Zinaida Tsarenko


Mezzo-soprano

Mariinsky Theatre Guest Soloist

• Prize-winner at the XVII International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow – St Petersburg, 2023; Grand Prix, 1st prize and Gold Medal)
• Prize-winner at the 13th Elena Obraztsova International Competition of Young Opera Singers (St Petersburg, 2021; 1st prize)
• Prize-winner at the 11th International Vocal Contest named after Zara Dolukhanova Amber Nightingale (Kaliningrad, 2018; 3rd prize)
• Finalist at the 7th Wilhelm Stenhammar International Music Competition (Norrköping, Sweden, 2018)

Zinaida Tsarenko was born in Khabarovsk. In 2020 she graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory (class of Olga Kondina).

In 2021 she became a fellow of the Atkins Young Artists Program at the Mariinsky Theatre. In 2016 Zinaida made her debut at the theatre, appearing in a concert by students of Olga Kondina and Vladimir Vaneyev; in 2022 she took part for the first time in a Mariinsky Theatre opera performance, singing the role of Olga in Eugene Onegin (chamber version).

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Konchakovna (Prince Igor)
Olga (Eugene Onegin)
Marfa (Khovanshchina)
Joan of Arc (The Maid of Orleans)
Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride)
Princess Clarice (The Love for Three Oranges)
Enrichetta di Francia (I puritani)
Fenena (Nabucco)
Emilia (Verdi’s Otello)
Princess Eboli (Don Carlo)
Dalila (Samson et Dalila)
Mezzo-soprano part in Berlioz’ Roméo et Juliette

She has sung at the premiere of a new Mariinsky Theatre production of Nabucco (2023).
Information for February 2024

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