The Russian soprano Marina Mescheriakova has established herself as one of the most exciting voices in the opera and concert world. She was born in Volgograd, and studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, continuing her vocal studies with Renata Scotto and Licia Albanese in New York. After her début at the Bolshoy in Moscow she won several prestigious competitions including the Belvedere Competition in Vienna and I Cestelli in Berlin and Hamburg. She now lives in Vienna, her base for an international career that has brought starring performances in major opera-houses throughout Europe, in the United States at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and elsewhere.
She has maintained a close relationship with the Vienna State Opera since her début there as Verdi’s Elisabetta, and has returned for performances as Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Desdemona, Mozart’s Countess, Hélène in Jérusalem, both in Vienna and on tour to La Scala, and Cio-Cio-San. Highlights of Marina Mescheriakova’s recent work in concert include her appearances at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, the Châtelet Theatre in Paris, and with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra in performances of Britten’s War Requiem under the direction of Bernard Haitink. Her recordings include Verdi’s Jérusalem and Alzir, Glinka’s A Life for the Tsar, Rachmaninov’s The Bells, Dvořák’s Te Deum, and Rubinstein’s Demon recorded live at Wexford (Marco Polo 8.223781–82).