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 including the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, the Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Real in Madrid, 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, which she has performed with such conductors as Riccardo Muti, Bruno Bartoletti, James Conlon, Nello Santi, Donato Renzetti, Alain Altinoglu, Carlo Rizzi, and Nicola Luisotti, among others.
Recent engagements include her debut in a concert staging of Verdi’s Macbeth led by CSO Music Director Riccardo Muti and her appearance as a featured 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 special performance of Verdi’s Messa da 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. In 2015, she is scheduled to make her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut performing the title role in Puccini’s Tosca.
A native of Saint Petersburg, 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.