Marina Prudenskaya was born in Saint Petersburg and made her debut at the Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow before joining the Nuremberg Staatstheater Company. In 2003, she won the ARD International Music Competition.
She was a member of the Deutsche Oper Company in Berlin from 2005 to 2007, after which she joined the Staatstheater in Stuttgart. She has been a company member of Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden since 2013. During that time, she has performed numerous roles, including Hérodias (Salomé), Venus (Tannhäuser), the Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos), Gertrud (Hänsel und Gretel), Eboli (Don Carlo), Azucena (Il Trovatore), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Néris (Médée), and Euphrat (Jörg Widmann’s Babylon). She has made guest appearances at many of the great international opera venues, including the Royal Opera House in London (Azucena), the Teatro Real in Madrid (Azucena), the Palau de les Arts in Valencia (Amneris in Aida), the Zurich Opera (Gertrud), the Wiesbaden Staatstheater (Preziosilla in La forza del destino), the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich (Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier), the Hamburg Staatsoper (Amneris), the Nationaltheater in Mannheim (Eboli), the Antwerp Opera (Lady Macbeth), the Bayreuth Festival (Fricka in Die Walküre, Waltraute in Götterdämmerung), the Grand Theatre in Geneva (Amneris), and the Vienna Staatsoper (Kundry, Hérodias).
She made her house debut at the Paris Opera singing the role of Eboli. Marina Prudenskaya also performs in concert (Verdi’s Requiem at the Salzburg Festival under the direction of Mariss Jansons and with the support of the Berlin RSO and Marek Janowski; Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass at the Vienna Konzerthaus, conducted by Philippe Jordan; Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow with Vladimir Jurowski; and Berlioz’s Les Nuits d’été at the Dresden Philharmonie).
Recently, she performed Waltraute (Götterdämmerung) at the Leipzig Opera, and Kundry at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Leipzig Opera.
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