Anna Denisova


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Russian soprano Anna Denisova studied first at the Khabarovsk Regional College of the Arts. After winning 1st prize of the New Names competition in 2010 and the Denis Matsuev Prize, she enrolled at the St.Petersburg Conservatory, graduating in 2016 and obtaining her Master’s degree in 2018.

After her first roles Marfa in Tsar’s Bride with the St.Petersburg Conservatory Opera and Helen in Hindemith’s There and back again at the St.Petersburg Hermitage Theatre, Anna Denisova debuted at the Mariinsky Theatre as Prilepa in The Queen of Spades during the Stars of the White Nights festival in 2015, under the baton of Valery Gergiev. Soon after she sang Micaëla in Carmen at the Vanemuine Theatre in Tartu, Estonia. Since then she has performed regularly at the Mariinsky Theatre with roles such as Zamarashka in R.Schedrin’s opera A Christmas Tale, Waldvogel in Wagner’s Siegfried, Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro, Dunyasha in Prokofiev’s War and Peace, and Jouvenot in Adriana Levouvreur (with Anna Netrebko in the title role). In the production of PromFest 2017, under the baton of Erki Pehk, she made her role debut as Violetta in La Traviata in Kaunas and Tartu. With the open-air festival Opera Altogether in St.Petersburg, she performed Luisa in Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery in 2016 and Ludmila in Glinka’s Ruslan I Ludmila in 2017, under the baton of Fabio Mastrangelo.

Anna Denisova’s concert performances with the Mariinsky Orchestra, Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Orchestra a.o. have included Gabriel in Haydn's Die Schöpfung, soprano solos in Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Litaniae, Rachmaninov’s Bells, Händel’s Messiah, Schubert’s Mass in E flat major as well as Bach’s Mass in b minor and Magnificat.

She is a prizewinner of the Zara Dolukhanova Competition “Amber Nightingale” 2016, the Jakub Pustina Competition in Czech Republic 2014 and the Klaudia Taev Competition in Estonia 2013.


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