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Lolitta Semenina


Born in Moscow. In 1987, she completed her studies at the Gnessin Music College and, in 1994, she graduated from the Russian Gnessin Academy of Music. From

1987-2000, she was a soloist with the Vladimir Minin Chamber Choir.
In 2000, she joined the Bolshoi Opera Company.


Her repertoire at the Bolshoi includes the following roles:
Tatiana (Eugene Onegin)
Title role (Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta)
Marfa (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride)
Musetta, Mimi (La Boheme)
Liu (Turandot)
Maria (Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa)
Alice Ford (Falstaff)
Madama Butterfly (Madama Butterfly)
Micaela (Carmen)

Her repertoire also includes:
Tamara (Rubinstein’s The Demon)
Desdemona (Otello)


She tours in Russia and abroad. In 1998, she sang the part of Young Woman (Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre re) at the Bregenz Festival (conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev). In 2000, she took part in concert programs at the Teatro Colon performing the soprano parts in Mozart’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Beethoven’s Mass in C major (conductor Saulius Sondeckis). In 2001, at the Klangbogen Festival in Vienna, she took part in a production of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta (conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev). In the same year, she sang Afina in a concert performance of Taneyev’s Oresteia (Big Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, conductor Mikhail Pletnev). In 2003, she took part in a performance of Taneyev’s cantata At the Reading of a Psalm in Lisbon (conductor Mikhail Pletnev).


Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre re — Young Woman, conductor V. Fedoseyev, Koch Schwann, 1999.
Taneyev’s At the Reading of a Psalm, conductor M. Pletnev, Pentatone, 2004.

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