Ekaterina Semenchuk

(St. Petersburg, Russia)

2018–19 Season: Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana

Russian mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk made her San Francisco Opera debut in 2015 as Federica in Luisa Miller and in 2016 she returned as Amneris in Aida. Her recent engagements include Eboli in Don Carlo at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala and Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Amneris in Tokyo and Madrid; her role debut as Santuzza at the Metropolitan Opera; and La Principessa in Adriana Lecouvreur at the Verbier Festival and in Baden-Baden. Career highlights encompass Marina in Boris Godunov at the Metropolitan Opera; Azucena and Amneris at La Scala; Iocasta in Oedipus Rex and Ascanio in Benvenuto Cellini at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées; the title role of Carmen at Arena di Verona; Didon in Les Troyens at the Mariinsky Theatre, Carnegie Hall, and in Vienna and Tokyo; Laura in La Gioconda and Dalila in Samson et Dalila at Rome Opera; and Eboli and Azucena at the Salzburg Festival. On the concert stage, she has appeared as a soloist in Paris, Amsterdam, New York, Vienna, London, and Salzburg. Upcoming engagements include Giovanna Seymour in Anna Bolena at the Opéra National de Bordeaux, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth with Plácido Domingo at Los Angeles Opera, and Marfa in Khovanshchina at La Scala.