Yekaterina Krapivina

Upcoming performances:
5 December 2017
10 December 2017
12 December 2017
21 December 2017
23 December 2017
26 December 2017
31 December 2017

Her free, vividly coloured lower register allows the singer to bring the contralto role of Polina to life naturally, without any obvious effort.

The role of the Tsar’s favourite Basmanov is entirely, so to speak, inexpressive. And so it was more gratifying to see and to hear how clear and impassioned Yekaterina Krapivina’s image came across.


• Prize-winner at the International Shtokolov Vocalists’ Competition (St Petersburg, 2014, 1st prize)
• Prize-winner at the International Competition in Lempäälä (Finland, 2006)
• Prize-winner at the International Competition in Lonigo (Italy,  2005)
• Recipient of the Grand-prix at the International Youth Arts Competition in Volgograd (2004)
• Prize-winner at the All-Russian Competition Young Talents of Russia (2006)

Yekaterina Krapivina graduated from the Astrakhan State Conservatoire. Has been a soloist with the Astrakhan Musical Theatre. Has performed at the Mariinsky Theatre since 2006. Yekaterina Krapivina joined the Mariinsky Opera in 2011.

Her repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Ratmir (Ruslan and Lyudmila)
Nezhata (Sadko)
Vanya (A Life for the Tsar)
Dunyasha (The Tsar’s Bride)
Basmanov (The Oprichnik)
Olga (Eugene Onegin)
Polina, Governess and Milovzor (The Queen of Spades)
Laura (Iolanta)
Lel (The Snow Maiden)
Stesha (The Maid of Pskov)
Fyodor (Boris Godunov)
Princess Marya, Sonya, Gipsy Matryosha and the Adjutant to Marshal Murat (War and Peace)
Girl from the Advertisement (Lolita in concert)
the English Bride (The Lefthander)
November (A Christmas Tale)
Frosya (Semyon Kotko)
Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro)
Teresa (La sonnambula in concert)
Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Flora Bervoix (La traviata)
Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera)
Ines (Il trovatore)
Dalila (Samson et Dalila)
Anna (Les Troyens)
Suzuki, Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly)
Suor Dolcina (Suor Angelica)
The Page of Herodias (Salome)
Heavenly Voice (Die Frau ohne Schatten)
Kristina, the Cleaning Woman (The Makropulos Affair)
Hippolyta (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Yekaterina Krapivina has toured with the Mariinsky Opera to the USA, Israel, Japan, Slovenia and Great Britain.

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