Mariinsky Theatre Guest Soloist
Svetlana Karpova (Kapicheva) was born in Vyborg (Leningrad Region).
In 2010 she graduated from the Vocal Department of the St Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music (Lia Shevtsova’s class). In 2016 she graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory (Vladimir Vaneyev’s class).
From 2015 to 2017 Svetlana Karpova perfected her performing skills at the Elena Obraztsova International Academy of Music (Vladimir Vaneyev’s class).
In 2016 she made her debut at the Mariinsky Theatre in the opera War and Peace under the direction of Valery Gergiev.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Fyodor (Boris Godunov)
Dunyasha (The Tsar’s Bride)
Nadezhda Nasonova (The Noblewoman Vera Sheloga)
Lel, Tsar’s Page (The Snow Maiden)
Sonya, Adjutant to Marshal Murat (War and Peace)
Third Woman (Semyon Kotko)
Speaking Woman (The Lefthander)
November (A Christmas Tale)
Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro)
Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Ninette (I vespri siciliani)
Mademoiselle Dangeville (Adriana Lecouvreur)
Klingsor’s Flower Maiden, a Squire (Parsifal)
Сhanteur (Manon Lescaut, concert performance)
Herodias’ Page (Salome)
Hotel Maid (The Makropulos Affair)
Daring Skomorokh (Sadko)
Second Fairy (ballet A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Mezzo-soprano solo in Mass in B minor by Bach
Repertoire also includes Olga (Eugene Onegin), Vanya (A Life for the Tsar), Siébel (Gounod’s Faust), Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride), Basmanov (The Oprichnik), Marta and Laura (Iolanta), Mrs Meg Page (Falstaff), Old Gipsy Woman (Aleko), Lumir (Mlada).
In 2018 she appeared at the Verbier Festival as Maddalena (Rigoletto).
Information for October 2021