Mlada Khudoley

"Just like in the previous year, Mlada Khudoley masters the demanding dramatic role of Turandot with it's vocal and melodic range as well as the shining high notes effortlessly." (Kurier)

Known for her work with Valery Gergiev, Mlada Khudoley was born and raised in Moscow and now lives permanently in the US. Her roles include amongst others the title role in Bellini's Norma, the title roles in Turandot and in Manon Lescaut, as well as in Salome, in Verdi's Aida and as Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos) Her repertoire ranges from Leonora (Il Trovatore), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Abigaille (Nabucco) and Cassandra (Les Troyens) to Sieglinde (Die Walküre), Gutrune (Götterdammerung), Senta (Der Fliegende Holländer) and Elisabeth (Tannhäuser).

The celebrated soprano has 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 among others. She appeared as Lisa (Pique-Dame) at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Abigaille at 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.

At the beginning of 2016, she sang Norma, which she already performed in Europe in recent seasons, at Florida Grand Opera. For her performance as Turandot at the Bregenz Festival in summer 2015 she received excellent reviews and so, she has returned this year to revive the role. 

Future engagements will lead her as Abigaille to the Oper Leipzig, as Turandot to the Oper Köln and as Salome back to Mariinsky Theatre.

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