Winner of the 2009 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World’ competition and member of the prestigious Bolshoi Theatre, Ekaterina Scherbachenko is one of the most talented lyric sopranos of her generation.
At the Bolshoi, her roles have included Natasha Rostova (War and Peace), Mimi (La Bohème), Liu (Turandot), Tatiana (Onegin), Micaela (Carmen) and the title role of Iolanta.
Outside her native Russia, Ekaterina Scherbachenko has appeared on tour with the Bolshoi at the Opéra de Paris (Palais Garnier) and at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. She has also performed at the Opéra de Lyon, the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, the Royal Opera House – Covent Garden, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Teatro Real in Madrid. In 2014 she returned to the Glyndebourne Festival (Tatiana) as well as to the Metropolitan Opera (La Bohème).
On the concert podium, she has sung with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the St.-Petersburg Philharmonic orchestra at the Ravenna Festival. In upcoming seasons, Miss Scherbachenko will perform at the Dallas Opera (Iolanta).
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“On the following evening, the Tatiana was the young soprano Ekaterina Shcherbachenko, who was by far the most interesting singer in the second cast, both in vocal and stage terms. This young soprano rose to fame last year by winning the Cardiff Singer of the World contest […] She cuts a very attractive figure and boasts an appealing soprano….What a wonderful Iolanta she could be!”
José M. Irurzun
“No less impressive was the poignant Liù of Ekaterina Scherbachenko, whose supple legato singing and intelligent phrasing made her ‘Signore, ascolta’ deeply moving.”
“Her equally bright soprano, with its glittering surface timbre, projects impressively.”
“Ekaterina Scherbachenko was exquisitely sensitive and fine-tuned in the title-role. (Iolanta)”
Victoria Stapells, Opera
“Nel ruolo di Iolanta, la giovane Ekaterina Scherbachenko è stata altrettanto brillante. La sua voce si adattava perfettamente alla musica di Cajkovskij. La Scherbachenko è stata anche una interprete scenicamente credibile, coinvolgente nello suo passaggio dal suo mondo di non vedente al ritorno alla vista, alla luce.
[In the role of Iolanta, the young Ekaterina Scherbachenko was equally brilliant. Her voice is perfectly suited to Tchaikovsky’s music. Scherbachenko was also a theatrically credible performer, very engaging in her passage from a blind world to a return to vision, to light.]”
“Ekaterina Scherbachenko campe une princesse d’une douceur tourmentée et déploie un lyrisme intense grâce à un phrasé élégant, à des aigus naturels et un vibrato remarquable. Un succès éclatant.
[Ekaterina Scherbachenko interprets a princess full of tourmented sweetness and delivers intense lyricism thanks to elegant phrasing, natural high notes and remarkable vibrato. All in all, her Iolanta is an absolute success.]”