Janne Ševtšenko


Janne Shevtshenko 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 in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”. She has also performed at Von Krahl Theatre and at the revue theatre Bel Etage. 

She is the winner of Harjumaa County Prize 2011 and the SEB Audience Award 2013. In 2022, she won the Georg Ots Prize for her remarkable versatility in different genres of the music theatre as well as her original character portrayals.

Eliza Doolittle (Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”)
Lagle (Puur’s “The Colours of Clouds”)
Madeleine de Faublas (Ábrahám’s “Ball im Savoy”)
Domna Saburova (Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Tsar’s Bride”)
Giannetta (Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’amore”)
Fedora Palinska (Kálmán’s “Die Zirkusprinzessin”)
Lucia (Hindemith’s “The Long Christmas Dinner”)
Silva (“Die Csardasfürstin” by Kálmán)
Despina (Mozart’s “Così fan tutte”)
Papagena and Second Lady (Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”)
Marcellina (Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”) 
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)
Angele Didier (“The Count of Luxembourg” by Lehár)
Creature no 4 (Tamberg’s “Creatures”)
Franziska Cagliari (Strauss’ “Wiener Blut”)
Bat’s Shadow/Armchair’s Shadow (Ravel’s “L’enfant et les sortileges”)
Hanna Glawari (Lehár’s “The Merry Widow”)
Cat Lady (Kaumann/Keller’s “The Three Jolly Fellows”)
Cupido (Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld”)

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)