Ekaterina Semenchuk made her LAO debut as Olga in Eugene Onegin, in 2011 and returned as Lady Macbeth in 2016.
Ekaterina Semenchuk is one of the most sought-after mezzo-sopranos, known for her exceptional range and unparalleled technique. Born in Minsk, she made her stage debut at the Mariinsky Theatre while still studying at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St Petersburg, and her career has since seen her perform at all the major houses across the world.
Recognized as one of the world’s most preeminent Verdi mezzos, Ekaterina’s signature operatic roles include Azucena in Il Trovatore, Eboli in Don Carlo, Amneris in Aida, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, and Princess de Bouillon in Adriana Lecouvreur. Beyond Verdi, she is known for her portrayals of Didon in Les Troyens, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, Marina in Boris Godunov, Laura in La Gioconda, Lyubov in Mazeppa, Marfa in Khovanshchina, Dalila in Samson et Dalila, Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena, Preziosilla in La forza del destino, and the title role in Carmen.
Recent seasons have seen Ekaterina perform at the Metropolitan Opera, Opéra de Paris, Teatro Real Madrid, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Salzburg Festival, New National Theatre Tokyo, San Francisco Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Baden-Baden Festivals, and Teatro alla Scala Madrid, among others. In addition to her international career, she retains a strong relationship with the Mariinsky Theatre and Maestro Valery Gergiev.
In the 2019/20 season, Ekaterina will make her Bolshoi Theatre house debut, singing Lyubava for the first time in Rimsky-Korsakov’s rarely performed Sadko. She will also return to Princess Eboli for a new production at Teatro Real Madrid; a role she will then reprise for her house debuts at both the Salzburg Easter Festival and Dresden Semperoper in 2020.