Marina Prudenskaya © Marina Prudenskaya / Tatjana Dachser

Marina Prudenskaya

Marina Prudenskaya studied at the St Petersburg Conservatory, received her first engagement at the Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow, and subsequently moved to the Staatstheater Nürnberg.
first engagement at the Stanislavski Theatre in Moscow, and then moved to the Nuremberg State Theatre, where she
where she developed many roles in her repertoire. In addition to numerous awards, she won, among others
the ARD Music Competition in 2003.
After working at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (05-07) and the Stuttgart State Opera (07-13), she has been an ensemble member at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden since 2013.
ensemble member at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin since 2013. There she has already taken on roles Herodias/Salome, Venus/Tannhäuser, Komponist/Ariadne auf Naxos, Gertrud/Hänsel und Gretel, Eboli/Don Carlos, Azucena/Il Trovatore, Lady Macbeth/Macbeth, Néris/Medea as well as Euphrates in
Widmann's Babylon.
Marina Prudenskaya has given guest performances at renowned houses and festivals worldwide, including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden (Azucena/Il trovatore), Teatro Real de Madrid, Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Zurich Opera House (Gertrud u. Hexe/Hänsel und Gretel), Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile, Hessische Staatstheater Wiesbaden (Preziosilla/La forza del destino), the Bayerische State Opera Munich (Octavian/Der Rosenkavalier), Hamburg State Opera (Amneris/Aida),
Nationaltheater Mannheim (Eboli/Don Carlos), Opera Vlaanderen Antwerpen (Lady Macbeth/Macbeth) and Washington National Opera as well as the Bayreuth Festival (Fricka/Walküre,
Waltraute/Götterdämmerung) and the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence.
There she worked with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Philippe Jordan, Christian Thielemann,
Mariss Jansons, Hartmut Haenchen, Marek Janowski, Simone Young, Fabio Luisi, Daniel Harding, Sebastian Weigle, Plácido Domingo, Paolo Carignani and Markus Poschner.
Marina Prudenskaya is also much in demand as a concert singer. Highlights include Verdi's Requiem with the Berlin Philharmonic at the Salzburg Easter Festival under Mariss Jansons, Janacek's Glagolitic Mass with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and Philippe Jordan at the Wiener Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde with Vladimir Jurowski at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Berlioz's Les nuits d'été in the Dresden Philharmonie and Verdi's Messa da Requiem with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, both with Marek Janowski on the podium. Further concerts led her at the Philharmonie Berlin, Philharmonie am Gasteig Munich, Kölner Philharmonie, the Musikverein Vienna, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.Her projects for the 19/20 season included Herodias/Salome, Néris/Medea and Marfa* in Claus Guth's new production of Chad. at the State Opera Unter den Linden Berlin, Kundry/Parsifal * with Hartmut Haenchen at the Vienna State Opera, Amneris in the new production of Aida at the Grand-Théâtre de Genève, Erda/Das Rheingold * at the Oper Leipzig and Azucena in Dmitri Tcherniakov's new production of Il Trovatore at the Cologne Opera.
Also concerts with the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest and Hartmut Haenchen and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in Nuremberg.
The 20/21 season began for Marina as Composer/Ariadne auf Naxos at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden before she will also sing Verdi's Lady Macbeth there for the first time.
At the Vienna State Opera she debuts as Herodias/Salome and at the Leipzig Opera she is the Azucena in a new production of Verdi's Il Trovatore. She sings Kundry in Parsifal for the first time under the baton of Daniel Barenboim at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden before she sings the same part in in Romeo Castellucci's production at the Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels.
Concerts take her to Paris for Mahler's Eighth with Daniel Harding and to Dresden for Beethoven's Ninth with Marek Janowski.