5 July 2022
Enchanting dramatic artistry and lively plastique in her singing intonation.
It is great to see Nadezhda Serdyuk Norma>, dazzling with her powerful and luscious voice and vibrant temperament.
• Prize-winner at the International Elena Obraztsova Young Opera Singers’ Competition (1999)
• Prize-winner at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition (1998)
• Prize-winner at the International Glinka Vocalists’ Competition (1995)
• Recipient of St Petersburg's most prestigious theatre prize the Golden Sofit for the role of Boyarynya Morozova in the opera The Oprichnik (the category "Best female role in opera", 2016).
Nadezhda Serdyuk graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in 1997. After graduating from the Conservatoire she became a soloist with the New Opera in Moscow.
In 1998 she entered the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers.
Soloist with the Mariinsky Opera Company since 2007.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Olga (Eugene Onegin)
Polina, Milovzor (The Queen of Spades)
Spring Beauty (The Snow Maiden)
Boyarynya Morozova (The Oprichnik)
Marina Mnishek (Boris Godunov)
Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride)
Mademoiselle Blanche (The Gambler)
Clarice (The Love for Three Oranges)
Clara (Betrothal in a Monastery)
Hélène Bezukhova (War and Peace)
Varya (The Story of a Real Man in concert)
Jocasta (Oedipus Rex)
Rita Osyanina (The Dawns Here Are Quiet in concert)
Varvara Vasilyevna (Not Love Alone)
The Snow Queen (The Story of Kai and Gerda)
Argafena Alexandrovna (The Brothers Karamazov)
Catherine II (The Captain's Daughter in concert)
Kubaricha (Doctor Zhivago in concert)
Idamante (Idomeneo, rè di Creta)
Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro)
Dorabella (Così fan tutte)
Adalgisa (Norma in concert)
Flora Bervoix (La traviata)
Azucena (Il trovatore)
Princess Eboli (Don Carlo)
Mezzo-soprano (stage version of Verdi's Requiem)
Preziosilla (La forza del destino)
Lola (Cavalleria rusticana in concert)
Mrs Grose (The Turn of the Screw)
Frugola (Il tabarro)
Nursing Sister, Monitress (Suor Angelica)
Giulietta (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
Waltraute (Die Walküre)
Flosshilde (Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung)
the Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos)
Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier in concert)
The Witch (Hansel und Gretel)
Ježibaba (Rusalka by Dvořák)
Hermia (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Mamelfa Timofeyevna (Dobrynia Nikitich in concert)
The singer’s concert repertoire at the Mariinsky includes the mezzo-soprano roles in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Stravinsky’s Les Noces.
The singer’s repertoire also includes the roles of Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Leonora (La favorite), Albine (Thaïs), Death (Le Rossignol), Joan (The Maid of Orleans) and Mistress of the Inn (Boris Godunov) as well as the mezzo-soprano roles in Bach’s Magnificat, Saint-Saëns’ Requiem and Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater.
Nadezhda Serdyuk has toured with the Mariinsky Opera Company to New York (Metropolitan Opera), London (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), Paris (Théâtre du Châtelet), Milan (La Scala), Washington (Kennedy Center), Tokyo, Madrid, Amsterdam and Baden-Baden; she has taken part in the Mikkeli Music Festival (Finland).
She has taken part in a production of Prokofiev’s opera The Love for Three Oranges in Aix-en-Provence (2004), Luxembourg (2005) and Madrid (2006). In the 2008-2009 season she performed the role of Albine ( Thaïs ) and Polina (The Queen of Spades) at the Teatro Regio (Turin).
She has collaborated with many renowned contemporary conductors, among them Valery Gergiev, Gianandrea Noseda, Andris Nelsons, Yevgeny Kolobov, Tugan Sokhiev, Yuri Bashmet, Saulus Sondeckis, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas, Helmuth Rilling, Hans Graf, Jakub Hrůša, Daniele Rustioni, Paolo Carignani.
The singer’s discography includes recordings of the operas The Love for Three Oranges, Suor Angelica and Thaïs and Mozart’s Requiem.