• Prize-winner at the International Elena Obraztsova Young Opera Singers’ Competition (St Petersburg, 2015, 3rd prize)
• Prize-winner at the International Maxim Mikhailov Competition of Chamber Vocal Music in 2013 and 2014 (Kaluga, 2nd and 3rd prizes, Special Prize as best performer of a folk song)
Emilia Ablaeva was born in Bukhara (Uzbekistan). In 2007 she graduated with distinction from the Simferopol Tchaikovsky School of Music (class of Valentina Grigorenko), in 2012 graduating from the National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music (class of Professor Yevdokia Kolesnik). There she also undertook an assistant traineeship (2012–2015).
At the National Tchaikovsky Music Academy of Ukraine she performed the roles of Saburova (The Tsar’s Bride, Gianetta (L’elisir d’amore) and the title role in Iolanta (degree work). Since 2013 she has been a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers.
In 2015 she received a diploma at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition in Tikhvin and at the international young opera singers’ competition Opera without Borders in Krasnodar. Took part in the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015 and 2019.
Has given recitals in Russia, Macedonia, Turkey, Romania and Germany.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
the Sleep-Fairy (Hänsel und Gretel),
the Brood-Hen mermaid (May Night),
Sonia Gurvich (The Dawns Here Are Quiet)
and Anyuta (Not Love Alone).
Also appears in the children’s opera The Little Prince by Leonid Klinichev at the Prokofiev Hall.
Repertoire also includes: Oxana (The Cossack beyond the Danube), Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Mimì (La Bohème), Natalia (The Oprichnik), Micaëla (Carmen), the Tsarevna (Kashchei the Deathless), Katherina, Bianca (The Taming of the Shrew) and Elisabeth (Tannhäuser) among others.