Dramatic coloratura soprano Tatiana Serjan is considered one of today’s leading prima donnas, especially for her portrayal of Lady Macbeth.
Serjan made her international debut at the Teatro Regio in Turin in Macbeth, an opera she has performed in some of the most important theaters around the world where she regularly appears, including the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Regio in Parma, Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Real in Madrid, Teatro São Carlos in Lisbon, Opernhaus Zürich, and the Dallas Opera, as well as at the Ravenna Opera Festival, the Bregenz Festival, and the Salzburg Festival.
Her repertoire ranges from Un ballo in maschera, Il trovatore, Aida, Attila, La battaglia di Legnano, and I due Foscari to Norma, Tosca, Andrea Chénier, Sancta Susanna, and Nabucco.
Recent engagements include her debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a concert version of Verdi’s Macbeth led by CSO music director Riccardo Muti and her appearance a soloist with Muti and the CSO for Verdi’s Requiem, which was performed as a part of a celebration of Verdi’s 200th birthday on October 10, 2013, and streamed live as webcast. Serjan also joined Maestro Muti in July 2014 for a performance of Verdi’s Requiem at the Ravenna Festival to recognize the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Additional appearances include Ernani at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome with Muti, Tosca at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Nabucco with the Rome Opera in Japan. She is scheduled to make her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut in the title role of Puccini’s Tosca in 2015.
A native of Saint Petersburg, Tatiana Serjan initially studied the piano. She continued her studies at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, graduating with distinction, and went on to study voice with Franca Mattiucci at the Accademia delle Voci in Turin. She made her debut at the Opera Studio in Saint Petersburg in La traviata in 1994, and in 1996, she made her stage debut in La bohème. In 1997, she toured Germany singing Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Così fan tutte.