Lyudmila Gradova


Lyudmila Gradova was born in Minsk. In 2004 she graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory (class of Grayr Khanedanian).

While a student, at the Opera and Ballet Theatre of the St Petersburg Conservatory Lyudmila performed the roles of Olga and Filippievna (Eugene Onegin) and Marta (Iolanta).

Currently she is a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers. The artist made her Mariinsky Theatre debut in 2016, appearing in a concert version of Mikhail Kollontai’s opera The Captain’s Daughter.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Nezhata and a Daring Skomorokh (Sadko)
Matchmaker-Crone Babarikha (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Third Mermaid (Stepmother) (May Night)
A Woman (Boris Godunov)
Alkonost (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya)
Third Woman (Semyon Kotko)
Vava (Moscow, Cheryomushki)
Sister Dolcina and the Monitress (Suor Angelica)
A Lady-in-waiting (Les Huguenots)
Mrs Eynsford-Hill and Elderly Passerby (My Fair Lady)

In concert performances:
Marfa Timofeyevna Pestova (Noble Nest)
Katerina (Not Love Alone)
Marya and Polina (Kirill Molchanov’s The Dawns Here Are Quiet)
Vasilisa Yegorovna Mironova (Mikhail Kollontai’s The Captain’s Daughter)
Smeton (Anna Bolena)

She appears in children’s productions at the Mariinsky Theatre (the Queen in Snow White, Murka Barsikovna in Murych the Cat, title role in The Turnip).

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