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"During two auditions for the role of 'Rosalinde' in the presence of the intendant of the festival KLANGBADHALL, Ernst Theis, and the director of the production 'Die Fledermaus', Gerald Pichowetz, the young Russian soprano Ksenia Skorokhodova was able to convince both times impressively."

The directors of the production “Die Fledermaus” 2019 Ernst Theis and Gerald Pichowetz were so enthusiastic about the Russian soprano Ksenia Skorokhodova at the casting for the role that she was accepted into the KLANG-BADHALL-Academy. The academy is a funding program of the festival and is intended to support the young singer in her development. She will receive several months of language coaching, a special role study under the direction of the director and the opportunity to publicly present herself as an aspiring artist in various advertising activities of the festival. – Festival Klang Bad Hall

In 2017 Ksenia made her debut as first solo soprano in Mozart’s great Mass in C Minor at the Great Hall of Cairo opera house. After several auditions she was invited by the chief conductor of the Cairo Symphony Orchestra Maestro Ahmed El Saedi. Among worldwide applicants she was selected by an internationally renowned jury as one of 17 participants for the Vocal department of the XII Winter International Arts Festival Sochi in February 2019. During the Sochi Vocal department Ksenia was taught by Dmitry Vdovin, Sergei Leiferkus, Alessandro Amoretti, Liubov Orfenova, Sebastian F. Schwarz and a special guest was Eva Wagner-Pasquier.

At the age of 6 she studied violin at the music school and showed a special interest in choir and solo singing in the class of Svetlana Davidenko. In 2011, she passed the final exam at Music College P.A. Serebryakov Volgograd in the class of Elena Yuneeva with honors (emphasis choir, ensemble and solo singing). During her college years, she became a graduate student in several Russian and international competitions, such as “Orfei”, “Art Vocal” or “Music without Borders” in Lithuania. 

After college, she began solo singing studies with Professor Tatiana Smelkova at the Herzen University of Music St.Petersburg. She became a graduate student at international level Estonia’s competitions. In addition, she reached the second place in the international competition “The Fifth International Competition Saint-Petersburg Reflected in World’s Musical Culture” and the first place in the international competition “Peter’s Paradise” in St. Petersburg.

In 2015 she passed the final exam and shortly thereafter moved to Vienna, where she studied at the Vienna Conservatory with Gabriele Rösel and privately with Prof. Gerhard Kahry and Prof. Martin Vacha. She has also participated in masterclasses (e.g. with Claudia Visca), workshops (e.g. acting for opera singers with Leonard Prinsloo) and competitions. In May 2017 she appeared as Gianetta in G. Donizetti’s opera “L’elisir d’amore” as part of the Plusopera project Vienna in cooperation with the Otto Edelmann Society (Conductor: Anna Sushon, Director: Leonard Prinsloo). In 2018 she appeared on stage alongside solo appearances and TV appearances as Lucy in Menotti’s opera “The Telephone”.

"I immediately recognized her extraordinary talent, especially her beautiful, dark colored voice and her ability for acting on stage."

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18. April 2019 Frühlingsfest in Linz

Wow, was für ein Auftritt! Mit ihrer fantastischen Stimme, ihrer Leidenschaft und ihrer Bühnenpräsenz beeindruckte Ksenia Skorokhodova am 5. April 2019 das Publikum in der Linzer Innenstadt und machte Lust auf einen Besuch der "Fledermaus", die im Sommer im Rahmen des Festivals KLANGBADHALL aufgeführt wird. Wer die sympathische Künstlerin vorher schon live sehen möchte, sollte am Nachmittag des 18. April 2019 ins Zentrum Muldenstraße kommen, auch dort wird sie beim Frühlingsfest das Publikum begeistern.

Infos zum Frühlingsfest: www.zentrum-muldenstrasse.at
Infos zum Festival: www.klangbadhall.at

Artist talk Online Merker

Artist talk with Anton Cupak from Online Merker Online Merker article...

Ksenia and friends concert at Lange Nacht der Kirchen

Ksenia and friends concert at Lange Nacht der Kirchen 2018 Online Merker article...

Solo concert Russian cultural institute Vienna

Solo concert Russian cultural institute Vienna (22.05.2018) watch W24 video...

Ksenia as Lucy in G. C. Menotti's opera The Telephone

Ksenia playes Lucy in G. C. Menotti's opera The Telephone (Plusopera-Project, Otto Edelmann Society) at Off-theatre Vienna. Musical Direction: Anna Sushon Regie: Leonard Prinsloo Piano: Anna An Production: Sylvia Saavedra-Edelmann (28. & 30.April 2018) watch video...

Cairo Opera House Main Hall

Ksenia as solo soprano 1, Mass in c minor from Mozart with Cairo symphony orchestra, Cairo Opera House Main Hall (23.12.2017) more...

Repertoire

G.F. Handel «Ottone» Gismonda: «La speranza è giunta in porto…»
G.F. Handel «Giulio Cesare» Cleopatra: «Se pietà di me non senti»
K.W. Gluck «Orfeo ed Euridice» Euridice: «Che fiero momento»
W. A. Mozart «Don Giovanni» Zerlina: «Batti, batti, o bel Masetto», «Vedrai, carino…», «La ci darem la mano»
W.A. Mozart «Le nozze di Figaro» Susanna: «Giunse alfin il momento… Deh vieni, non tardar», «Via resti servita, Madama brillante»
W.A. Mozart «Die Zauberflöte» Pamina: «Ach, ich fühl’s»
L. van Bethoven «Fidelio» Marzelline: «O wär ich schon…»
G. Donizetti «Don Pasquale» Norina: «Quel guardo il cavaliere»
G. Donizetti «L’elisir d’amore» Gianetta
G. Donizetti «L’elisir d’amore» Adina: «Prendi, per me sei libero»
G. Puccini «Turandot» Liù: «Signore, ascolta!», «Tu, che di gel sei cinta»
G. Puccini «La Bohème» Mimi: «Si, mi chiamano Mimi», «Donde lieta usci»
G. Puccini «Gianni Schicchi» Lauretta: «O mio babbino caro»
G. Puccini «La Rondine» Doretta: «Chi il bel sogno di Doretta»
G. Puccini «La Bohème» Musetta: «Quando m’en vo’»
A. Dvorak «Rusalka» Rusalka: «Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém »
P. Mascagni «L’Amico Fritz» Suzel: «Son pochi fiori…»
G. Rossini «Maometto II» Anna: «Giusto ciel, in tal periglio»
G. C. Menotti «The Telephone» Lucy
E.W. Korngold «Die tote Stadt» Marietta: «Glück, das mir verblieb»
G. Gershwin «Porgy and Bess» Clara: «Summertime»
P. Tchaikovsky «Iolanta» Iolanta: «Ot chego eto prezhde…»

J. Strauss «Die Fledermaus» Rosalinde, Adele: «Mein Herr Marquis»
F. Lehár «Die lustige Witwe» Hanna Glawari: «Vilja Lied», «Lippen schweigen»
F. Lehár «Der Zarewitsch» Sonja: «Einer wird kommen»
F. Lehár «Giuditta» Giuditta: «Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss»
N. Dostal: «Ich bin verliebt» aus «Clivia», «Spiel mir das Lied von Glück und Treu» aus «Die Ungarische Hochzeit»
R. Stolz: «Du sollst der Kaiser meiner Seele sein» aus «Der Favorit»
E. Künneke: «Strahlender Mond» aus «Der Vetter aus Dingsda»

W.A. Mozart: Solo soprano 1, «Great Mass in C minor»
W.A. Mozart: «Chi sa, chi sa qual sia» (K582)
V. Bellini: «Per pieta bell’idol mio»
G. Caccini: «Ave Maria»
E. Grieg: «Rosenzeit»
H. Leopoldi: «In einem kleinen Cafe in Hernals»
H. Strecker: «Wo du bist, da bin auch ich zu Haus» (Der ewige Walzer)
A. Buzzi-Peccia: «Mal D’amor»
M. Reger: «Mariä Wiegenlied»
A. Dvorak: «My mother taught me»
N. Rimsky-Korsakov: «Ne weter weja s wisoti»
N. Rimsky-Korsakov: «Na cholmach Gruzii»
R. Stolz: «Das Lied ist aus…» (Frag nicht warum ich gehe)
S. Rachmaninov: «Zdes’ khorosho»
Russisches Volkslied: «Ach, tchto ge ti moi sizoi golubtchik»

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