Russian mezzo-soprano Alisa Kolosova has triumphed in major venues around the world, including the Paris Opéra, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Vienna State Opera, Glyndebourne, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
A graduate of the Atelier Lyrique at the Paris Opéra, Kolosova was a participant in the 2009 Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project. She first came to international attention when she sang Giuditta in Mozart’s Betulia liberata under Riccardo Muti at the 2010 Salzburg Whitsun Festival.
Between 2011 and 2014, she was a member of the Vienna State Opera ensemble, where her roles included Pauline (The Queen of Spades), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Fenena (Nabucco), Annio (La clemenza di Tito), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) and Bersi (Andrea Chénier).
Career highlights include acclaimed performances as Isoletta in Bellini’s La straniera at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, her role debut as Dalila (Samson et Dalila) at the Basel Theatre, Maddalena (Rigoletto) at the Bavarian State Opera and the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Samaritana (Francesca da Rimini) at La Scala and Bizet’s Carmen in Novara and on tour in China.
Her successes on the concert platform include her Carnegie Hall debut in Scriabin’s First Symphony and Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Riccardo Muti, Schubert’s Mass in E- flat Major with Muti at the Salzburg Festival, the Mozart Requiem and Vivaldi’s Magnificat in Rome, Schubert’s Mass in A-flat Major with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vivaldi’s Magnificat with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Muti and the Verdi Requiem with the Orchestre National de France, the Oslo Philharmonic and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the BBC Proms, as well as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Mikko Franck.
Recent performances include Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) at the Hamburg and Bavarian state operas, Nabucco at the Dutch National Opera and the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Federica (Luisa Miller) in Chicago, Néris (Médée) in Salzburg and Marina (Boris Godunov) at the Concertgebouw.