jeudi 16 Jan. 2020 - 9h00 - 17h00
Born in Saint-Petersburg, Marina Prudenskaya studied first child psychology and children’s education at the State Pedagogical University of Saint Petersburg. Very soon she knew that only music really touched her and decided in parallel to study singing with Professor Evgenia Gorochovskaja at the National Conservatory St. Petersburg. Later, she took private lessons with Brigitte Eisenfeld in Berlin, that she continues to take till today.
Numerous prizes accompany her career. So she was, inter alia, Prizewinner at the International Antonín Dvořák Competition (Karlsbad), she was awarded in 2000 for her portrayal of Carmen by Bizet with the 1st prize at the festival « Moscow Debuts Opera » and in 2003 she won the first prize at the 52nd ARD Music Competition.
Marina has over 20 years of professional experience and a very solid vocal and repertoire skills as well as international experience working with internationally renowned conductors. She performed in houses such as the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Mariinsky Theater, Saint-Petersburg, the Stanislawski and Dantschenko Music Theater, Moscow, the National Washington Opera, the Opera House, Beijing, the Hamburg State Opera, the De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, the Teatro Real, Madrid, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Bayreuth Festival, the Festvial in Aix en Provence, the Théatre des Champs Elysées, Paris, the Bavarian State Opera Munich, the Deutsche Oper Berlin , the Theater an der Wien, Covent Garden, London, the Zurich Opera House, the Opera Monte Carlo, the Opera Santiago de Chile, the Opera House in Astana, Kazakhstan, just to name a few.
Marina’s pedagogical work, based on her previous work with the Blagovest Choir in St. Petersburg, is very focused on the interpretation of opera, operetta, lied and oratorio. The singing and breathing technique, that she masters, helps to give her roles the necessary lightness. Also the range of her repertoire including Mozart (Cecilio, Dorabella), Handel (Ariodante, Il Disinganno) and Gluck (Orpheus, Clytemnestra), about Bellini (Romeo, Adalgisa), Rossini (Rosina, Arsace), Verdi (Amneris, Azucena , Eboli, Lady Macbeth), Strauss (Octavian, composer), Mussorkski (Marfa in Chowanschina) and Wagner (Venus, Brangäne, Waltraute, Fricka) all the way to Alban Berg’s Wozzek (Marie) and Jörg Widmann’s « Babylon » (Euphrates) is of crucial importance for the pedagogical work, because the real experience conveys in the more authentic way than the pure theory.
Marina Prudenskaya sang under conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Mariss Jansons, Hartmut Haenchen, Christian Thielemann, Donald Runnicles, James Conlon, Paolo Carignani, Fabio Luisi , Michael, the brothers Vladimir and Dmitri Jurowski, Marek Janowski, Philippe Auguin, Sebastian Weigle, Jaap van Zweden, Lothar Zagrosek, Andrea Marcon, Alberto Zedda, Manfred Honeck, Renato Palumbo, Stefan Soltesz, Daniel Harding and Christoph Poppen, Ingo Metzmacher, Massimo Zanetti and many others.
She has worked with directors such as, inter alia, Andrea Breth, Robert Carsen, Michael Thalheimer, Philipp Stölzl, Sasha Waltz, Martin Kušej, Calixto Bieito, Carlus Padrissa (La Fura dels Baus), Stefan Herheim, John Dew, Guy Cassiers, David Poutney, Jossi Wieler / Sergio Morabito, Pierre Audi, Hans Neuenfels, Francesca Zambello and Katharina Wagner.
In the season 2019/2020 she will perform inter alia Amneris at the Theatre of Geneva , Azucena at Theatre Cologne, Kundri in Parsifal at the State Opera Wien and Marfa in Khovanshchina at the Berliner State Opera.