BiographyAfter graduating from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire (1997) Nadezhda Serdyuk became the soloist of the Novaya Opera Theatre in Moscow.
In 1998 she entered the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers. Since 2007 she has been a soloist with the Mariinsky Opera Company.
Repertoireat the Mariinsky Theatre:
Olga (Eugene Onegin)
Polina, Milovzor (The Queen of Spades)
Spring Beauty (The Snow Maiden)
Marina Mnishek (Boris Godunov)
Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride)
Boyarynya Morozova (The Oprichnik)
Mademoiselle Blanche (The Gambler)
Clarice (The Love for Three Oranges)
Clara (Betrothal in a Monastery)
Hélène Bezukhova (War and Peace)
Varya (The Story of a Real Man in concert)
Jocasta (Oedipus Rex)
Rita Osyanina (The Dawns Here Are Quiet in concert)
Varvara Vasilyevna (Not Love Alone)
Argafena Alexandrovna (The Brothers Karamazov)
Catherine II (The Captain's Daughter in concert)
Idamante (Idomeneo, rè di Creta)
Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro)
Dorabella (Così fan tutte)
Adalgisa (Norma in concert)
Flora Bervoix (La traviata)
Azucena (Il trovatore)
Princess Eboli (Don Carlo)
Mezzo-soprano (stage version of Verdi’s Requiem)
Preziosilla (La forza del destino)
Lola (Cavalleria rusticana in concert)
Frugola (Il tabarro)
Nursing Sister, Monitress (Suor Angelica)
Giulietta (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
Waltraute (Die Walküre)
Flosshilde (Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung)
The Composer (Ariadne auf Naxos)
Octavian (Der Rosenkavalier in concert)
The Witch (Hansel und Gretel)
Ježibaba (Rusalka by Dvořák)
The singer’s concert repertoire at the Mariinsky includes the mezzo soprano roles in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem.
The singer’s repertoire also includes the roles of Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Leonora (La favorite), Albine (Thaïs), Death (Le Rossignol), Joan (The Maid of Orleans) and Mistress of the Inn (Boris Godunov) as well as the mezzo-soprano roles in Bach’s Magnificat, Saint-Saëns’ Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Stravinsky’s Les Noces and Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater.
Nadezhda Serdyuk has toured with the Mariinsky Opera Company to New York (Metropolitan Opera), London (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden), Paris (Théâtre du Châtelet), Milan (La Scala), Washington (Kennedy Center), Tokyo, Madrid, Amsterdam and Baden-Baden; she has taken part in the Mikkeli Music Festival (Finland).
She has taken part in a production of Prokofiev’s opera The Love for Three Oranges in Aix-en-Provence (2004), Luxembourg (2005) and Madrid (2006).
In the 2008-2009 season she performed the role of Albine (Thaïs) and Polina (The Queen of Spades) at the Teatro Regio (Turin).
She has collaborated with many renowned contemporary conductors, among them Valery Gergiev, Gianandrea Noseda, Yevgeny Kolobov, Yuri Bashmet, Saulus Sondeckis, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas and Helmuth Rilling.
The singer’s discography includes recordings of the operas The Love for Three Oranges, Thaïs and Mozart’s Requiem.