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Visiting Artist

Alisa Kolosova

Kolosova was born in July 1987 in Moscow. She is fast becoming one of the most exciting opera singers of her generation. Despite her relative youth Alisa Kolosova has already had tremendous success singing at internationally renowned venues such as Opéra National de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Glyndebourne Festival, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Ravenna Festival, Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, Kennedy Center of Washington DC, Salzburg Festival etc. Working with such conductors as Ivor Bolton, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Diego Fasolis, Vasily Petrenko, Alain Altinoglu, Andris Nelsons, Gianandrea Noseda, Adam Fischer, Evelino Pido, Paolo Carignani, Alexander Vedernikov, Franz Welser-Möst, Placido Domingo and Riccardo Muti.

Winner of several competitions, she was the recipient of a 2009 Special Prize Special Prize of the Jury at the Francisco Viñas Competition in Barcelona. In 2009 she was member of “Young Singers Project” at the Salzburg Festival and in 2010 of “Accademia Rossiniana” in Pesaro.

Member of the Atelier Lyrique at the Opéra National de Paris, she is currently a resident member of the Vienna State Opera.

In May of 2010 she sang her highly acclaimed international operatic debut in role of Giuditta in Mozart’s LA BETULIA LIBERATA, in a new production of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival, under the baton of Maestro Riccardo Muti; this production was also revived at Ravenna Festival.

In August of 2010 she performed as Marchesa Melibea in IL VIAGGIO A REIMS at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro under the baton of Andrea Battistoni.

Her last engagements include EVGENIJ ONEGIN (Olga) at the Opéra National de Paris, Händel’s MESSIAH at the Den Norske Opera in Oslo and at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC (National Symphony Orchestra), in both cases under the baton of Rinaldo Alessandrini. Gluck’s ORPHÉE ET EURIDICE (Orphée) at the Opéra National de Paris, RUSALKA at the Glyndebourne Festival under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis, Vivaldi’s Farnace with Max-Emmanuel Cencic in a tour of concerts under the baton of Diego Fasolis.

During the 2011/12 season she was acclaimed for performance of Mahler’s LIEDER EINES FAHRENDEN GESELLEN under the baton of Riccardo Muti in Shangai and Beijing (at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Music Festival), a recital at the Musashino Cultural Foundation in Tokyo, Vivaldi’s FARNACE at the Opéra de Lausanne, Massenet’s MANON and Prokofiev’s L’AMOUR DES TROIS ORANGES at the Opéra National de Paris, Mozart’s Requiem and Vivaldi’s Magnificat at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, EVGENIJ ONEGIN (Olga) at the Bayerische Staatsoper, ZHIZN' ZA TSARYA by Glinka (A Life for the Ztar) at Opéra Berlioz de Montpellier (Festival of Radio France)under the baton of Alexander Vedernikov.

During the 2012/13 season she sang Schubert’s Mass n. 5 with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischer Rundfunks in Munich under the baton of Riccardo Muti and Respighi’s Oratorio di Natale at December Nights Festival of Sviatoslav Richter in Moscow. She also performed as Fatima in a concert version of Weber’s Oberon at Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow under the baton of Alexandr Rudin and Musica Viva.

At Vienna State Opera Alisa Kolosova sang in such operas as Janacek's KATYA KABANOVA, Strauss Salome, Mozart's LA CLEMENZA DI TITO, Tchaikovsky's PIQUE DAME and EUGEN ONEGIN, Wagner's RHEINGOLD and Die Feen, Verdi's NABUCCO and Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY under the baton of Placido Domingo.

Alisa Kolosova closed 2013 season with Vivaldi’s Magnificat and Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Riccardo Muti.

Her future plans are Dvorak's RUSALKA at Opéra National de Paris, EUGENE ONEGIN with Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, EUGEN ONEGIN and RIGOLETTO at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Skryabin Symphony No 1, Prokofiev's ALEXANDER NEVSKY and Mozart's Requiem with Chicago symphony orchestra under the baton of Riccardo Muti in Carnegie Hall, DAS LIED VON DER ERDE with Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France in Paris under the baton of Mikko Franck, EUGEN ONEGIN at Chicago Lyric Opera.

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