Ksenia Dudnikova is a leading member of the Moscow Academic Musical Theatre of Stanislavsky where she debuted in 2011 and has won high praise in roles including Marfa in Khovanschina , Amneris in Aida, Pauline in The Queen of Spades, Olga in Eugene Onegin and Lyubasha in The Tsar’s Bride. Her performance of Aida was staged by famed director Peter Stein and led to her nomination for the best leading female role in the opera of the Russian National Theatrical “Gold Mask Awards” 2015. She has also appeared with the Stanislavsky Theater in several international tours, which have included visits to the Netherlands and China.
Born in Andijan, Uzbekistan, Dudnikova has resided in Russia since childhood. She pursued her musical and vocal studies at the Moscow State Conservatory under the tutelage of Klara Kadinskaya. Aside from her performances with the Stanislavsky Theater, in 2014 Dudnikova performed the role of Vanya in a concert performance of Glinka’s Ivan Susanin on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater, conducted by Valery Polyansky. She has appeared as a guest soloist with several orchestras, recently performing Verdi’s Requiem under Andris Poga at the International Festival of Sacred Music in Riga. In May of 2014 she participated in the debut performance of Lennox Berkeley’s Stabat Mater in the Great Hall of the Conservatory, conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky, and in September, 2014 she performed as Frosia in a concert performance of Semyon Kotko by Prokofiev on a stage of the Bolshoi Theater under Valery Polyansky.
Ksenia Dudnikova’s most recent operatic role debut was as Neris in the new production of Luigi Cherubini’s Medea at the Stanislavsky Theatre. In the fall of 2015 she will sing her first Carmen in Ekaterienburg. Other roles in her developing repertoire include Dalila in Samson et Dalila, and Marina in Boris Godunov and the Principessa in Adriana Lecouvreur.