardo Muti, Azucena (Il Trovatore) at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia with Zubin Mehta, at Milan’s La Scala, at London’s Royal Opera House and the Paris Opera, the title role in Carmen at the Verona Arenas (released on DVD), Giovanna Seymour (Anna Bolena) at the Vienna Staatsoper and, more recently, at Bordeaux Opera, Eboli (Don Carlo) at the Salzburg Festival (released on DVD) and at Milan’s La Scala, Federica (Luisa Miller) at the San Francisco Opera, Lady Macbeth (Macbeth) at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia and in Los Angeles (released on DVD), Amneris at the San Francisco Opera, Marina (Boris Godunov), Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana) and Verdi Requiem at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Adriana Lecouvreur (la Principessa di Bouillon) at the Mariinsky Theatre, the Baden-Baden Festival and the Verbier Festival (with Valery Gergiev), Cavalleria rusticana in San Francisco. Ekaterina Semenchuk also performs in concert: Verdi’s Requiem with Gustavo Dudamel, James Levine, James Gaffigan, Valery Gergiev, etc., Mahler’s Das Klagende Lied at the Ravinia Festival with James Conlon, Berlioz’s La Mort de Cléopâtre at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Luzern Festival, Rossini’s Giovanna d’Arco in Luzern, Mahler’s Symphonies n°2, 3 and 8, Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust and Les Nuits d’été and Ravel’s Shéhérazade. She also performs in recitals in concert halls like the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Mariinsky Concert Hall, etc. On CD she has recorded the role of Amneris (Warner Classics), a recital of Russian melodies (Harmonia Mundi), Oedipus Rex with Valery Gergiev, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (Sony Classical) and works by Sarti (Sony Classical).

Projects:
Marfa (La Khovantchina) at Milan’s La Scala, Lady Macbeth at the Berlin Staatsoper, Azucena in Madrid’s Teatro Real, a recital at London’s Wigmore Hall.

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Career history

Debut at the Paris Opera