Feb. 19, 1986
Graduated from the Voronezh Academy of Arts (2010). She won first prize at the 3rd Maxim Mikhailov International Competition for Young Opera Singers in Kaluga (2013) and second prize at the 3rd International Pavel Lisitsian Competition in Vladikavkaz (2013). In 2014 she also won a grand prix at the 1st Opera Without Borders Competition in Krasnodar. In 2010 she was invited to join the troupe of the Saint Petersburg Chamber Opera where she sang Gilda (Rigoletto), Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia) and Sister Genevieve (Suor Angelica). In 2011 she became a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers. There she sings the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte), Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) and the Queen of Shemakha (The Golden Cockerel). She also works with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein where she sang the Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte).
Which people would you invite as guests to your dream dinner party?
My Mother - I have not seen her for a long time.
What is your favorite meal?
I love sweets.
Do you have a favorite motto or proverb that you live your life by?
If you have a chance – it’s like a sin not to use it!
Which person or people inspire you the most?
People I love (my family).
If you were 80 years old, what advice would you give to young people today?
Live life to the full and enjoy every day.
What would you like people to say about you?
I would like to hear someone sing about me!
How do you overcome the stage fright? / What is your ritual before going on stage?
I get into the zone and forget about the excitement. Then I go on stage with pleasure.
When you perform... who are you playing for?
For every person in the hall.
What job would you least like to do?
Merchandiser. I have nothing against them but this word is terrible!
Is there a joke about musicians that you would like to share with us?
- Dad, what is opera? - Opera, son, it's a spectacle that begins at 19:00 and, after 2 hours when you look at the clock, it shows 19:15.
What's the "most played" non-classical track on your phone?
Robbie Williams - Feel
You are on a desert island and can bring only 3 items, what do you bring?
Hair dryer, comb, hairspray.
What is your favorite noise/sound? What is the most annoying noise for you?
I love the sound of the sea. The most annoying sound is the alarm.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
In beautiful and beloved St. Petersburg.
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word Tchaikovsky?
Trrrra pa-pa-pa-pa naa naa ... Apotheosis of "The Nutcracker."
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word competition?