As Senta, Yekaterina Shimanovich created an image of an ardent and passionate woman, presenting herself brilliantly in the central duet in Act II together with Yevgeny Nikitin.
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• Prize-winner at the National L.P. Alexandrovskaya Competition of Young Singers (1998)
• Diploma-recipient at the International Glinka Vocalists' Competition (prize for best performance of an aria by Sergei Prokofiev, 2004)
Yekaterina Shimanovich was born in Minsk. In 1998, she entered the Byelorussian Academy of Music in 1998. She subsequently trained at the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of Grayr Khanedanian), graduating in 2004. Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers from 2003. Joined the Mariinsky Opera Company in 2008.
At the Mariinsky Theatre she has performed the following roles:
Gorislava (Ruslan and Lyudmila)
Yaroslavna (Prince Igor)
Lisa (The Queen of Spades)
Fata Morgana (The Love for Three Oranges)
Grushenka (The Brothers Karamazov)
Elisabeth de Valois (Don Carlo)
Amelia (Un ballo in Maschera)
Floria Tosca (Tosca)
First Lady (Die Zauberflöte)
Senta (Der Fliegende Holländer)
Sieglinde, Gerhilde (Die Walküre)
Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw)
Her repertoire also includes the roles of Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Iolanta (Iolanta) and Abigaille (Nabucco).
In 2004, Yekaterina Shimanovich performed at the Aix-en-Provence Music Festival as Fata Morgana in The Love for Three Oranges. In 2005, she performed this role in Luxemburg, and in 2006 she reprise the role in Madrid. The same year, she toured with the Mariinsky Opera Company to Germany, China and Japan. In 2008, she performed the soprano part in Shostakovich's Fourteenth Symphony (in Beijing). In 2009, she took part in the International Festival of Savonlinna, performing the role of Helen of Troy (Mefistofele).