Svetlana Belokon

Mezzo soprano

Born in Moscow. In 1994, she completed her studies at the Music School (Professor N.K. Postavnicheva’s class) attached to Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. In 2000, she completed her studies at the Moscow Conservatoire (Irina Arkhipova’s class). During her studies at the Conservatoire she became soloist with the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre. In 2000, she joined the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company.

Repertoire

Her repertoire includes the following, among other, roles:
Smeraldina (The Love for Three Oranges)
Dunyasha, Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride)
Bobylikha, Lehl (The Snow Maiden)
Laura (Iolanta)
Mlle. Dangeville (Adriana Lecouvreur)
Polina (The Queen of Spades)
Olga (Eugene Onegin)
Fyodor (Boris Godunov)
Fenena (Nabucco)
Meg Page (Falstaff)
Second Lady (Die Zauberfloete)
Princess Maria (War and Peace)
Page (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia)

The other roles in her repertoire are:
Spring (The Snow Maiden)
Marina Mnishek (Boris Godunov)
Clara (Betrothal in a Monastery)
Carmen (Carmen)
Preziosilla (La Forza del Destino)

solo parts in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion, Mass in B minor, Christmas Oratorio, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater, Haydn’s St. Nicholas Mass, Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn’s Elijah oratorio, Tchaikovsky’s Moskva Cantata, Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil, Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky Cantata.

Tours

She has appeared at the following, among other, festivals: Irina Arkhipova presents (Chelyabinsk, 2000, 2004), the M.D. Mikhailov International Opera Festival (Cheboksari, 2000, 200l, 2003), 1st Moscow International Festival of Organ Music (2001), the Moscow Autumn International Festival of Contemporary Music (2001), the Usedom Music Festival (Germany, 2001), Tribute to Bach International Festival of Organ Music (Kaliningrad, 2002), the Seiler Music Festival at Kitzingen (Germany, 2002), the Moscow Days in Cyprus International Festival (Limassol, Nicosia, 2002), the International Festival Court Music (Brussels, 2002), the Ibermusica World Orchestras International Festival (Spain, Portugal, 2003), the N.A. Obukhova International Opera Festival (Lipetsk, 2004), Baltic Seasons (Kaliningrad, 2004), First Chamber Music Festival (Ivanovo, 2004), Stavropol Musical Autumn (2004), 60 Years of Memory Festival from the Boris Tevlin Choral Evenings (Big Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, 2005), Moscow International Music Festival dedicated to Oleg Kagan (2005).

Her appearances at the Big Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire include: Mendelssohn’s Elijah Oratorio (1999), the first Russian performance of Haydn’s St. Nicholas Mass (conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, 2000), the first Russian performance of La Marseillaise, in Berlioz’s adaptation (conductor Alexander Vedernikov, 2004), Mahler’s Symphony No.2 (conductor Justus Franz, 2007).
In 2003, during The Royal Ballet’s Bolshoi Theatre season, she sang the role of Katharina Schratt in the ballet Mayerling to music by Liszt.

(c) Text by Bolshoi Theatre


Main Stage 1 Teatralnaya ploschad (1 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia
New Stage 4/2 Teatralnaya ploschad (4/2 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia