The Russian Soprano Victoria Yastrebova is currently a principal of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Victoria has won many prizes in various acclaimed international competitions. These include the International Stanislav Monushko Competition in Poland and the VI International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition in St. Petersburg. Ms Yastrebova was also a diplomat of the III International Elena Obraztsova Competition in 2003.
This season she will appear in revivals of Tosca at Opera Leipzig and as Tatiana in Onegin at Aalto Theater Essen.
She has had recent successes singing new productions of Tosca at Opera Leipzig and as Tatiana in Onegin at Aalto Theater Essen under Mo. Soltesz and singing the Verdi Requiem under Gergiev at Barbican Centre London, Millenium Centre Cardiff, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and in Madrid under Adrian Leaper. She opened the “Zaubersee Music Festival” in Lucerne with a recital together with Lilya Zilberstein.
Victoria has appeared at La Scala Milan covering the role of Tosca as well as her Covent Garden debut as Oksana in Tchaikovsky's Cherevichki. She performed the leading role in Iolanta in the new production in Toulouse and Verdi’s Requiem under the baton of Valery Gergiev in the Mikkeli Festival (Finland) as well as Butterfly with Mo Soltesz. She has toured with the Mariinsky theatre in the USA and Europe and performed recitals with Larissa Gergieva in Russia and abroad. She took part in a new production of La Traviata in Vladikavkaz, Musetta in La Bohème at the Teatro Municipale Giuseppe Verdi in Salerno and was awarded with the title of 'Honorable Artist of Republic Ossetia-Alania'.
In concert she has performed Rachmaninov's The Bells with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Semyon Bychkov, Mahler 8 with Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra, both at the Barbican Hall, London
Following a recent performance in London of The Tsar's Sultan The Times wrote of her, "The best of the young bunch was Victoria Yastrebova, whose dark, rich and powerful soprano made one wonder if the phrase “the next Anna Netrebko” might finally be justly deployed.''