Marina Mareskina


• Prize-winner at the II International Competition-Festival Modern Art and Education (Moscow, 2007; 1st prize in the category “Vocals. Solo singing” and 4th prize in the category “Chamber ensemble”)
• Prize-winner at the 2nd International Competition of Young Opera Singers named after N.K. Pechkovsky (St Petersburg, 1996; 3rd prize)

Marina Mareskina was born in Ulan-Ude. In 1996 she graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory (class of Viktor Yushmanov). The same year she made her debut at the Mariinsky Theatre as the Little Robber Girl in Banevich’s opera The Story of Kai and Gerda. In 2021 Marina Mareskina joined the Mariinsky Opera Company.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Naina (Ruslan and Lyudmila)
The Governess (The Queen of Spades)
Xenia’s Nurse, a Woman (Boris Godunov)
Nenila, Masha (The Enchantress)
Filippievna (Eugene Onegin)
Zakharievna (The Oprichnik)
The Nurse (Prince Igor)
Bobylikha (The Snow Maiden)
Petrovna (The Tsar’s Bride)
Vlasievna (The Noblewoman Vera Sheloga and The Maid of Pskov)
Perfilievna (The Maid of Pskov)
Tamara’s nanny (Demon)
Smeraldina (The Love for Three Oranges)
Podtochina, A dignified lady (The Nose)
Third Woman, Khivrya (Semyon Kotko)
Madame Peronskaya, Mavra Kuzminichna, Dunyasha, Adjutant to Marshal Murat (War and Peace)
Dubious Old Woman (The Gambler)
Maria Kondratievna (Smelkov’s The Brothers Karamazov)
The Little Robber Girl (The Story of Kai and Gerda)
Governor’s Wife (Dead Souls)
Stepmother, November (A Christmas Tale)
Black Maidservant, Mrs Chatfield (Lolita)
The Music Teacher (Lolita, concert performance)
Ninetta (I vespri siciliani)
Ines (Il trovatore)
Wowkle (La fanciulla del West)
Solokha, Woman with a Violet-coloured Nose (Christmas Eve)
Amelia’s Maid (Simon Boccanegra)
Second Squire, a Heavenly Voice (Parsifal)
Clytemnestra’s Confidante (Elektra)
Mlle Dangeville (Adriana Lecouvreur)
The Abbess (Suor Angelica)
Aunt (Jenůfa)

The singer’s repertoire also includes: Konchakovna (Prince Igor), Polina, Milovzor (The Queen of Spades), Lyubasha, Dunyasha (The Tsar’s Bride), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Martha (Iolanta), Stesha (The Maid of Pskov), Mistress of the Inn (Boris Godunov), Young Boy (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya), Amelfa the Housekeeper (The Golden Cockerel), Old Gypsy Woman (Aleko), Mother Superior, Fortune-teller (The Fiery Angel), Vasilisa the Elder (War and Peace), Elderly Lady (The Nose), the Snow Queen (The Story of Kai and Gerda), a Girl from the Advert (Lolita), Anna (Les Troyens), Amneris (Aida), Deaconess (Król Roger), Mary (Der fliegende Holländer), Grimgerde (Die Walküre), as well as the mezzo-soprano roles in Prokofiev’s cantata Alexander Nevsky and oratorio Ivan the Terrible, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Requiem and Stravinsky’s Les Noces.

Marina Mareskina has toured with the Mariinsky Opera in Spain, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, the USA, Japan, Belgium, France, Israel, Finland, China, South Korea, Turkey, Portugal, Argentina and Switzerland.

The singer frequently performs chamber music programmes in St Petersburg and throughout Germany.

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