Anna Kiknadze

Upcoming performances:
21 July 2024

Anna Kiknadze’s Carmen was a worldly, life-loving woman unaware of her impending doom. This was evidenced by the intoxicatingly enchanting timbre of her intense mezzo-soprano voice with its unique qualities. Anna Kiknadze was an absolute natural in this role.
Sankt-Peterburgskiye vedomosti (“St Petersburg News”)


• People’s Artist of the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania (2008)
• Prize-winner at the 10th World Opera Competition Operalia (Paris, 2002; Zarzuela Prize Pepita Embil de Domingo)
• Prize-winner at the 4th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition (Warsaw, 2001; 3rd prize)
• Diploma recipient at the 4th Rimsky-Korsakov International Competition for Young Opera Singers (St Petersburg, 2000; prize “For artistry and musicality”)
• Diploma recipient at the 1st Republican Competition of Young Performers (Tbilisi, 1999)

Anna Kiknadze was born in Tbilisi. Graduated from the Vano Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire in 1999. In 1997 as a fourth-year student she was invited to join the Tbilisi Zakaria Paliashvili Opera and Ballet State Theatre, where her repertoire included Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride) and Carmen. In 2001 the artist represented Georgia at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition and was a finalist.
She was a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers from 2000 to 2009, making her Mariinsky Theatre debut in 2001 in Il viaggio a Reims.
Joined the Mariinsky Opera Company in 2009.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre: 
Laura (Dargomyzhsky’s The Stone Guest)
The Princess (Dargomyzhsky’s Mermaid)
Fyokla (Musorgsky’s The Marriage)
Konchakovna and a Young Polovtsian Maiden (Prince Igor)
Larina (Eugene Onegin)
Lyubov (Mazepa)
Princess Evpraksiya Romanovna (The Enchantress)
The Countess, Polina and Milovzor (The Queen of Spades)
Laura (Iolanta)
Ganna (May Night)
Bonny Spring (The Snow Maiden)
Solokha (Christmas Eve)
Dunyasha (The Tsar’s Bride)
Kashcheyevna (Kashchey the Immortal)
Amelfa the Housekeeper (The Golden Cockerel)
The Mother (Mavra)
Linetta (The Love for Three Oranges)
The Fortune-teller (The Fiery Angel)
Clara and the Duenna (Betrothal in a Monastery)
Adjutant to Marshal Murat (War and Peace)
Voice of the Land (Khristof Pliev’s Kosta, Republic of North Ossetia–Alania Branch)
Korobochka (Dead Souls)
The Snow Queen (The Story of Kai and Gerda)
Stepmother (A Christmas Tale)
Charlotte Haze (Lolita)
Antonio (Cimarosa’s Cleopatra)
Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro)
Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte)
Marchesa Melibea (Il viaggio a Reims)
Maddalena (Rigoletto)
Azucena (Il trovatore)
Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera)
Amneris (Aida)
Mrs Meg Page and Mrs Quickly (Falstaff)
Mamma Lucia (Cavalleria rusticana)
Suzuki (Madama Butterfly)
The Nursing Sister (Infirmary) (Suor Angelica)
Zita (Gianni Schicchi)
Magdalena (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)
Fricka, Erda and Flosshilde (Das Rheingold)
Fricka and Grimgerde (Die Walküre)
Flosshilde and First Norn (Götterdämmerung)
Klingsor’s Flower Maiden (Parsifal)
The Mother / Gertrud (Hänsel und Gretel)
Dryad (Ariadne auf Naxos)
Anna (Les Troyens)
Carmen (Carmen)
Voice of Antonia’s Mother (Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
Mallika (Lakmé)
The Beautiful Dulcinée (Don Quichotte)
Concepción (L’Heure espagnole)
Hippolyta (Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Ježibaba (Dvořák’s Rusalka)
Karolka (Jenůfa)
Mezzo-soprano part in Slonimsky’s ballet The Magic Nut
Mezzo-soprano roles in Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, Berlioz’ symphonie dramatique Roméo et Juliette, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, Prokofiev’s cantata Alexander Nevsky, Gavrilin’s vocal-symphonic poem War Letters and Felix Kruglikov’s cantata God Saves All (to verse by Anna Akhmatova); Sviridov’s Kursk Songs

In concert performances:
Morena (Mlada)
Clytemnestra (Taneyev’s Oresteia)
Locusta (Servilia)
Aksinya (Into the Storm)
Varvara Vasilyevna (Not Love Alone)
Bejlja (Congratulations! )
Apollo (Apollo et Hyacinthus)
Lucia (La gazza ladra)
Adalgisa (Norma)
Leonora di Gusman (La favorita)
Lola (Cavalleria rusticana, Primorsky Stage)
The Marquise of Birkenfeld (La Fille du régiment)
Dalila (Samson et Dalila)
Geneviève (Pelléas et Mélisande, Republic of North Ossetia–Alania Branch)
Madame de la Haltière (Cendrillon)
Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas)
Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia)
The Old Lady (Candide)
Anita (West Side Story, Suites Nos. 1 and 2)

She took part in the world premiere of Rodion Shchedrin’s opera A Christmas Tale at the Mariinsky Theatre in 2015.

Has toured with the Mariinsky Opera Company to the USA, Great Britain, Austria, Finland, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Denmark, France, Oman and Brazil. Has appeared as a guest soloist at various theatres in Sweden, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands, performing the role of Olga (Eugene Onegin) among others.

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