• Biography

    A native of Moscow, Dina Kuznetsova is an alumna of the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Soprano Dina Kuznetsova went on to star in a number of productions there including The Cunning Little Vixen, Rigoletto, Romeo et Juliette and, marking her role debut as Tatyana, Eugene Onegin under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis.

    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 Mimi and Musetta (La boheme), 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 Romeo et Juliette. Her passionate portrayal of Tchaikovsky's Tatyana ((Eugene Onegin) has brought her huge success at Lyric Opera of Chicago, at Opera 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 Rusalka and Katya Kabanova for Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile; Katya Kabanova for 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.

    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.

    This 2016-2017 season Dina Kuznetsova makes an anticipated debut as Jenůfa in Jorge Lavelli’s production for Teatro Municipal de Santiago de Chile, as well as returning to the roles of Tatyana for Florida Grand Opera and Rodelinda for the Bolshoi Theatre in Richard Jones’ production under Christopher Moulds.

    In 2018, she sang the title role in Madama Butterfly at Pittsburgh Opera.

    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.

    Since Fall 2018, Ms. Kuznetsova has served on Faculty of Cleveland Institute of Music as a Voice teacher and Director of opera scenes. 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.