Lyudmila Kanunnikova


Mezzo-soprano

Lyudmila Kanunnikova graduated from the Leningrad State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in 1978. She joined the Kirov (Mariinsky) Opera Company the same year.

Roles she has performed at the Mariinsky Theatre include:
Marina Mnishek, Old Woman (Boris Godunov)
Konchakovna, Yaroslavna's Nurse (Prince Igor)
Bobylikha (The Snow Maiden)
Babarikha (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Filippievna (Eugene Onegin)
Lyubov (Mazepa)
Vlasievna (The Maid of Pskov)
Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride)
Kashcheyevna (Kashchei the Immortal)
a Respected Lady (The Gambler)
a Nun (The Fiery Angel)
Semyon’s Mother, 3rd Woman (Semyon Kotko)
Mavra Kuzminichna, the Rostov’s Housekeeper (War and Peace)
Alexei’s Mother (The Story of a Real Man in concert)
a Respected Lady (The Nose)
Governor’s Wife (Dead Souls)
Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Amneris (Aida)
Flora (La traviata)
Azucena (Il trovatore)
Preziosilla (La forza del destino)
Eboli (Don Carlo)
Ortrud (Lohengrin)
Mother Superior (Suor Angelica)
Zita (Gianni Schicchi)
Schwertleite (Die Walküre)
1st and 3rd Norn (Götterdämmerung)
Clytemnestra’s Confidante (Elektra)

Has toured outside Russia with the Mariinsky Opera Company.

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