Janne Shevtshenko


Janne Shevtshenko has graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music in 1998 as a student of Anu Kaal. During the years 1992–2004 she was engaged at the Estonian National Opera as a chorus singer. Since 2004 she is the soloist in the same company. Her debut as an opera singer was in 1999 as Zerlina (Mozart’s Don Giovanni). She has also performed at Von Krahl Theatre and at the revue theatre Bel Etage. Roles: Lagle (Puur’s “The Colours of Clouds”), Fedora Palinska (Kálmán’s “Die Zirkusprinzessin”), Madeleine de Faublas (Ábrahám’s “Ball im Savoy”), Lucia (Hindemith’s “The Long Christmas Dinner”), Eliza Doolittle (Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”), Silva (“Die Csardasfürstin” by Kálmán), Mozart’s Despina (“Così fan tutte”), Marcellina (“Le nozze di Figaro”) and Second Lady (“Die Zauberflöte”), Domna Saburova (Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Tsar’s Bride”), Clorinda (Rossini’s “La Cenerentola”), Nedda (Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci”), Lola (Mascagni’s “Cavalleria rusticana”), Haiderl (“Das Dreimädelhaus” by Schubert and Berté), Ännchen (“Der Freischütz” by Weber), Frasquita (Bizet’s “Carmen”), Chloé (“The Queen of Spades” by Tchaikovsky), Rose and Rowan (“The Little Sweep” by Britten), Antonia (Leigh’s “Man of La Mancha”), Iti (Ehala’s “The Bumpy”), Sally (Kander’s “Cabaret”), Barbara (“Eine Nacht in Venedig” by Strauss), Valencienne (“Die lustige Witwe” by Lehár), Creature no 4 (Tamberg’s “Creatures”), Franziska Cagliari (Strauss’ “Wiener Blut”), Giannetta (Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore”), etc. Janne Shevtshenko has sung soloist part in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, has worked together with the Estonian State Symphony Orchestra and Pärnu City Orchestra, as well with contemporary music ensembles. The has played the leading lady Inessa Armand in the movie My Lenins (1997). Recordings: Bel Etage: 1900. Exerpts from Performances (CD, 2003), The Monckton Album (CD, 2004), Gentel-Dentel (CD, 2004), Voices of the Estonian National Opera (CD, 2009), O. Ehala’s The Bumpy (DVD 2003). Janne Shevtshenko has done the dubbing for animations such as Peter’s Trip to the Moon, Blinky Bill, Shark Tale, Shrek 3, Frank and Wendy. Janne Shevtshenko is the member of the Estonian Theatre Union and the Estonian Actors Union. Since 2000 she has also been engaged by Theatre Bel-Étage and can be heard on many recordings by the company. She is the winner of Harjumaa county prize 2011 and the SEB Audience Award 2013.


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