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Svetlana Kasyan


soprano, Russia

The young Russian Soprano graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory in 2011 and was a member of the Bolshoi Young Singers Academy for two years, where she has worked with Svetlana Nesterenko, Joan Rodgers, Diane Zola, Anna Bonitatibus, George Darden, Caroline Dumaux, Dmitri Vdovin and Laura Claycomb, amongst others. She has also had very successful collaborations with Kent Nagano, Gianandrea Noseda, Omer Meir Wellber and Dmitry Jurowski.

Svetlana continues to work at the Bolshoi Theatre as a soloist, singing main roles such as the title role in Tosca, Kuma in The Enchantress, Fata Morgana in The Love for 3 Oranges and Kupava in Snow Maiden. Outside the Bolshoi Theatre she has performed Elisabetta in Don Carlos at the Teatro Regio di Torino, Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly Teatro la Fenice, Amelia in un ballo in Maschera with the Dorset Opera, Tosca with the Vilnius City Opera, Theater St Gallen and Teatro la Fenice, and concerts with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Berliner Symphoniker. She has performed at the Latvian National Opera, Teatro Petruzelli, Bari, Ningbo Concert Hall, China, Bolshoi Theatre, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Yekaterinburg Opera, Krasnoyarsk Opera, Moscow Conservatory, Sion Festival Switzerland and the International Opera Festival in Hungary. In concert she has sung Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Strauss ‘Four Last Songs’, Wagner ‘Wesendonck Lieder’ and Verdi ‘Requiem’.

Highlights of the 2016-17 season include returns to Theater St Gallen and Vilnius City Opera for further performances of Tosca, Atila at the Teatro Luciano Pavarotti, Modena, Manon Lescaut at the Teatro Regio Torino, and concerts with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra.