Mariinsky Theatre Guest Soloist
• Prize-winner at the 28th World Opera Competition Operalia (Moscow, 2021; CulturArte Prize)
• Prize-winner at the 14th Festival-Competition of Vocal and Piano Duets Three Centuries of Classic Romance (St Petersburg, 2016; 1st prize)
Ekaterina Sannikova was born in Ternopil (Ukraine). She graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory (class of Olga Kondina).
During 2016–17 season she has appeared at the St Petersburg Music Hall Theatre and St Petersburg’s Zazerkalye theatre.
Since 2017 she has been actively collaborating with the Operosa festival in Montenegro, where she performed the roles of Iolanta in Tchaikovsky’s eponymous opera and Michaёla in Carmen.
In September 2017 Ekaterina took part in the opening of a new season at the Opéra de Nice, where she performed Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise under the baton of Fabio Mastrangelo.
She has appeared at the Stars of the White Nights festival, the International Mariinsky Far East Festival in Vladivostok and the International Caucasus Festival The Mariinsky – Vladikavkaz. Has toured with the Mariinsky Orchestra to the USA.
From 2017 to 2021 she was a fellow of the Atkins Young Artists Program at the Mariinsky Theatre.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Princess Olga Yurievna Tokmakova (The Maid of Pskov)
Vera Sheloga (The Noblewoman Vera Sheloga)
Kupava (The Snow Maiden)
Joan of Arc (The Maid of Orleans)
Domna Saburova (The Tsar’s Bride)
Clara (Betrothal in a Monastery)
Oxana (Christmas Eve)
Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte)
Leonora (Il trovatore)
Mimì (La Bohème)
Floria Tosca (Tosca)
The Prima Donna, Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos, concert performance)
Iguamota (Christopher Columbus in concert)
Electra (Idomeneo, re di Creta)
Soprano role in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony
Repertoire also includes the roles of Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Liza (The Queen of Spades), Voyslava (Mlada), Volkhova (Sadko), Marguerite (Gounod’s Faust), Desdemona (Otello) and Eva (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg).
Information for March 2023