• Prize-winner of the 51st International Singing Competition of Toulouse (3rd prize, 2016)
• Prize-winner at the 4th All-Russian Nadezhda Obukhova Young Vocalists Competition. (1st prize, Lipetsk, 2016)
• Prize-winner and diploma recipient at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition (4th prize, 2015)
• Prize-winner at the I International Young Opera Singers’ Competition Opera without Borders (Krasnodar, 2014, Grand Prix)
• Prize-winner at the III International Maxim Mikhailov Young Opera Singers’ Competition (Kaluga, 2013, 1st prize)
• Prize-winner at the III International Pavel Lisitsian Competition (Vladikavkaz, 2013, 2nd prize)
Antonina Vesenina was born in Voronezh. She graduated from the Voronezh State Academy of Arts where she studied with Natalia Savitskaya. Then she was a soloist with the St Petersburg Chamber Opera where she performed the roles of Gilda in Rigoletto, Genovieffa in Suor Angelica and Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia. She joined the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers in 2011 and in 2014 made her debut in Mariinsky as the Queen of the Night.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Queen of Shemakha (The Golden Cockerel)
Maria Mironova (The Captain's Daughter, in concert)
Mademoiselle Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor)
Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte)
Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Clorinda (La Cenerentola in concert)
Countess Olga Sukarev (Fedora in concert)
Performing coloratura soprano roles, in 2014/2015 season Antonia Vesenina participated in the premieres of Il barbiere di Siviglia and The Golden Cockerel at the Mariinsky Theatre.
She performs as a guest soloist in the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Düsseldorf) and in the Komische Oper Berlin. In 2016, she sang the role of the Queen of Shemakha at the premiere of The Golden Cockerel staged by Dmitry Bertman in the Deutsche Oper am Rhein.
The singer regularly performs in the Academy concert programmes including concerts abroad: in Great Britain, Italy, Austria, France, and Spain.
Antonina Vesenina has taken part in master-classes given by Elena Obraztsova, Larisa Gergieva, Grayr Khanedanyan and Gegham Grigorian.
The singers’ website is www.antoninavesenina.com.