Yulia Mennibaeva

In 2010 she graduated from the Moscow State Conservatoire (Galina Pisarenko’s class). In 2012 she graduated from the Popov Academy of Choral Art (Dmitri Vdovin’s class). In 2015, she completed her assistantship in the Academy.

In 2010 she joined the Moscow’s Novaya Opera theatre.

In 2014 she made her debut at the Bolshoi Theatre as the Little Robber Girl (Banevich’s The Story of Kai and Gerda).

In 2016-17, she was a soloist of the International Opera Studio in Zurich Opera. In 2017, she underwent a training course in l’Academie de l’Opera de Monte-Carlo.

Performed at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Zurich Opera, Ópera de Oviedo (Spain), Israeli Opera. Participated in the Ascona Music Weeks (Locarno), the Preobrazhenie festival (Yaroslavl), the Festival of World Symphony Orchestras (Moscow), the December Nights of Sviatoslav Richter International Music Festival (Moscow), the Kremlin Soirees festival (Ryazan), the Yuri Bashmet International Music Festival (Yaroslavl), the Tchaikovsky Music Festival (Klin).

Collaborated with such conductors as Vasily Petrenko, Yves Abel, Daniel Oren, Pinchas Steinberg, Daniele Rustioni, Marco Armiliato Pavel Baleff, Markus Poschner, Oleg Caetani, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Pavel Kogan.


Grand Prix at the Chaliapin Open Vocal Competition

2003, Yaroslavl

Prize at the Silver Voice All-Russian Competition

2005, Moscow

Diploma and the Hope Prize af the Saint-Petersburg International Competition for Opera Singers


2nd prize at the International Competition of mezzo-sopranos in memory of Fedora Barbieri

2012, Saint-Petersburg

1st prize at the Sobinov Music Festival

2015, Saratov

2nd prize and a special prize for performing Russian music at the Francisco Viñas International Competition in Barcelona

2016, Spain

Prize of the Elena Obraztsova Foundation For the Bright Start in Art

2016, Moscow

the Little Robber Girl (Banevich’s The Story of Kai and Gerda)
Laura (Iolanta)
Maddalena (Il Viaggio a Reims)

Repetoire at the Novaya Opera

Konchakovna (Prince Igor)
Olga (Eugene Onegin)
Maddalena, Page (Rigoletto)
Tisbe (La Cenerentola)
Fenena (Nabucco)
SpringLehl (The Snow Maiden)
Dunyasha (The Tsar's Bride)
Laura (Iolanta)
Feodor (Boris Godunov)
Arabian Doll (The Nutcracker. An Opera to music by Tchaikovsky)
Dorothy, Dido (Michael Nyman and Henry Purcell's DIDO)
Cat, Squirrel (L’enfant et les sortilèges)
She-Goat (Valdgardt's The Cat's House)
Suzuki (Madama Butterfly)
Vanya (A Life for the Tsar, concert performance)
Myrtale (Thais, concert performance)
Dalila (Samson et Dalila, concert performance)

Also in repertoire

Lola (Cavalleria rusticana) – Zurich Opera

Emilia (Otello) – Zurich Opera

Dragonfly, China Cup (L'enfant et les sortileges) – Zurich Opera

Amelfa (The Golden Cockerel) – Concertgebouw (Amsterdam)

Geneviève (Pelléas et Mélisande) – Ópera de Oviedo

Ulrica (Un Ballo in Maschera) – Ópera de Oviedo, Israeli Opera

Bersi (Andrea Chénier) – Gran Teatre del Liceu

Page (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia) – Preobrazhenie festival

Dalila (Samson et Dalila) – the Tchaikovsky Music Festival in Klin

Concert repertoire includes: Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, J. S. Bach’s Mass in B minor, Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, Glazunov’s Coronation Cantata, Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil, Shostakovich’s Spanish Songs and From Jewish Folk Poetry

General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — insurance company «Ingosstrakh»
Privileged sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre — Tinkoff Bank
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — GUM