26 September 2017
The temperamental ‘acting singer’ Zhanna Dombrovskaya gave the fierily assertive and desperately decisive character of Elettra <in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart' opera Idomeneo, rè di Creta> the features of a wicked Fury, of a tigress preparing to make her fatal leap.
Zhanna Dombrovskaya was born in Pyatigorsk. Graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of Professor Svetlana Gorenkova) and the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers in 2000. Soloist with the St Petersburg State Musorgsky Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet from 2001–2003. Mariinsky Theatre soloist since 2003.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Antonida (A Life for the Tsar)
Lyudmila (Ruslan and Lyudmila)
Oxana (Christmas Eve)
The Queen of Shemakha (The Golden Cockerel)
Podtochina's daughter (The Nose)
Sofia (Semyon Kotko)
Donna Elvira, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni)
Fiordiligi, Despina (Così fan tutte)
Adina (L'elisir d'amore)
Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Norina (Don Pasquale)
Violetta (La traviata)
Elena (I vespri siciliani)
Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica)
Musetta (La bohème)
Ascagne (Les Troyens)
Antonia, Giulietta, Olympia's Voice (Les contes d´Hoffmann)
Freia, Woglinde (Das Rheingold)
Gerhilde (Die Walküre)
Helena (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
as well as soprano roles in Rachmaninoff’s vocal-symphonic poem The Bells, Pergolesi's and Rossini’s Stabat Mater
Repertoire also includes: Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Concepción (L'Heure espagnole) and the soprano roles in Stravinsky's cantata Les Noces, Orff's Carmina Burana, Bach's Johannespassion, Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Handel's Judas Maccabaeus.
Zhanna Dombrovskaya has toured to New York (Metropolitan Opera), Rome, Madrid (Orquesta Philharmonic), Moscow (Bolshoi Theatre) and Baden-Baden as well as to cities throughout Germany, South Korea, Italy, Japan and Switzerland. She has taken part in master classes with Renata Scotto (Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome, 2004; Operatic Academy of Westchester Conservatoire, New York, 2005). She has a busy concert schedule of solo concerts in cities throughout Russia.