The mission of modern opera voices of Russia is to represent the Russian culture around the world. Nowadays top Russian opera voices can be heard in Milan and New York. Still, they all unanimously agree that only Russian audience can fully appreciate the emotional component of their performances.
This Russian baritone became known to the world after winning in the opera competition in Cardiff, England in 1989. After that Hvorostovsky has performed in opera houses in Europe and Russia and has released more than 20 solo albums. A rare natural gift of Hvorostovsky is reinforced by his hard work and artistic sensitivity.
“Russian Cinderella” with enchanting soprano, today Maria Guleghina is well-known far beyond her home country. She became mostly known for her leading role in the opera Tosca. Critics call her a singer “who has Verdi in her blood.” The dominant feature in Guleghina works are her “power” solos, which can only the works Gulegina are the “power” of the party, which can only be mastered by the like so her strong soprano.
Abdrazakov is not only a talented opera singer, but also a social activist as well. For some time he even served as a Minister of Culture of the Republic of Bashkortostan. Abdrazakov debuted at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. Today Askar is a soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Despite the fact that Olga Borodina lives near the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, recently you can enjoy her unique mezzo-soprano only in Milan or New York. Yet Borodinastill calls herself a soloist of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Russian soprano Anna Netrebko, by critics’ evaluation, has climbed to the top of the unattainable Olympus of contemporary opera. Her repertoire includes Russian and Italian opera parts. Netrebko’s2003 solo album became the best-selling collection of opera music. Today, Anna is one of ten of the world-famous Russian artists, and is also one of the highest paid stars of classical music.
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