Mlada Khudoley

"For the soprano, the breakneck game of Nabucco's alleged daughter poses no problem. She brings with her the necessary clout and throat skill. She also convinces with soft tones, namely, when the dying Abigaille asks for forgiveness of her sins. That sounds so sustainable that you have to forgive her!"

Mlada Khudoley is especially known for her work with Valery Gergiev. Born and raised in Moscow, she now lives permanently in the US. She is singing the important title roles of the German and Italian repertoire, such as Norma, Turandot, Manon Lescaut, Aida, Ariadne and Salome. Her repertoire also ranges from Lady Macbeth (‘Macbeth’), Abigaille (‘Nabucco’) and Leonora (‘Il Trovatore’) over Lisa (‘Pique-Dame’) and Cassandre (‘Les Troyens’) to Sieglinde, Gutrune, Senta and Elisabeth.

The celebrated soprano appeared with the Mariinsky Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera of New York, at Edinburgh Festival, at Dutch National Opera and at Teatro Regio di Torino and guested at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Oper Stuttgart, at Polish National Opera, at Royal Danish Opera and with Tampere Philharmonic in Finland. She performed Sieglinde with Bryn Terfel under the baton of Valery Gergiev at the Wales Millennium Center, and made her debut as Kaiserin (Die Frau ohne Schatten) with the same conductor at the Mariinsky Theatre. For her interpretation of Turandot at Bregenz Festival in 2015 she received excellent reviews and returned there for the revival of this role in 2016. In the same year, she sang Norma at Florida Grand Opera. Further engagements in 2016-17 led her as Abigaille to Oper Leipzig, as Turandot to Oper Köln and as Salome back to Mariinsky Theatre. 2018/19 started with a fabulous Turandot at the Hong Kong Opera, followed by her acclaimed debut as Brünnhilde in the ‘Götterdämmerung’ under the baton of M° Gergiev in November 2018 at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. There she will also appear in the title role Aida, as Katerina Ismailova in ‘Lady Macbeth von Mzensk’ and as Kaiserin in ‘Die Frau ohne Schatten’. Further, she is singing Abigaille and Turandot at the Oper Leipzig. 

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