Ekaterina Semenchuk is one of the most sought-after mezzo-sopranos, known for her exceptional range and unparalleled technique. Born in Minsk, she made her stage debut at the Mariinsky Theatre while still studying at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St Petersburg, and her career has since seen her perform at all the major houses across the world.
Recognised as one of the world’s most pre-eminent Verdi mezzos, Ekaterina’s signature operatic roles include Azucena Il Trovatore, Eboli Don Carlo, Amneris Aida, and Lady Macbeth Macbeth. Beyond Verdi, she is known for her portrayals of Princess de Bouillon Adriana Lecouvreur, Didon Les Troyens, Santuzza Cavalleria Rusticana, Marina Boris Godunov, Laura La Gioconda, Lyubov Mazeppa, Marfa Khovanshchina, Dalila Samson et Dalila, Giovanna Seymour Anna Bolena, Preziosilla La forza del destino, and the title role in Carmen.
Recent seasons have seen Ekaterina perform at The Metropolitan Opera, Opéra de Paris, Teatro Real Madrid, Bolshoi Theatre, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Salzburg Festival, New National Theatre Tokyo, San Francisco Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli, Bayerische Staatsoper, Arena di Verona, Baden-Baden Festival, Berliner Philharmonie, and Teatro alla Scala Madrid, among others. In addition to her international career, she retains a strong relationship with the Mariinsky Theatre and Maestro Gergiev.
This season, Ekaterina returns to the Wiener Staatsoper for Anna Bolena, to La Scala for Macbeth, Dresden Semperoper for Carmen, and to the Bayerische Staatsoper in Macbeth and Les Troyens. In recital with pianist Semion Skigin, Ekaterina debuts at Salle Gaveau, Paris, and returns to La Scala, Bozar, and Boulez Saal. Ekaterina makes her long-awaited return to the Wigmore Hall in December 2021.