• Prize-winner at the II International Young Opera Singers’ Competition Opera without Borders (2nd prize, Krasnodar, 2015)
• Prize-winner at the All-Ukraine Oxana Petrusenko Vocalists’ Competition (1st prize, 2008 and 2009, Kherson )
Soprano Yulia Suleimanova was born in Kherson and studied with Nina Arsentieva at the St Petersburg State Conservatory before enrolling at the Mariinsky’s Academy of Young Opera Singers in 2014. At the Conservatoire Theatre she performed the roles of Euridice (Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice) and Marfa (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride).
In summer 2018 she made her Salzburg Festival debut as Prilepa in production of The Queen of Spades.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Mademoiselle Silberklang (Der Schauspieldirektor)
Zerlina (Don Giovanni)
Pamina (Die Zauberflöte)
Sirin (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia)
Tsaritsa of Shemakha (The Golden Cockerel)
A girl with a high-pitched voice (Not love alone)
Norina (Don Pasquale)
Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi, concert performance)
A Page (Rigoletto)
Violetta Valéry (La traviata)
Friends of the Infanta (The Dwarf, concert performance)
Elvira (L’italiana in Algeri)
Yulia Suleimanova regularly appears in chamber music concerts by the Academy of Young Opera Singers and in productions for children: Adalmina’s Pearl, The Boy Giant, The Little Prince. She performed Ustenka role on the premiere of Klinichev’s opera The Cossacks.