Competitors passed through to the Final

Nikolaieva, Kseniia

No. 49

Voice type: mezzo-soprano

Country: Ukraine

Date of Birth: 27 March 1991

Although she was born in Almaty in Kazakhstan, she went to live and study in Ukraine from 2005 onward. In 2008, she entered the preparatory courses at the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, Kyiv, then from 2010, she became a regular student there. Ever since, she has been pursuing various degrees in the same institution: a Bachelor’s in 2014, and in 2015 a Master’s degree. At present she has been working towards a PhD. She made her debut as the Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte, in 2011, she starred as Khrvrya in Mussorgsky’s The Fair at Sorochyntsi and as Marta in Iolanta by Tchaikovsky. Three years later, she featured as Olga in Eugene Onegin. Her repertoire also includes Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto and Lyubasha in The Tsar’s Bride by Rimsky-Korsakov. She has taken part in the masterclasses of no less prestigious masters than Montserrat Caballe, Elena Obraztsova, Ludmila Monastyrska and Anita Rachvelishvili.

Competition Repertoire

Preliminary

Liszt: Mignons Lied – Kennst du das L and (J. W. G oethe)

Saint-Saëns: Samson, recherchant ma presence – Dalila’s Aria from Samson et Dalila

Rimsky-Korsakov: Snariajai skorey, matushka rodimaia – Lyubasha’s
Aria from The Tsar’s Bride

Semi-final

Massenet: Werther! Werther! Qui m'aurait dit la place – Charlotte’s Aria from Werther

Shchedrin: Po lesam kudriavim – Song and ditties of Varvara from Not Love Alone

Final

Borodin: Merknet svet dnevnoj – Kontchakovna’s Aria from Prince Igor

Saint-Saëns: Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix – Dalila’s Aria from Samson et Dalila

Cilea: Acerba volutta, dolce tortura – La Principessa’s Aria from Adriana Lecouvreur