Dina Kuznetsova, soprano
"What a seductive and arresting voice – warm and generous, with an easy top end that conceals a true lyric temperament."
Russian-American soprano Dina Kuznetsova has attracted the attention of the world’s major opera companies for her outstanding musicianship and compelling stage presence. Dina Kuznetsova has performed in many of the world’s greatest opera houses, from the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Berlin’s Staatsoper unter den Linden, Wiener Staatsoper and Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper to the San Francisco and Chicago Lyric Operas.
Current season highlights include Dina Kuznetsova’s role debut as Lisa in concert performances of Pique Dame with the Sydney Symphony under Vladimir Ashkenazy, Rusalka with Teatro di San Carlo under John Fiore, Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) with the Russian National Orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev, Desdemona (Otello) with the Gulbenkian Orchestra under Lawrence Foster, and a return to the Metropolitan Opera in Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini under Marco Armiliato.
The season 2011/2012 is highlighted by Ms. Kuznetsova’s outstanding debut portrayal, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, of Dvorak’s Rusalka at Glyndebourne Festival 2011. She repeated the role of Dvorak’s Rusalka for Opéra de Montpellier (with Lawrence Foster) to a great critical acclaim. Dina Kuznetsova gave a grand and soulful performances of Rachmaninoff’s Romances at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall and at Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio. Prestigious chamber music engagements have included appearances with the New York Festival of Song and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Other recent Ms. Kuznetsova's career highlights have included a return to the Lyric Opera of Chicago as Tatyana in Yevgeny Onegin opposite Dmitri Hvorostovsky and conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, Vienna State Opera debut as Gounod's Juliette and her Covent Garden debut as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi conducted by Antonio Pappano and opposite Bryn Terfel.
Her debut at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin was as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni conducted by Daniel Barenboim and opposite Rene Pape. She returned there as Adina (role debut) in a new production of L’Elisir d’Amore at the Berlin Staatsoper opposite Rolando Villazon.
Dina Kuznetsova has worked with such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Sir Andrew Davis, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Jurowski, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Antonio Pappano, Donald Runnicles, Jesus Lopez-Cobos and others.
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