Margarita Nekrasova

Mezzo-soprano
Margarita Nekrasova

Margarita Nekrasova graduated from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (Associate Prof. Shumilova's class). The singer has a voice of exceptional compass, and her repertoire includes compositions by Handel, Gluck, Bach, Verdi, Donizetti, Wagner, Strauss as well as pieces by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Mussorgsky. Since 1994, she has been a soloist of the Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow.

The singer took part in two CD recordings with the theatre – “The Novaya Opera in Carnegie Hall” and “Romances by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov”.

Margarita Nekrasova often performs at prestigious opera houses and concert halls in Europe, including Teatro Comunale in Florence, La Scala in Milan, Staatsoper Berlin, Komische Oper in Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Opéra National de Lyon, Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona, Teatro Real in Madrid, Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, Opernhaus Zürich and others.

She has participated in well-known musical festivals in Russia and in Europe. She regularly takes part in well-known opera festivals such as the BBC Proms summer season in London, Salzburg Festival (Austria),Edinburgh Art Festival (Scotland),Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (France).

She has worked with many prominent directors including Yuri Lyubimov, Barrie Kosky, Dmitry Chernyakov, Eimuntas Nekrošius, Achim Freyer, Liliana Cavani, Yuri Grymov, Yuri Aleksandrov, Guy Cassier, Hans Neuenfels, and Peter Stein. The singer has performed with the world’s best conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Kirill Petrenko, Vladimir Jurowsky, Evgeny Kolobov, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Kazushi Ono, Kent Nagano, Mariss Jansons, Mickhael Guttler, Semen Bychkov to name but a few.

Awards and Honours

  • Honoured Artist of Russia
  • Prize-winner at the Francisco Vinias International Competition in Barcelona (3rd Prize and Special Prize for best performance of works by Russian composers, Spain, 1994)

Roles performed at the Novaya Opera

Konchakovna in Borodin's Prince Igor
Lel, Spring in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden
Lyubasha in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride
Ratmir in Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila
Azucena in Verdi's Il trovatore
Brangäne in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde
Elizabeth in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda
Fenena in Verdi's Nabucco
Angel in Rubinstein's The Demon
Innkeeper in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov
Nanny in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
Flora in Verdi's La Traviata
Polina in Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades
Herodias in Strauss' Salome
Marthe Schwertlein in Gounod's Faust

Amneris in Verdi's Aida (in concert)
Vanya in Glinka's A Life for the Tsar (in concert)
Princess in Dargomyzhsky's The Mermaid (in concert)
Lyubov in Tchaikovsky's Mazepa (in concert)
Sorceress in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (in concert)
Madelon in Giordano’s Andrea Chénier (in concert)

Mezzo-soprano parts:
Verdi's Requiem , in Mozart's Requiem
Pergolesi's Stabat Mater
Viva Verdi! 
(gala concert)
Richard Wagner
 (concert)
Ten Sopranos (gala concert)
Tribute to Evgeny Kolobov (concert)
Romances by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Sergey Rachmaninov
 (concert)
Bravissimo! (opera mix)
Rossini  (musical divertissement)
O Mozart! Mozart… (Requiem)

Discography

Rossini (CD) — Mezzo-soprano (5)
The Novaya Opera in Carnegie Hall — Mezzo-soprano
Romances by Sergey Rachmaninov and Pyotr Tchaikovsky (CD) — Mezzo-soprano (10, 12, 20, 26, 28)
Andrey Petrov (CD) — Mezzo-soprano (3, 5)
Classics through Centuries (CD) — Mezzo-soprano (2, 3, 5, 6, 7)
Tribute to Evgeny Kolobov (CD) — Mezzo-soprano

Gounod's FaustWagner's Tristan und IsoldeWagner's Tristan und IsoldeStrauss' Salome. Herodias – Margarita Nekrasova, The page of Herodias – Valeria Pfister. September 14, 2015. Photo – Daniil KochetkovStrauss' SalomeStrauss' Salome. Herod – Andrey Popov, Herodias – Margarita Nekrasova, Salome – Natalia Kreslina. September 14, 2015. Photo – Daniil KochetkovMargarita Nekrasova (mezzo-soprano),recital. Piano: Ekaterina Maklyarskaya. May 14, 2015. Photo by Daniil KochetkovTchaikovsky's Mazepa (in concert). Margarita Nekrasova as Lyubov, Elizaveta Soina as Maria. January 14, 2015. Photo by Daniil KochetkovStrauss' Salome. Margarita Nekrasova as Herodias, Mikhail Gubsky as Herod. November 11, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovEkaterina Maklyarskaya and Margarita Nekrasova. October 28, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovMargarita Nekrasova. Recital. Piano Ekaterina Maklyarskaya October 28, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovMargarita Nekrasova. Recital. Piano Ekaterina Maklyarskaya October 28, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovMargarita Nekrasova. Recital. October 28, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovMargarita Nekrasova. Recital. Piano Ekaterina Maklyarskaya October 28, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovFlute Jumble. December 7, 2013. Mezzo-soprano – Margarita Nekrasova. Photo by Daniil KochetkovStrauss' Salome. Margarita Nekrasova as Herodias, Peter Svensson as Herod. January 23, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovMargarita Nekrasova as Konchakovna, Alexander Bogdanov as Vladimir Igorevich. Ivanovo. Photo by Vasilisa FenikRossini (musical divertissement). Margarita Nekrasova. Photo by Daniil KochetkovTen Sopranos (gala concert ). Margarita Nekrasova, Irina Romishevskaya, Elena Mitrakova, Tatyana Pechnikova, Galina BadikovskayaBravissimo! (opera mix). Olga Terentieva, Ekaterina Kichigina, Tatiana Tabachuk, Margarita Nekrasova. December 27, 2012. Photo by Daniil KochetkovVerdi's La Traviata. Margarita Nekrasova as Flora. Photo by Alexander Sternin

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