Biography

Russian mezzo-soprano, Marina Prudenskaya, studied singing at the conservatory in her native St. Petersburg. Following her studies she was engaged by the Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow. In the year 2000 she changed to Staatstheater Nuremberg, where she went on to acquire numerous roles of her repertoire. In addition to several other awards, Prudenskaya won the German ARD music competition in 2003.
 
From 2005 until 2007 she was a member of the ensemble at Deutsche Oper Berlin - guest engagements at the festivals in Aix-en-Provence and Bayreuth as well as at numerous European opera houses followed. From 2007-2013 she was an ensemble member at the Opera Stuttgart where she remains a regular guest until this day. In the season 2009/10 she sang the Verdi Requiem with the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Salzburg Easter Festival under Mariss Jansons and could be heard in the Rheingold co-production by the Milan Scala and Staatsoper Berlin under Daniel Barenboim. Further, she was a guest in Palermo and Hamburg as Amneris/Aida, in Santiago de Compostela as Alcina/Orlando furioso, and at the Bayerische Staatsoper as Octavian.
 
Since 2013, Marina Prudenskaya is a member of the ensemble at Staatsoper Berlin, where her roles include Composer/Ariadne auf Naxos, Venus/Tannhäuser, and Eboli/Don Carlo. In addition, she was a guest in Valencia with Verdi’s Aida, in Stuttgart with Mussorgky’s Khovanshchina, she made her debut as Azucena in Verdi’s Il trovatore at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and returned to the Bayreuth Festival as Waltraute/Götterdämmerung.
 
On the concert stage, Marina Prudenskaya could recently be heard in Beethoven’s Missa solemnis under the baton of Sebastian Weigle, Beethoven’s Symphony no 9 in Montpellier under Christian Arming, as well as in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin under Marek Janowski.
 
In the season 2017/18, Prudenskaya will, among other things, be making her USA debut at the Washington National Opera as Amneria/Aida; a role which she will also perform at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile. In addition to the two new productions, Hansel and Gretel with Sebastian Weigle and Salome with Zubin Mehta, as well as Ariadne auf Naxos/Composer with Eun Sun Kim at Staatsoper unter den Linden Berlin, Prudenskaya will be returning to the Bayreuth Festival as Fricka in Die Walküre. Further, she can be heard at concerts in Paris, Madrid, and Weimar.

Artist Website

www.prudenskaya.de 

Management

Worldwide (except North America and Canada)

Artist Manager
 
 
 
 
Boris Orlob
Managing Director
boris@orlob.net 
Mobil: +49-172-8 51 55 14

Repertoire

Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. B minor mass
  Christmas Oratorio
  Magnificat
  Mass in A major
  Mass in F major
  St. John Passion
  St. Matthew Passion
Beethoven Symphony no. 9
  Mass C major
  Missa solemnis
Berlioz Les nuits d’été
  Romeo et Juliette (Symph dramatique)
Brahms Rhapsodie Op. 53 (für eine Altstimme und Männerchor)
Dvorak Requiem
  Stabat Mater
de Falla El amor brujo
  Siete Canciones populares Espanolas
Granados Tonadillas
Händel Dettingen Te Deum
  Dixit Dominus
  Samson
Hartmann Symphony no. 1 “Versuch eines Requiems”
Honneger Le Roi David
Ligeti Fünf Arany Lieder(Janos Arany)
  Requiem
Mahler Kindertotenlieder
  Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Maxwell Davies, P. Canticum Canticorum
Mendelssohn Elias
Mozart Coronation Mass C major
  Mass C minor
  Mass G major
  Missa brevis
  Requiem
Mussorgsky Songs and Dances of Death
Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Prokofiev Alexander Nevski
von Reznicek Vier Bet-und Bussgesänge
Schmidt Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln
Schnittke Seid nüchtern und wachet
Schumann Frauenliebe und -leben
Shostakovich From Jewish Folk Poetry, Op. 79
  Six Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, Op. 143
  Spanish Songs
Tschaikowski Moskva
Verdi Requiem
Vivaldi Gloria
Wagner Französische Lieder
  Wesendonck-Lieder
 

Repertoire Opera

Bellini Norma Adalgisa
Bizet Carmen Carmen
Boesmans Wintermärchen Paulina
Britten Peter Grimes Auntie
Dargomyschski Russalka Die Fürstin
Giordano Andrea Chénier Bersi
Glinka Ruslan & Ludmila Ratmir
Gluck Iphigénie en Aulide Clitemnestre
  Orfeo ed Euridice Orfeo
Händel Ariodante Ariodante
  Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno Disinganno
Humperdink Hansel and Gretel Hansel
    Witch
Lortzing Der Wildschütz Die Gräfin
Meyerbeer Margherita d’Anjou Isaura
Mozart Così fan tutte Dorabella
  Die Zauberflöte 3. Dame
  Le nozze di Figaro Cherubino
    Marcellina
  Lucio Silla Cecilio
Mussorgsky Boris Godunov Marina
Nicolai Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor Frau Reich
Offenbach Les contes d'Hoffmann La Muse / Nicklausse
Poulenc Dialogues des Carmélites Mère Marie
Puccini Gianni Schicchi Zita
  Madama Butterfly Suzuki
  Suor Angelica La zia principessa
Purcell Dido and Aenaes Dido
    First Witch
Rimsky-Korsakov The Snow Maiden Lel
  The Tsar's Bride Lyubasha
Rossini Il barbiere di Siviglia Rosina
  L’equivoco stravagante Ernestina
  Semiramide Arsace
Shostakovich Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District Sonetka
Strauss, J. Die Fledermaus Prinz Orlofsky
Strauss, R. Der Rosenkavalier Octavian
Stravinsky Le Rossignol Die Köchin
Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin Olga
  The Queen of Spades Polina
Verdi Aida Amneris
  Il trovatore Azucena
  La forza del destino Preziosilla
  La traviata Flora
  Nabucco Fenena
  Rigoletto Maddalena
  Un ballo in maschera Ulrica
Vivaldi Orlando Furioso Alcina
    Bradamante
Wagner Das Rheingold Erda
    Flosshilde
    Fricka
  Der fliegende Holländer Mary
  Die Walküre Fricka
    Grimgerde
    Schwertleite
    Siegrune
  Götterdämmerung 1. Norn
    2. Norn
    Flosshilde
    Waltraute
  Siegfried Erda
  Tannhäuser Venus
  Tristan und Isolde Brangäne

News

Role debut at Staatsoper Berlin
Following the re-opening of Staatsoper Unter den Linden with Schumann’s “Faust scenes” in October, the next premiere at the newly renovated house awaits. On December 08th, Marina Prudenskaya will be celebrating her role debut as Mother in the new production of Hansel and Gretel by Achim Freyer under the musical direction of Sebastian Weigle. Further performances: December 11th/12th/23rd/25th and 29th. 

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Press

 

Hänsel und Gretel / Staatsoper Unter den Linden / 09.12.17 / myscena.org 


"made a vivid impression" 

Hänsel und Gretel / Staatsoper Unter den Linden / 09.12.17 / tagesspiegel.de


"singt und spielt die Mutter mit vollem Einsatz" 

Hänsel und Gretel / Staatsoper Unter den Linden / 08.12.17 / deutschlandfunkkultur.de


"überzeugten gesanglich voll und ganz" 

Hänsel und Gretel / Staatsoper Unter den Linden / 08.12.17 / der-neue-merker.eu


"Ein Wuchtweib mit Elektra-Stimme" 

Aida / Washington National Opera / 12.09.17 / voix-des-arts.com


"Prudenskaya's heated performance ignited both music and text" 

Don Carlo / Opernhaus Zürich / 29.11.16 / nzz.ch


"Sie macht die Zerrissenheit der Figur auch sängerisch glaubhaft" 

Götterdämmerung / Bayreuther Festspiele / 01.08.16 / bachtrack.com


"einer der Höhepunkte des Abends" 

Die Zarenbraut / Staatsoper Berlin / 04.04.16 / konzertkritikopernkritikberlin.wordpress.com


 "scharf auflodernd in der schallkräftigen Höhe " 

Die Zarenbraut / Staatsoper Berlin / 04.04.16 / bachtrack.com 
 

"eine hochdramatische Passion" 

Ariadne auf Naxos / Schillertheater Berlin / 18.06.15 / zeit.de 
 

"mit üppig strömender, in den Höhen leidenschaftlich aufflammender Mezzosopran-Fülle" 

Wozzeck / Staatsoper Berlin / 06.03.15 / gbopera.it 
 

"breathtaking beauty" 

Tannhäuser / Staatsoper Berlin / 20.04.14 / theguardian.com 
 

"properly voluptuous and musically secure" 

Il trovatore / Staatsoper Berlin / 15.12.13 / express.co.uk


 "extraordinary" 

Il trovatore / Staatsoper Berlin / 02.12.13 / faz.net


 "Überragend, diese Sängerin!" 
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