Russian soprano Larissa Yudina has been a soloist at the Marlinsky Theatre since 1998. Her repertoire includes the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Zauberflöte, Konstanze in Mozart’s Entführung aus dem Serail, Amina in Bellini’s Sonnambula, Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Rosina in Rossini’s Barbiere di Siviglia, Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, the Bird in Wagner’s Siegfried, Zerbinetta in Richard Strauss’s Adriane auf Naxos, Olympia in Offenbach’s Contes d’Hoffmann, Musetta in Puccini’s Bohème, Queen of Shemakha in Rimsky-Korsakoff’s Golden Cockerel, and the Nightingale in Stravinsky’s Rossignol. Yudina has toured as the Contessa di Folleville in Rossini’s Viaggo a Reims, a role that she also has sung at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, and in a recorded performance at Bastille Opera. These performances earned her a nomination for a Golden Mask, Russia’s most important theater prize. She recently appeared in the title role of Cimarosa’s Cleopatra in Austria. She has been seen in Boston, Chicago, and New York as the Queen of the Night in Zauberflöte and Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. She makes her Seattle Opera debut in 2009 as Leïla in Bizet’s Pearl Fishers.