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Kristina Kapustinskaya (Mezzo soprano)


•Prize-winner at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition (2006)
•Prize-winner at the International Moniuszko Competition (2007)

Born in Kiev. Studied at the State Gliere High School of Music. In 2006 she graduated from the National Tchaikovsky Music Academy of Ukraine (class of Professor Diana Petrinenko).
At the Youth Opera studio theatre of the National Music Academy of Ukraine she performed as the Old Gypsy (Aleko), Dunyasha (The Tsar's Bride), Maddalena (Rigoletto) and Carmen (Carmen).
In 2007 she made her Mariinsky Theatre debut as Smeraldina in Sergei Prokofiev's opera Love for Three Oranges.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Polina (The Queen of Spades)
Smeraldina (Love for Three Oranges)
Grusha the Gypsy (The Enchanted Wanderer)
Servant (Elektra).

Repertoire also includes: Lyubasha, Dunyasha (The Tsar's Bride), Maddalena (Rigoletto).

Performed in the Russian premiere of Rodion Shchedrin's opera The Enchanted Wanderer (as Grusha the Gypsy) during the 2007 Stars of the White Nights festival at the Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall. She sang this role in the same year on the stage of the Moscow Philharmonia in an opera festival to mark the 75th birthday of Rodion Shchedrin, and in 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival.

Kristina Kapustinskaya performed the role of Agrafena Alexandrovna (Grushenka) in the first performance of Alexander Smelkov's opera The Brothers Karamazov, which took place at the Mariinsky Theatre on 23 July 2008..

She has toured in Sweden, Britain and the USA with the Mariinsky Theatre company.

At the opening of the St Petersburg Philharmonic's 2007-2008 season she performed the mezzo-soprano role in Sergei Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky cantata under Yuri Temirkanov.

Her concert repertoire includes arias from operas by Donizetti, Gluck, Handel, Massenet, Moniuszko, Mozart, Rossini, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky and Verdi as well as songs and romances by Faure, Gliore, Grieg, Musorgsky, Rakhmaninov, Schubert, Richard Strauss and Sviridov.

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