Daria RositskayaGuest of the Opera
Russian mezzo-soprano Daria Rositskaya made her National Theatre Opera debut on 3 October 2019 in the role of Charlotte (Rodion Shchedrin: Lolita, State opera production). She graduated from the Mariinsky Theatre Academy for Young Singers in St Petersburg in 2005, and completed her subsequent studies at the St Petersburg State Academy of Performing Arts in 2008. In the following years she attended master classes of Stephan Rugamer, Ian Partridge and Franco Pagliazi. Since 2006 she has been a member of the St Petersburg State Music Theatre Zazerkalye, where she has so far appeared in the roles of Bizet’s Carmen and Mercedes, Rossini’s Isabella (L’Italiana in Algeri), Doralice (La gazzetta) and Angelina (La Cenerentola), as well as creating the roles of Lel (Rimsky-Korsakoff: The Snow Maiden), Nicklauss (Offenbach: Les contes d’Hoffmann), Dorabella (Mozart: Così fan tutte), Dido (Purcell: Dido and Aeneas), and Cherubino (Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro). She guest appeared in Germany, at the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg festival in Germany as Carmen, and at the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Bonn as Lucilla (Rossini: La scala di seta). She created the role of Charlotte in Lolita at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg (2020). She has won awards from several international competitions. At the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary in 2018, she received first prize in the Song category, second prize in the Opera category, and National Theatre Opera Prize. Apart from her career in opera, she is an equally dedicated song and oratorio interpreter. Her favourite pastimes include acrobatic dance, fencing and horse riding.