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La Traviata 24 October

Ирина Долженко


Born in Tashkent. After completing her studies at the Tashkent State Conservatoire, she joined the Natalia Sats Children’s Music Theatre Company. She took part in Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theatre productions. She studied in Italy with Mietta Sighele and Giorgio Luchetti.
Since 1996, she has been a soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company.


Amneris (Aida)
Azucena (Il Trovatore)
Ulrica (Un Ballo in maschera)
Fenena (Nabucco)
Adalgisa (Norma)
Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro)
Olga (Eugene Onegin)
Morozova (Tchaikovsky’s The Oprichnik)
Amelfa (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel)
Blanche (Prokofiev’s The Gambler)
Marina Mnishek, Xenia’s Nurse (Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov)
Lehl, Spring (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden)
Lyubov (Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa)
Lyubasha (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s bride)
Suzuki (Madama Butterfly)
Third Lady (Die Zauberflote)
Polina, Milovzor (The Queen of Spades)
Carmen (Carmen)
Margret (Wozzeck)
Annina (Der Rosenkavalier)
Nenila (The Enchantress)
Flora Bervoix (La Traviata)
Giovanna (Rigoletto)
Countess (The Queen of Spades)
Marta (Iolanta)
Soprano (Pravednikov`s The Tale of the Priest and of his Workman Balda in the performance of The Fables of the Vixen, the Duckling and Balda)

Also included in her repertoire are the mezzo-soprano parts in: the Requiems of Mozart and Verdi, the Stabat Maters of Dvorak, Pergolesi and Vivaldi, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust, Sergei Taneyev’s At the Reading of a Psalm cantata and Symphony No. 1, Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky cantata and Tchaikovsky’s Moskva cantata, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and other works.


She has sung with the following, among other, companies: Vienna’s Kamer oper, Swedish Royal Opera (Stockholm), Deutsche oper (Berlin), the Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires; her first performance as Amneris), The New Israeli Opera (Tel Aviv; at the Company’s opening among other performances), Cagliari’s Teatro Lirico (Morozova in The Oprichnik), Opera Bordeaux (Saburova in The Tsar’s bride), Theatre du Chatelet (Laura in Iolanta), Opera Bastille (Matriosha in Prokofiev’s War and Peace).

She gives frequent performances in the Baltic states. She made her Tallin debut as Carmen at Estonia National Opera. She has worked with Latvian National Opera: her roles with this Company included Amneris (Aida) and Ulrica (Un Ballo in maschera). She has taken part in the Trakai Music Festival (Lithuania) where she sang Ulrica in the Festival production of Un Ballo in maschera. She has given concerts in Japan, Korea, Australia, the USA, Europe.

She appeared at the following and other music festivals: Schonbrunn (Austria), Savonlinna (Finland), The Mozart Festival in France, The Jerusalem Festival, The Festival of Forgotten Operas in Wexford (Ireland). At the Stravinsky Festival, in the town of Arnhem (the Netherlands), she took part in a concert performance of the opera Mavra.
In 2016 she appeared at the Concertgebau, Amsterdam in a concert performance of Prokofiev`s Semyon Kotko (Khivrya).

She has appeared with the outstanding conductors: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Vladmir Fedoseyev, Valery Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Yurovsky.


Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila — Naina, conductor Alexander Vedernikov, PentaTone сlassic, 2004.
Tchaikovsky’s The Oprichnik — Morozova, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Dynamic, 2004.