Soprano Dina Kuznetsova

Moscow born Dina Kuznetsova is a graduate of the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Dina Kuznetsova has attracted the attention of the world's major opera companies for her outstanding musicianship and compelling stage presence. After early career successes in roles such as Gilda, Violetta and Juliette, Dina Kuznetsova has developed towards the Slavic and Russian repertoire which has become central to her current schedule. Recent role debuts have included Katya Kabanová for Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile and the Hamburgische Staatsoper, Rusalka for the Glyndebourne Festival under Sir Andrew Davis, and Lisa (Pique Dame) with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy. In 2015 and 2016 she took part in the production of Rodelinda at the Bolshoi Theatre, singing the title role. In season 2017-2018 Dina Kuznetsova takes her acclaimed portrayal of Katya Kabanová to New Zealand Opera in Patrick Nolan’s production under Wyn Davies. Since Fall 2018, Ms. Kuznetsova has served on Faculty of Cleveland Institute of Music as a Voice teacher and Director of opera scenes.


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  • Pittsburgh Opera
    Madama Butterfly

    Oct 6, 9, 12, 14

  • Cleveland Opera Theater
    Madama Butterfly

    Apr 27, 29

  • New Zeland Opera
    Katia Kabanova

    Sept 16, 19, 21, 23

  • Municipal de Santiago

    May 12, 15, 17, 20, 22

  • Florida Grand Opera
    Eugene Onegin

    Jan 28, 31; Feb 4, 9

  • Bolshoi Theatre

    Dec 13, 15, 17, 19


Since 2018, Dina Kuznetsova (Toliver) has served on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music.
She teaches Applied Voice, directs Opera Scenes and teaches the Graduate Audition Seminar.
Ms. Kuznetsova is a member of National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) and serves on the New York Festival of Songs (NYFOS) Artists' Council.

In her teaching, Kuznetsova emphasizes the technical principles of bel canto combined with detailed work on artistic interpretation and expression. Previously, Ms. Kuznetsova has taught at University of Akron School of Music and served as an Artist-in-Residence at Fairmont State University. She has given numerous Masterclasses, including Ohio Chapter of NATS and Nightingale Opera Theater Young Artist program, and has been featured in Nationals Public Radio and PBS broadcasts.



Dina Kuznetsova Toliver

11021 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH
USA 44116

Recent Perfomances

Handel's Rodelinda

at the Bolshoi Theatre in Richard Jones’ production under Christopher Moulds

Eugene Onegin

the role Tatyana at Florida Grand Opera

The Metropolitan Opera

the role of Samaritana in Francesca da Rimini by Riccardo Zandonai

Madama Butterfly

Dina Kuznetsova as Cio-Cio San at the Atlanta Opera

Rachmaninov's The Bells

with Washington's National Symphony Orchestra under Vassily Sinaisky.

Dvorak's Rusalka

under Konstantin Chudovsky at Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile


under Konstantin Chudovsky at Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile

Katya Kabanova

at Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile


  • Dina Kuznetsova gave a striking perfomance as Tatiana. She projected her versatile soprano and beautifully phrased singing with great agility and strength, delivering superb pianissimos.

    Jean-Francois Lejeune, Opera News, April 2017
  • It's Kuznetsova's unsparing musical performance that really turns you to jelly. Kuznetsova has ample volume, passion and intelligence.

    Neil Fisher, The Times

  • Kuznetsova's rapturous voice is lovely and supple, making a triumph of the opera’s most famous scene.It is, indeed, a tour de force which earned some of the most sustained applause heard in recent seasons.

    Bill Hirschman, Florida Theater on Stage
  • Dina Kuznetsova is outstanding in Anthony Minghella's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the London Coliseum."

    William Hartston, Express

  • Of the three soloists, all making NSO debuts as well, the standout - literally - was the soprano Dina Kuznetsova; her warm, clear voice was able to cut through the masses of sound

    Anne Midgette, Washington Post
  • Among a vast cast [at The Met]...Dina Kuznetsova's rich, distinctive soprano made an impact in her scene of farewell as Francesca's sister Samaritana

    New York Post