Mlada Khudoley


Upcoming performances:
26 July 2017
Making a boffo appearance was the Sieglinde, soprano Mlada Khudoley. Initially, she sang with a tenderness – and an unforcedness – that really drew the listener in. This was a lovable voice, in a much-loved character. And when the music turned fortissimo, that voice did not turn harsh, but retained its essential beauty. Ms. Khudoley is a fine actress to boot, as she proved in Sieglinde's mini-mad scene (late in the second act).
 
The New York Sun
Soprano

Mlada Khudoley was born in Moscow. Soloist with the Mariinsky Opera since 1998.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Voyslava (Mlada),
Fevronia (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia)
Liza (The Queen of Spades)
Renata (The Fiery Angel)
Norma (Norma, concert performance)
Abigaille (Nabucco)
Odabella (Attila),
Lady Macbeth (Macbeth)
Aida (Aida)
Cassandre (Les Troyens)
Leonora (Il trovatore)
Elvira and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni)
Senta (Der Fliegende Holländer)
Sieglinde (Die Walküre)
Princess Turandot (Turandot)
Salome (Salome)
Chrysothemis (Elektra)
Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos)
the Empress (Die Frau ohne Schatten)
the soprano (Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass)
the soprano (Stravinsky’s Les Noces)
and the 1st soprano (Mahler’s Eighth Symphony).

Mlada Khudoley has performed with such outstanding conductors of the present day as Valery Gergiev, Seiji Ozawa, Heinz Fricke, Lawrence Foster, Semyon Bychkov, Antonello Allemandi, Gianandrea Noseda, Pavel Kogan, Alexander Rudin, Gabriele Ferro, Marco Boemi, Pier Giorgio Morandi and Giuliano Carella and the singers Plácido Domingo, Larisa Diadkova, Anna Netrebko, Elīna Garanča, Vladimir Galuzin, Matti Salminen, Bernard Weikl, Kurt Ridley, Linda Watson, Michelle DeYoung, Bryn Terfel, Stephen Gould, Judith Forst, Vasily Gerello, Gerald Finley, Andrea Silvestrelli, Mark Raker, Wolfgang Brendel and Yevgeny Nikitin; has appeared in productions staged by the directors Robert Carsen, Jonathan Kent, Francesca Zambello, Yulia Pevzner, David Freeman, Peter Konwitschny, Gottfried Pilz, Dmitry Bertman, Dmitry Chernyakov, Yuri Alexandrov and Arno Bernard.

In 2003 she performed the role of Senta (Der Fliegende Holländer) at the Los Angeles Opera and that of Sieglinde (Die Walküre) at the Washington Opera. In 2004 she sang as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) in Lisbon with the Gulbenkian Centre Orchestra, returning there in 2006 for a concert performance of Salome. In 2005 she made her debut in Sankt Gallen (Switzerland) as Norma (Norma). In 2006 she appeared as Liza (The Queen of Spades, production by Francesca Zambello) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and as Manon (Manon Lescaut) at the Israeli Opera.

In 2007 with the orchestra of the Tokyo Opera Nomori festival she performed the role of Elisabeth (Robert Carsen’s production of Tannhäuser) under the baton of Seiji Ozawa (the opera was broadcast and recorded by NHK). In the summer of 2007 she sang the role of Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana) at the Opera Sankt Gallen.

Mlada Khudoley has sung at such illustrious theatres as Covent Garden, the Royal Opera of Denmark, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Düsseldorf), the Stuttgart Staatsoper, the Leipzig Oper, the Graz Oper, the Teatr Wielki (Warsaw), the Greek National Opera, the Teatro Massimo (Palermo), the Teatro Regio (Turin), opera houses in Los Angeles, Washington, Dallas, Minnesota, Vancouver (Canada), Tel Aviv, the Latvian National Opera and the Kazan and Yekaterinburg Opera Houses. She has toured with maestro Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra to the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Suntory Hall and the Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo), the Wiener Konzerthaus, the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall (with the New York Philharmonic), as well as to the BBC Proms festival at the Royal Albert Hall (London), where she performed Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass as one of the soloists.
Mlada Khudoley was the first performer of music by Wagner at the Royal Opera of Oman (appearing as Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer, tour with the Latvian Opera) and the opera Nabucco in the People’s Republic of China (Beijing Festival, 2001). At the Graz Oper Khudoley has performed the role of Katerina (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) and the title role in the opera Turandot.
Engagements for 2015 include Nabucco (Tampere, Finland) and Turandot (Manitoba Opera, Canada, and the Bregenz Seebühne, Austria).

Mlada Khudoley's official website: www.mladakhudoley.com

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