Margarita Gritskova

Mezzosoprano

Margarita Gritskova was born 1987 in St. Petersburg. During her piano (teacher Petrovykh O.S.) and vocal studies (teacher Sakharova N.M. and Nelly Lee) in School of Arts n.a. V.A.Gavrilin from 1994, she was already many times a laureate of Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg. After finishing School of Arts in 2004 with distinction, she started her vocal studies at St. Petersburg State Conservatory with prof I.P.Bogacheva. She graduated again with distinction.

Future projects include debut at Opernhaus Zürich as Ramiro in La Finta Giardiniera, and Anna in the David Mc Vicar new production Les Troyens at Vienna State opera as well as Rosina among others.
Most recent engagements in 2018 include her debut as Carmen at Vienna State Opera, Sesto in Valencia Les Arts. 2016-2017 she has debuted at the Oper Köln with Fulvio in Catone in Utica and performed at Semperoper Opernball. At Vienna State Opera performed the parts of Bradamante, Isabella and Maddalena. In Klosterneuburg Summer sung Isolier in Le Comte Ory.

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The young singer has been laureated at several International Competitions, among others:

2001 -1st prize award winner of Second Open regional festival-contest of music n.a. S.V.Rachmaninoff

.2003 – Grand Prix of Second Open contest n.a. A.G.Rubinstein

2004 – laureate of international contest “The Satellite of Talents” – the Star of corresponding member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences D.S.Likhachov.

2006 – laureate of 3rd Open All-Russian contest of vocal-piano duets “Three centuries of classical romance”

2007 – laureate of 3rd Open All-Russian contest of opera artists “Saint Petersburg”

2007 – award winner of Youth award of St. Petersburg in culture and arts.

2008 – winner of “The youngest talent” on International contest n.a. Luciano Pavarotti in Modena.

2009 -First prize winner and winner of “the youngest contestant” on 4th International contest in IV Concurso Internacional de Canto Villa de Colmenar, Spain.

2010- Finalist at Operalia international vocal competition

2008 Margarita Gritskova performed Bizets Carmen in concert under the direction of maestro Maris Jansons in St. Petersburg Conservatory Theatre of opera and ballet.2009 she has performed the Page in an opera “Salome” under Maestro Oleg caetani on Festival de Ópera de Tenerife. other projects include Cherubino at Summer festival St Moritz and the mezzo part in Rossinis Stabat Mater under the baton of Maestro Giorgio Morandi. During 2009/11 seasons Margarita Gritskova was soloist member at the Nationaltheater Weimar, where she has performed, among others, the parts of Cherubino, Flora, Maddalena, Ottone, Bradamante, Marthe, Landlady, Carmen and Olga. 2011 the singer was invited as guest at Opera de Quebec to perform the part of Olga in Onegin.Since 2012 Margarita Gritskova is soloist member at the Vienna State Opera, where she has performed among others the parts of Tebaldo in Don Carlo, Fjodor, in Boris Godunov, 2 Dame in Zauberflöte, Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos, Blumenmädchen in Parsifal, Zemina in Die Feen, Mercedes in Carmen, Magd in Elektra, Cherubino in Nozze di Figaro, Tisbe in Cenerentola, Rosina in Barbiere di Siviglia.During the season 2013/2014 Margarita Gritskova performed in Vienna again among others the parts of Rosina and Cherubino and to debut as Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Angelina in Cenerentola.

2014/2015 the singer had her debut as Idamante in the Idomeneo new production as well as Smeton in Anna Bolenna together with Anna Netrebko at the Vienna State Opera. Further Projects include her participation at the Deutsche AIDS Stiftung Gala concert at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, her debut at the Salzbürger Festspiele as Cherubino and Alcmene among others.

2015-2016 she performed among others the parts of Dorabella, Sesto, Angelina, Rosina, Krista (Makropulos new production), Mascha (new production) among others. She will return to Salzburg als Cherubino and will perform Sigismondo at Rossini Festival in Wildbad.

Media

Reviews

La Clemenza di Tito- Les Arts Valencia

The best singing of the cast came from mezzo-soprano Margarita Gritskova in the part of Sesto. Her voice is attractive, and she is a strong singer. She was quite good in the always awaited ‘Parto, parto’.

Seen and Heard international

http://www.lavanguardia.com/local/valencia/20180622/45326715877/les-arts-estrena-el-domingo-la-clemenza-di-tito-de-mozart-en-version-semiescenificada.html

Carmen- Wiener Staatsoper

“Ein beachtliches Rollendebüt, anfangs zart getrübt durch ein verhangenes Timbre, später aber gekrönt durch Attacken von pfefferminzartiger Frische. Daneben Piotr Beczała als schneidiger José.”

Wiener Zeitung

https://www.wienerzeitung.at/nachrichten/kultur/buehne/943126_Sinnesfreuden-in-vergilbten-Bildern.html

 

La Clemenza di Tito- Wiener Staatsoper

“For the most part, the singers were undistinguished with the exception of young Russian mezzo Margarita Gritskova as Sesto who displayed not only admirable dramatic insight into this most complex of characters but was vocally mellifluous and even-toned in all registers.  Whilst “Parto parto” was  the usual showstopper, the octave-plus leaps in “Deh, per questo istante solo” were steely accurate and there was really beautiful word colouring on “questo cor”. A rock-solid top G natural and excellent chest notes all made for an exemplary performance of this important aria.”

Backtrack

https://bachtrack.com/de_DE/review-clemenza-tito-flimm-staatsoper-vienna-march-2016

 

Cenerentola- Wiener Staatsoper
“Margarita Gritskova ist eine junge schöne Angelina mit genau dem richtigen Mezzoton. Diese technisch perfekt ausgebildete Künstlerin singt alles stilistisch genau richtig, sieht sogar in den unvorteilhaften Kostümen sehr gut aus und bemüht sich auch animiert zu spielen und das beste aus dieser Regie(?) zu machen, wie auch ihre Kollegen.”
Der Neue Merker
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Cenerentola- Wiener Staatsoper
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Barbiere die Siviglia- Wiener Staatsoper
“Einig waren sich alle über das überaus gelungene Debüt von Margarita Gritskova als Rosina, einer Aufsteigerin aus dem Ensemble der Wiener Staatsoper, „kokett, temperamentvoll, hervorragend, wunderbar, bildhübsch, apart“ sind so die Attribute der Kritiker für Auftreten und Gesang.”
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Idomeneo- Wiener Staatsoper
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Cossi fan tutte- Wiener Staatsoper
“Margarita Gritskova als Dorabella die weibliche Perle des Abends, nicht nur, weil sie so bildhübsch und gut gelaunt an fabelhafte Rollenvorgängerinnen erinnerte. Die Stimme ist ein echter Mezzo, der zwar sehr metallisch klingt, aber es ist Edelmetall, kein Blech, das ihr da aus der Kehle kommt, und die Gewandtheit, mit der sie in jungen Jahren Mozart singt, lässt auf sehr gute Ausbildung schließen”
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