Larissa Diadkova

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Celebrated Russian mezzo-soprano Larissa Diadkova is a principal artist of the Mariinsky Theatre and is a favourite singer of Valery Gergiev. In addition to the Russian repertoire she’s so associated with, Ms Diadkova also concentrates on the works of Bach, Händel, Mahler, Verdi and Wagner.

Her international career has taken her to the leading opera houses around the world and has sung leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera, Salzburg Festival, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala Milan and Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has also appeared in many of the world’s prestigious concert halls, including the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican and Wigmore Hall in London, the Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Avery Fisher Hall in New York. As well as Maestro Gergiev, conductors with whom she has collaborated include Claudio Abbado, James Levine, Antonio Pappano, Sir Charles Mackerras and Semyon Bychkov. Ms Diadkova records for BMG/RCA, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Phillips and EMI Classics.



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    01 Feb 11 PROKOFIEV: Betrothal in a Monastery (Duenna)
    Opéra Comique, Paris

    “Larissa Diadkova’s Duenna, one of Russia’s best vocal exports, intones sturdy chest notes with her usual confidence”
    Financial Times, February 2011

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    01 Feb 10 GIORDANO: Andrea Chenier (Madelon)
    Teatro Real, Madrid

    “The supporting roles were very well covered. The best among these was Larissa Diadkova as Madelón, a real luxury.”
    February 2010, Seen and Heard International Review

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    01 Nov 09 TCHAIKOVSKY: Tsarina's Slippers (Solokha)
    Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

    “This duet was one of the high points of the opera. Having so far sung only comic numbers, Diadkova slipped easily into serious mode and was beautifully balanced by Guryakova.”
    November 2009, Ensemble review

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    01 Jul 09 DVOŘÁK: Rusalka (Jezibaba)
    Glyndebourne Festival Opera

    “on comes a truly terrifying Brothers Grimm regiment of cauldron-stirring, bunny-boiling Hausfrau witches, led by Larissa Diadkova’s barrel-voiced Jezibaba.”
    The Times, July 2009



Prince Igor Konchakovna

Rusalka Jezhibaba

Andrea Chénier Madelon

Ivan Susanin Vania
Ruslan and Lyudmila Ratmir

Jenufa Kostelnicka
Katya Kabanova Kabanichka

Boris Godunov Marina
Khovanshchina Marfa

La Gioconda La Cieca

A Betrothal in a Monastery Duenna
The Fiery Angel Fortune Teller, Mother Superior
The Gambler Grandmother
The Love for Three Oranges Clarisse

Kasshei the Immortal Kassheevna
Sadko Negata Lyubaya

Daphne Gaia
Elektra Klytemnestra
Salome Herodias

Mazeppa Liubov
Pique Dame Countess
The Enchantress Countess
Eugene Onegin Filpyevna

Aida Amneris
Falstaff Quickly
Il Trovatore Azucena
Un ballo in maschera Ulrica

Das Rheingold Fricka
Die Walkure Fricka
Gotterdammerung Waltraute