Message to spectators of The Nutcracker on Friday 8th and Sunday 10th December at the Opéra Bastille

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Yulia Matochkina Mezzo-soprano


The 2021/2022 season marks a series of important debuts for the Russian mezzo-soprano Yulia Matochkina. Among them there are her North American debuts at the Metropolitan Opera New York as Maddalena in Rigoletto, at the Los Angeles Opera as Venus in Tannhäuser, and with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of maestro Muti as Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera, European debuts of Ms Matochkina include Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera at La Scala, the title role in Carmen at Arena di Verona, Federica in Luisa Miller at Staatsoper Hamburg and a solo part in Verdi's Requiem for Stichting Omroep Muziek. She will return as Eboli in Don Carlo to Deutsche Oper Berlin. At Mariinsky Theatre where Ms Matochkina is a leading soloist she will perform roles such as Amneris, Carmen, Venus, Dalila, Didon, Marfa in Khovanshchina, Brangäne, Kundry, among others. Future engagements include debuts at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Dutch National Opera, Zurich Opera, and with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in the roles such as Eboli in Don Carlo, Azucena in II Trovatore, Verdi's Requiem. Ms Matochkina’s past seasons included her debuts as Carmen at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Polina Pique Dame at the New National Theatre Tokyo and the Bolshoi; Brangäne Tristan und Isolde at The Philharmonie im Gasteig Munich, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, and Festival Hall Baden-Baden, Kundry Parsifal at the Philharmonie de Paris, Olga Eugene Onegin at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Santuzza Cavaleria Rusticana in Auditorio Alfredo Kraus in Las Palmas, in Verdi's Requiem at the Opernhaus Zürich, in Roméo et Juliette by Berlioz at the Festival Berlioz La Côte-Saint-André. She made her Salzburg Festival debut in the role of Federica in Luisa Miller. As a leading soloist of the Mariinsky Theater Yulia Matochkina appeared in roles such as Amneris in Aida, Eboli in Don Carlo, Princess de Bouillon in Adriana Lecouvreur, Didon in Les Troyens, Dalila in Samson et Dalila, Venus in Tannhäuser, Kundry in Parsifal, Polina in Pique Dame, Ascanio in Benvenuto Cellini, Dulcinee in Don Quichotte, Marguerite in La Damnation de Faust, Joanna in The Maid of Orleans, Marfa in Khovanshchina.

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