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Ekaterina Sannikova

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Ekaterina Sannikova

Singer/Soprano

Educated both as a drama actress and an opera singer, soprano Ekaterina Sannikova is making her stage debuts both in Russia and in Europe.
A graduate of the Tver Music College (BA in Acting) and Saint Petersburg Conservatory (MM in Vocal Performance) she sang on Saint Petersburg’s most prestigious stages, such as Saint Petersburg State Philharmonia, Saint Petersburg Capella, Music Hall Theater, “Zazerkalye” Theater and Conservatory’s Studio Theater. In the summer of 2017 Ekaterina made her Mariinsky debuts as a soloist at a Gala Concert, conducted by Maestro Valery Gergiev, as Saburova in Mariinsky’s new production of N. Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Tsar’s Bride” as well as Fiordiligi in W. A. Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte” at the III International Far East Festival “Mariinsky” in Vladivostok.
Ekaterina’s European appearances include her on-going collaboration with the Operosa Montenegro Opera Festival in Herceg Novi, where she performed the title role in P. Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta” and Micaela in G. Bizet “Carmen”; and a special guest appearances at closing of Montecantini Opera Festival 2017 and the L’Opera Nice Cote d’Azur 2017-2018 season opening.
Ekaterina is the First Prize Winner at the festival-competitions “Three Centuries of Russian Romances” (2016 Saint Petersburg, Russia), “Romanciada” (2016 Moscow, Russia), “Star Rhapsody” (2016 Saint Petersburg, Russia) and a Second Prize Winner at the festival “Una vacanza al mare” (2015 Saint Petersburg, Russia). Her repertoire includes the roles of Marguerite (“Faust” by Ch. Gounod), Kupava (“Snowmaiden” by N. Rimsky-Korsakov), Nedda (“I Pagliacci” by R. Leoncavallo), Tatyana (“Evgeny Onegin” by P. Tchaikovsky), Volkhova (“Sadko” by N. Rimsky-Korsakov) and Mimi (“La Boheme” by G. Puccini). She has worked with such conductors as Fabio Mastrangelo, Christian Knapp, Eraldo Salmieri and Gurgen Petrosyan.
Since 2017 Ekaterina has been a fellow at the Atkins Young Artists Program in Mariinsky. She is continuing her professional training with Mariinsky coaches and tutors as well as with invited pianists and directors from San Fransisco Opera and Met Opera in New York, USA and Opera House Covent Garden and Royal College of Music in London, UK.