Mezzo-soprano

Larissa Diadkova

© Lou Freeman

Introduction

Celebrated Russian mezzo-soprano Larissa Diadkova is a principal artist of the Mariinsky Theatre and is a favourite singer of Valery Gergiev. In addition to the Russian repertoire she’s so associated with, Ms Diadkova also concentrates on the works of Bach, Händel, Mahler, Verdi and Wagner.

Her international career has taken her to the leading opera houses around the world and has sung leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera, Salzburg Festival, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro alla Scala Milan and Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has also appeared in many of the world’s prestigious concert halls, including the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican and Wigmore Hall in London, the Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Avery Fisher Hall in New York. As well as Maestro Gergiev, conductors with whom she has collaborated include Claudio Abbado, James Levine, Antonio Pappano, Sir Charles Mackerras and Semyon Bychkov. Ms Diadkova records for BMG/RCA, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Phillips and EMI Classics.


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Performance Schedule

 
  • 19:30 10 Mar 2018 Theater Basel, BASEL More info  

    SERGEI PROKOFIEV The Gambler

    Conductor: Modestas Pitrénas
    Director: Vasily Barkhatov
    Der General: Martin Snell
    Polina: Asmik Grigorian
    Alexej Iwanowitsch: Dmitry Golovnin
    Babulenka: Larissa Diadkova
    Der Marquis: Rolf Romei
    Mr Astley: Pavel Kuban
    Fürst Nilskij: Karl-heinz Brandt
    Baron Würmerhelm/direktor Des Casinos: Andrew Murphy

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Repertoire

OPERA

BORODIN
Prince Igor Konchakovna

DVORAK
Rusalka Jezhibaba

GLINKA
Ivan Susanin Vania
Ruslan and Lyudmila Ratmir

JANACEK
Jenufa Kostelnicka
Katya Kabanova Kabanichka

MUSSORGSKY
Boris Godunov Marina
Khovanshchina Marfa

PONCHIELLI
La Gioconda La Cieca

PROKOFIEV
A Betrothal in a Monastery Duenna
The Fiery Angel Fortune Teller, Mother Superior
The Gambler Grandmother
The Love for Three Oranges Clarisse

RIMSKY- KORSAKOV
Kasshei the Immortal Kassheevna
Sadko Negata Lyubaya

STRAUSS
Daphne Gaia
Elektra Klytemnestra
Salome Herodias

TCHAIKOVSKY
Mazeppa Liubov
Pique Dame Countess
The Enchantress Countess

VERDI
Aida Amneris
Falstaff Quickly
Il Trovatore Azucena
Un ballo in maschera Ulrica

WAGNER
Das Rheingold Fricka
Die Walkure Fricka
Gotterdammerung Waltraute