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Albina Shagimuratova

Soprano

Biography

Albina Shagimuratova in action.
Albina Shagimuratova in Die Zauberflöte, The Royal Opera © ROH/Mike Hoban, 2013

Russian soprano Albina Shagimuratova made her Royal Opera debut in 2013 as Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) and has since sung Donna Anna (Don Giovanni, including on tour in Japan) and Aspasia (Mitridate, re di Ponto).

Shagimuratova grew up in Tashkent and Kazan and began performing at the age of five. She studied choral conducting at Kazan Music College and Kazan State Conservatory of Music and went on to study singing at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, while also performing with the K.S. Stanislavsky and V.I. Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre. In 2007 she won the gold medal in the Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow. Other notable awards include the 23rd Russian National Theatrical Golden Mask Award (Best Opera Actress) for her performances as Lucia di Lammermoor.

Shagimuratova is renowned for her performances as the Queen of the Night, a role she has sung for such companies as the Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala, Milan, Vienna State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, San Francisco Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Los Angeles Opera and at the Lucerne Festival. Other engagements include Adina (L’elisir d’amore) for Vienna State Opera and the Bolshoi Theatre, Violetta Valéry (La traviata) for Houston Grand Opera and the Bolshoi, Lucia di Lammermoor for the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, La Scala and Los Angeles Opera, Gilda (Rigoletto) in Chicago and San Francisco and Lyudmila (Ruslan and Lyudmila) for the Bolshoi. She performs in concert internationally in repertory including the War Requiem.

News and features

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for winter, spring and summer 2014/15

BBC Radio 3 broadcasts of Royal Opera performances announced for winter, spring and summer 2014/15

2 December 2014

Andrea Chénier, La bohème, Die Zauberflöte and others on Opera on 3.

The Royal Opera to tour to Japan in September 2015

The Royal Opera to tour to Japan in September 2015

29 August 2014

Company to perform Macbeth and Don Giovanni in Tokyo, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Photos

Albina Shagimuratova as the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte, The Royal Opera

Albina Shagimuratova as Aspasia, Salome Jicia as Sifare, Michael Spyres as Mitridate, Bejun Mehta as Farnace, Jennifer Davis as Arbate and Lucy Crowe as Ismene in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Michael Spyres as Mitridate and Albina Shagimuratova as Aspasia in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Albina Shagimuratova as Aspasia in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Bejun Mehta as Farnace and Albina Shagimuratova as Aspasia in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Albina Shagimuratova as Donna Elvira in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Albina Shagimuratova

Ekaterina Siurina as Pamina and Albina Shagimuratova as Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte

Albina Shagimuratova and Charles Castronovo in Die Zauberflöte, The Royal Opera

Albina Shagimuratova as Donna Elvira and Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Rolando Villazón as Don Ottavio, Albina Shagimuratova as Donna Anna

Salome Jicia as Sifare and Albina Shagimuratova as Aspasia in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Albina Shagimuratova as Aspasia in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Albina Shagimuratova in Die Zauberflöte, The Royal Opera

Albina Shagimuratova as Aspasia in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Albina Shagimuratova as Donna Anna in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Christopher Maltman as Don Giovanni, Julia Lezhneva as Zerlina, Rolando Villazón as Don Ottavio, Albina Shagimuratova as Donna Anna in Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni

Albina Shagimuratova as Aspasia in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera

Salome Jicia as Sifare and Albina Shagimuratova as Aspasia in Mitridate, re di Ponto, The Royal Opera