• Recipient of the Golden Sofit, St Petersburg’s most prestigious theatre prize, for the role of Alice Ford in the Mariinsky Theatre’s production of Falstaff (2018)
• Recipient of Russia’s Golden Mask National Theatre Award in the category “Best role in musical theatre” for Mimì in La Bohème at the Zazerkalye theatre (2002)
• Prize-winner at the 1st International Vocalists’ Competition Una voce per Verdi (Ispra, Italy, 2002; 1st prize)
• Diploma-recipient at the 52nd Giovan Battista Viotti International Music Competition (Vercelli, Italy, 2001)
Tatiana Serjan was born in Petrozavodsk. She graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory in choral conducting (1992; class of Professor Fyodor Kozlov) and vocals (1996; class of Professor Yekaterina Manukhova). Also studied vocals with Professor Georgy Zastavny (1998–2002). In 2002–2003 she attended the Accademia della Voce del Piemonte (Turin), where she was taught by Professor Franca Matteucci.
While a student at the conservatory she made her debut at the Opera and Ballet Theatre of the St Petersburg Conservatory as Violetta Valéry in Verdi’s opera La traviata, also appearing as Musetta in the opera La Bohème and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte.
From 2000 to 2002 she was a soloist with the St Petersburg State Musical Theatre for Children Zazerkalye, where she appeared in Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas brasileiras, as Giulietta and Antonia in Offenbach’s opera Les Contes d’Hoffmann.
In 2002 she made her Italian debut at the Teatro Regio in Turin as Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth, a role she subsequently performed on numerous occasions at opera houses throughout Europe and the USA as well as at the Salzburg Festival and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma under Riccardo Muti. Mariinsky Opera soloist since 2014.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Liza (The Queen of Spades)
Leonora (Il trovatore)
Lady Macbeth (Macbeth)
Amelia (Un ballo in maschera)
Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra)
Leonora (La forza del destino)
Elisabeth of Valois (Don Carlo)
Alice Ford (Falstaff)
Giulietta (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
Manon Lescaut (Manon Lescaut, semi-staged performance)
Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana)
Floria Tosca (Tosca)
Adriana Lecouvreur (Adriana Lecouvreur)
Norma (Norma, concert performance)
Has performed the role of Amelia in Verdi’s opera Un ballo in maschera in Ancona, Rovigo, Trento, Catania, Amsterdam, Berlin and Zurich and the role of Leonora in Verdi’s Il trovatore at theatres in Bregenz, Geneva and Trieste.
She has performed the lead role in Hindemith’s opera Sancta Susanna at the Ravenna Festival, in New York, Lisbon, Montpellier and Milan (Teatro alla Scala). Has performed the roles of Freia in Wagner’s opera Das Rheingold (Lisbon), Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and the title role in Bellini’s Norma (Trieste). Made her debut as Tosca in Bologna, later singing the same role in Palermo, Bregenz, Berlin and Munich.
Made her debut in Verdi’s opera Aida at the Bregenz Festival. In Verdi’s I due Foscari she has sung the role of Lucrezia Contarini at theatres in Palermo, Modena and Rome.
At the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma she has performed as Lida in Verdi’s opera La battaglia di Legnano and Odabella in Attila under the baton of Riccardo Muti. In the summer of 2012 she made her debut in the opera Andrea Chénier in Bregenz. On numerous occasions she has performed solo roles in spiritual works at the Grand Hall of the St Petersburg Philharmonia, the St Petersburg State Capella, Smolny Cathedral, the State Hermitage and other venues throughout St Petersburg.
In 2004 she took part in a concert performance of the opera Norma at the Ravenna Festival and in Bosra (Syria) under Riccardo Muti. This performance was broadcast on Italian TV.
Has performed the soprano role in Shostakovich’s Fourteenth Symphony in Lisbon and Bregenz. Has performed Verdi’s Requiem in London, Tenerife, Toulouse, San Sebastián, Paris, Brescia, Bologna, Montpellier, Kazan and Moscow.
Under the baton of Riccardo Muti in 2013 she appeared at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in lead roles in Verdi’s operas I due Foscari (Lucrezia Contarini), Nabucco (Abigaille) and Ernani (Elvira) and in Chicago with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Macbeth (Lady Macbeth) and the soprano role in a performance of the Requiem marking two centuries since Verdi’s birth.
Has appeared in performances of the opera Macbeth at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Mariinsky Theatre under Valery Gergiev and at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino festival under James Conlon.
At the Mstislav Rostropovich International Festival in Moscow and in Bologna she has performed the soprano role in Verdi’s Requiem.