Daria Riabokon


Mezzo-soprano

Mariinsky Theatre Guest Soloist

Daria Riabokon was born in Barnaul (Altai Krai (Altai Region)). In 2018 she graduated with distinction from the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory (class of Professor Larisa Tedtoyeva). Trained at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz (Austria). While still a student, she performed the roles of Olga (Eugene Onegin), Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride) and Dorabella (Così fan tutte) at the Opera and Ballet Theatre of the St Petersburg Conservatory.

She made her Mariinsky Theatre debut in November 2018 as Mercédès (Carmen).

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Kashcheyevna (Kashchey the Immortal)
Polya (The Enchantress)
Laura (Iolanta)
Dunyasha (The Tsar’s Bride)
Stepanida Matuta (The Maid of Pskov)
Nadezhda Nasonova (The Noblewoman Vera Sheloga)
An Odalisque (Serov’s Judith, chamber version)
Princess Clarice, Nicoletta (The Love for Three Oranges)
Frosya (Semyon Kotko)
Princess Charlotte (The Lefthander)
A Nun (The Fiery Angel)
Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro)
Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte)
Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Enrichetta di Francia (I puritani)
Fenena (Nabucco)
Preziosilla (La forza del destino)
Emilia (Verdi’s Otello)
Lola (Cavalleria rusticana)
Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly)
Sister Dolcina (Suor Angelica)
Bersi (Andrea Chénier, concert performance)
Chanteur (Puccini’s Manon Lescaut)
Flosshilde (Götterdämmerung and Das Rheingold)
Siegrune (Die Walküre)
Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus)
Stella (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
Mercédès (Carmen)
Mallika, Rose (Lakmé)
Mezzo-soprano parts in Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Missa solemnis and Gavriil Popov’s Fourth Symphony (“Glory to the Fatherland”)

Has sung at premieres of new Mariinsky Theatre productions of Otello (2022, new revision of the 1996 production) and Iolanta (2023), in the first St Petersburg performance of Andrea Chénier which took place at the Mariinsky Theatre in 2022, and at the world premiere of Gavriil Popov’s Fourth Symphony (“Glory to the Fatherland”) which took place there in 2023.

Has portrayed Olga (Eugene Onegin) in Finland, Latvia and Lithuania. Has appeared under such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Altschuler, Alexander Titov and Fabio Mastrangelo. Has collaborated with the composer Sergei Slonimsky.

Repertoire also includes: Polina (The Queen of Spades), Siébel (Gounod’s Faust) and Clara (Betrothal in a Monastery).
Information for May 2024

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