Mayram Sokolova


Mezzo-soprano

Prize-winner at the VI Ravello – città della musica international opera singers’ competition (Italy).
Recipient of a special prize at the Riccardo Zandonai International Competition for Young Opera Singers (Italy).

Graduated from the Irkutsk State University and the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire (class of Professor Zurab Sotkilava, People’s Artist of the USSR). Has taken part in master-classes given by Elena Obraztsova, Irina Bogacheva, Makvala Kasrashvili, Nina Terentieva, Mietta Sighele, Veriano Luchetti, Diane Zola and Gloria Borelli. Soloist with the Mariinsky Opera since 2013.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Young Boy (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia)
Polina (The Queen of Spades)
Grushenka (The Brothers Karamazov)
Death (Le Rossignol)
Sonetka (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Fenena (Nabucco)
Siébel (Faust)
Herodias’ Page (Salome)
Mlle Dangeville (Adriana Lecouvreur)
Gipsy Matryosha (War and Peace)

Her repertoire also includes the roles of Vanya (A Life for the Tsar), Konchakovna (Prince Igor), Polina (The Queen of Spades), Maddalena (Rigoletto) and Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera).

She performed the title role in Bizet’s opera Carmen in Tokyo, Sapporo and Kyoto in 2011. The same year, she performed the role of Death in Stravinsky’s opera Le Rossignol, while in 2012 came the role of the Boy in the opera The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia at De Nederlandse Opera  (Amsterdam).

In 2013 she performed the role of Konchakovna (Prince Igor) followed in 2014 by the role of Azucena (Il trovatore) at venues in France (Limoges and Reims) and the role of Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride) at the festival Stars of the Mariinsky Theatre in Samara.

Frequently performs in recital throughout Russia, the CIS and abroad.

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