Dina Kuznetsova, soprano
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, Wiener Staatsoper and Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper to the San Francisco and Chicago Lyric Operas.
Kuznetsova’s signature roles have included Verdi’s Gilda (Rigoletto), Violetta (La traviata) and Alice Ford (Falstaff); Puccini’s Mimì and Musetta (La bohème), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi); Tchaikovsky’s Tatiana (Eugene Onegin); Bellini’s Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi); Mozart’s Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Pamina (Magic Flute); Donizetti’s Adina (L’elisir d’amore); Juliette in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette.
Her passionate portrayal of Tchaikovsky’s Tatyana ((Eugene Onegin) has brought her huge success at Lyric Opera of Chicago, at Opéra national de Lille and with the Russian National Orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev.
In most recent seasons Dina Kuznetsova made her outstanding debut as Dvorak’s Rusalka at Glyndebourne Festival and her highly-acclaimed debut as Cio–Cio San (Madama Butterfly) at English National Opera.
Kuznetsova’s other recent highlights have included Katya Kabanová for Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile and Staatsoper Hamburg; Francesca da Rimini at The Metropolitan Opera with Marco Armiliato; Desdemona (Otello) with the Gulbenkian Orchestra and Lisa (Pique Dame) with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy.
The current season continues with the title role of Rusalka at Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile as well as a return to Opera Carolina as Liu (Turandot).
In concert, this season Kuznetsova performs Rachmaninov’s The Bells with Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra under Vassily Sinaisky and Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Gulbenkian Orchestra under Paul McCreesh.
A keen recitalist and chamber musician, Dina Kuznetsova appears regularly at both the New York Festival of Song and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Dina Kuznetsova has worked with such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Sir Andrew Davis, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Jurowski, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vassily Sinaisky, Antonio Pappano, Lawrence Foster, Donald Runnicles, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Gianluca Marciano, Konstantin Chudovsky and others.
A native of Moscow, Dina Kuznetsova is a graduate of the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago.
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- Verdi’s Messa da Requiem, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Lisbon
- Rusalka, Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile