Ekaterina Semenchuk
Mezzo-soprano

Season 18/19 Artist

Born in Russia, Ekaterina Semenshuk studied at the Saint Petersburg Conservatoire and began her operatic career in 2012 in the role of Azucena at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia (Spain) under the musical direction of Zubin Mehta. She has sung Marina (Boris Godunov) and Pauline (The Queen of Spades) at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Olga (Eugene Onegin) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Preziosilla (La Forza del destino) and Pauline at the Berlin Staatsoper under the direction of Daniel Barenboim, Fricka ( Walkyrie) at the Los Angeles Opera, Dido (Les Troyens) at the Mariinski Theatre in Saint Petersburg, at the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo and at the Edinburgh Festival under the direction of Valery Gergiev, Dalilah (Samson and Dalilah) and Laura (La Gioconda) with Rome Opera, Ascanio (Benvenuto Cellini) at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées with Valery Gergiev; Amneris (Aida) at La Scala Milan with Gianandrea Noseda and at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples with Nicola Luisotti; Azucena at La Scala Milan, Preziosilla in Valencia with Zubin Mehta, the title role in Carmen at the Arena in Vérona, and Giovanna Seymour (Anna Bolena) at the Vienna Staatsoper. En 2013, she made her Salzburg Festival debut in the role of Eboli in Don Carlo under the direction Antonio Pappano. This season, she will be performing the roles of Federica in Luisa Miller with San Francisco Opera, Amneris, Carmen, Didon and Azucena at the Mariinski Theatre and Lady Macbeth (Macbeth) at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia.

Ekaterina Semenchuk has also performed in concerts (Verdi Requiem with Gustavo Dudamel, Das Klagende Lied by Mahler at the Ravinia Festival with James Conlon, Prokofiev’s Alexandre Nevski at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome with Vasily Petrenko, La Mort de Cleopatre by Berlioz at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Vienna Konzerthaus with Valery Gergiev) and song recitals (Shostakovich at the Vienna Konzerthaus and Tchaikovsky at the Wigmore Hall in London. She has recorded the role of Amneris with the conductor Antonio Pappano (Warner Classics), a selection of Russian songs (Harmonia Mundi) and Oedipus Rex with Valery Gergiev.

Projetcts : Azucena at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London,

Eboli at La Scala Milan, Amneris at the San Fransisco Opera and Preziosilla at the Metropolitan Opera New York.

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Career history

Debut at the Paris Opera