• Prize-winner at the II Karamanov Contemporary Arts and Education international competition and festival in two categories – “vocals” (Moscow, 2006, 1st prize) and “chamber ensemble” (3rd prize)
• Prize-winner at the II International Pechkovsky Opera Singers’ Competition (St Petersburg, 1996, 3rd prize)
Marina Mareskina was born in Ulan-Ude. In 1996 she graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of I. I. Yushmanov).
In 1996 she made her debut at the Mariinsky Theatre as the Little Brigand in Banevich’s opera The Story of Kai and Gerda.
Since 2014 she has been a guest soloist with the Mariinsky Opera.
Roles performed at the Mariinsky Theatre include:
Naina (Ruslan and Lyudmila)
The Governess (The Queen of Spades)
Xenia’s nurse, A Woman (Boris Godunov)
Nenila, Masha (The Enchantress)
Filippievna (Eugene Onegin)
Zakharievna (The Oprichnik)
The Nurse (Prince Igor)
Petrovna (The Tsar’s Bride)
Third Woman, Khivrya (Semyon Kotko)
Dunyasha, the Adjutant to Marshal Murat (War and Peace)
Dubious Old Woman (The Gambler)
Maria Kondratievna (The Brothers Karamazov)
Little Brigand (The Story of Kai and Gerda)
Stepmother, November (A Christmas Tale)
The Music Teacher (Lolita, concert performance)
Ninetta (I vespri siciliani)
Amelia's maid (Simon Boccanegra)
Second Page, Heavenly Voice (Parsifal)
Clytemnestra's Confidante (Elektra)
Mlle Dangeville (Adriana Lecouvreur)
The singer’s repertoire also includes: Konchakovna (Prince Igor), Milovzor (The Queen of Spades), Lyubyasha, Dunyasha (The Tsar’s Bride), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Marta (Iolanta), Stesha, Perfilievna, Vlasievna (The Maid of Pskov), Bobylikha (The Snow Maiden), Wet-Nurse, Mistress of the Inn (Boris Godunov), Ines (Il trovatore), the Boy (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh), Amelfa the Housekeeper (The Golden Cockerel), the Old Gypsy (Aleko), Mother Superior, Fortune-teller (The Fiery Angel), Vasilisa the Elder, Maura Kuzminichna (War and Peace), Elderly Lady (The Nose), The Snow Queen (The Story of Kay and Gerda), The Girl from the Advert (Lolita), Anna (Les Troyens), Amneris (Aida), Deaconess (Król Roger), Mary (Der fliegende Holländer), Grimgerda (Die Walküre), as well as the mezzo-soprano roles in Prokofiev’s cantata Alexander Nevsky and oratorio Ivan the Terrible, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Requiem and Stravinsky’s Les Noces.
Marina Mareskina has toured with the Mariinsky Opera in Spain, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, the USA, Japan, Belgium, France, Israel, Finland, China, South Korea, Turkey, Portugal, Argentina and Switzerland.
The singer frequently performs chamber music programmes in St Petersburg and throughout Germany.