• Prize-winner at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition (St Petersburg, 1998 and 2000)
• Prize-winner at the International Diaghilev Young Opera Singers’ Competition (Perm, 1997)
• Recipient of the Elena Obraztsova special prize at the IV International Elena Obraztsova Young Opera Singers’ Competition (St Petersburg, 2005)
Larisa Yudina studied music at the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire.
Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Singers from 1998.
Mariinsky Theatre soloist since 2009.
Roles performed at the Mariinsky Theatre include:
The Queen of Shemakha (The Golden Cockerel)
Swan-Princess (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Lyudmila (Ruslan and Lyudmila)
Sirin (The Tale of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia)
the Nightingale (Le Rossignol)
Zlydnia (A Christmas Tale)
Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Contessa di Folleville (Il viaggio a Reims)
Oscar (Un ballo in maschera)
Cleopatra (La Cleopatra in concert)
Donna Anna (Don Giovanni)
Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte)
Forest Bird (Siegfried)
Klingsor’s Flower Maiden (Parsifal)
Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos)
and the voice of Olympia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann).
The singer’s repertoire also includes the roles of Lyudmila (Ruslan and Lyudmila), Snegurochka (The Snow Maiden), Amina (La sonnambula), Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Mme Herz (Der Schauspieldirektor), Armida (Armida e Rinaldo), Semiramida (Semiramida), Norina (Don Pasquale), Ophelia (Hamlet), Dinorah (Dinorah), Lakmé (Lakmé), Leila (Les pêcheurs des perles), Violetta (La traviata) and Musetta (La bohème).
Larisa Yudina frequently performs on tour. In 2003 she performed the role of Cleopatra (La Cleopatra, production by Jonathan Miller) at the opera house in Graz as part of the Graz – European City of Culture 2003 programme; in 2006 she performed the roles of Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor) and the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) in Boston, Chicago and New York.
With the Mariinsky Opera Company, Larisa Yudina has toured to Great Britain, France, Austria, Germany, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland, the USA, Canada Estonia; she has taken part in music festivals in Germany, Finland and Estonia. She has also collaborated with Valery Gergiev, Gianandrea Noseda, Boris Gruzin and Constantine Orbelian. In the 2009-2010 season she took part in a performance of The Infernal Comedy featuring John Malkovich.