Aida Garifullina

Aida
Garifullina
Soprano

Biography

Aida Garifullina was born in Kazan into a musical family. Her mother Lyalya Garifullina is an Honored Art Worker of the Republic of Tatarstan, currently the Director of the Centre of Contemporary Music n.a. Sofia Gubaidulina, a graduate of The Kazan State Conservatoire (a choir conductor). Lyalya from the very childhood had guided her daughter to classical musical art and has always been providing her with professional support. When Aida was 13, she performed at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow together with Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, next year she became a grant holder of Fyodor Chaliapin Fund.

2005

In 2005, after having received a Grant of Kazan Mayor to study in Germany, Aida went to the High School of Music in Nurnberg, in class of academic vocal of Professor and Rector of the school, the famous tenor Siegfried Jerusalem. In the same year, she participated in a large-scale celebration of the 1000th Anniversary of Kazan.

2007

In autumn she continues studying vocal in the legendary University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, known as Vienna Conservatory, in the class of Prof. Claudia Visca.

2009

The students and staff of the University staged Mozart's opera Così Fan Tutte in which Aida made her debut, singing a part of Despina.

2010

In last year of education in Vienna Conservatory Aida participated in the Muslim Magomaev’s First International Competition of Vocalists in Moscow and became its laureate.

2011

Aida performed Phacelia vocal cycle in the concert held in Modern Music Center and dedicated to 80-years Anniversary of the outstanding modern composer Sofia Gubaidulina, in the presence and with the approval of the author.

On August 23, as the Ambassador of the Universiade, Aida participated at the Closing Ceremony of the XXVI World Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China.

2012

In 2012 Aida was lucky enough to act on the stage of one of the largest Opera festivals in Europe - the Arena di Verona in Italy, where she held her first meeting with Placido Domingo, who noted her beautiful and rare timbre.

A happy occasion brought Aida and Maestro Gergiev in London in summer. The Maestro believed in the young singer's talent and entrusted her with Susanna's part in the Mariinsky Theatre's The Marriage of Figaro.

2013

On January 5 and 7, Aida made her debut at the Mariinsky Theatre in the role of Susanna in the premiere Opera Buffa of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro (Stage Director: Yuri Alexandrov). On the 29th March and the 3th May the repertoire of Aida were included the roles of Adina in The Love Potion.

On May 3, Aida was honored to participate in the Opening of a new stage - the Mariinsky-II (Susanna’s part in The Marriage of Figaro).

On July 6, Aida sang at the Opening Ceremony of Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan. Aida also performed at the Gala Concert as part of Cultural Universiade which took a place in the Tatar State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre n.a. Musa Jalil.

From 19 to 25 of August Aida won the First prize at the International Competition of Opera Singers of Placido Domingo Operalia-2013 in Verona (Italy). At the contest, there were arias of Nanetta (Falstaff), Snow Maiden (The Snow Maiden), Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Juliet (The Capulets And The Montagues Bellini).

It is definitely the turning point of Aida’s career. From that day the art life of young singer makes a great bounce: she receives numerous invitations from the most famous opera theatres of the world. On the 16th October, Aida, was awarded the title Honored Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan and was awarded a Commendation Certificate of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Aida's taking part in this competition Operalia was not only important for winning. Also because she made interesting and creative projects with Placido Domingo. He offered her to take part in a charity concert, which she has done - on the 30th October Aida performed at the concert of Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo at the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, performing the Violetta-Germont duet together with Placido Domingo.

The fruitful 2013 was culminated by two performances at the Mariinsky Theatre and a duet with the star of world Opera scene, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli at the charity Gala concert David Foster & Friends in Toronto.

2014

Aida Garifullina took part at the annual festival Hvorostovsky & Friends of the well-known Russian baritone in Saint Petersburg (Oktyabrskiy Big Concert Hall on the 15th) and in Moscow (the State Kremlin Palace, 19th of March).

In March Aida sang twice in the Mariinsky Theatre: Gilda in Rigoletto (5th of March) and Adina in The Love Potion (23rd of March).

At the end of April Aida performed Great mass C minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart concerts in Madrid (25-27 of April).

On 22nd of May was held the concert of Aida Garifullina and Placido Domingo in her native Kazan. One of the most famous Opera tenors was long-awaited in the capital of Tatarstan. In the end, the visit took place in the year of Culture. Tatneft Arena Hall had a full house because of the success of the concert, attracting thousands of people.

On May 24, the part of Adina in The Love Potion was sung in the Mariinsky Theatre. Here, in the last day of May Aida could be heard in the concert of The XXII International Stars of the White Nights.

On June, 9 Aida Garifullina successfully performed at the Peace Concert Arirang in Seoul. This is the second concert dedicated to peace between North and South Korea. The concert took place in the Concert Hall of Seoul Art Center. Aida performed the aria Casta Diva from Vincenzo Bellini's Norma, Geuriun Geumgangsan and traditional Korean song Miryang Arirang together with Seoul Philarmonic Orchestra under the direction of maestro YunSung Chang.

On 15th and 16th of July Aida made her debut in the role of Natasha Rostova at the Mariinsky Theatre's premiere of Prokofiev's opera War and Peace. The performance, which was specially conceived for the possibilities of the new scene, was put by the famous British Director Graham Vick. The orchestra was directed by Valery Gergiev.

2014 promises to be a turning point in the career of the young singer. The leadership of Stats - Opera (Vienna) signed a contract for 2 years with Aida. She also signed a contract with the record company “DECCA Records” in London. Aida’s creative activity is from now becoming more organized and focused.

On the 19th of October she had her first concert in the biggest opera theatre in Austria — The Vienna State Opera. In the melodrama you already know Gaetano Donizetti «L'elisir d'amore» Aida played the role of Gianetta.

On October 26, Aida performed at the Burgtheater (Vienna) on Doors Open Day.

On 4th and 7th of November was staged the performance from Giacomo Puccini's opera «La bohéme». Aida performed the role of Musetta, the heroin of the play.

On November 8, a performance was held by Aida Garifullina and the legendary Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. They were accompanied by the Ambassade Orchestra Vienna conducted by the American maestro Eugene Kohn. The concert took place in one of the biggest concert venues in Austria: the Wiener Stadthalle.

Two amazing concerts were held in Moscow on 15th and 16th of Nowember to celebrate the 60-years anniversary of the famous Russian composer Igor Krutoy. Gathered on the stage of Kremlin Palace were world class stars Andrea Bocelli, Lara Fabian, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Sumi Cho, Yuri Bashmet and Jivan Gasparyan. Aida Garifullina specially flew in from Vienna, where she curently works, to do her performance to congratulate the maestro's anniversary.

On December 3, in London at Wigmore Hall the Rosenblatt Recital took place. Aida made a great solo program consisting of arias from operas, songs and romances. In two parts of the concert foreign (Leoncavallo, Puccini, Gounod, Delibes) and Russian classics (Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff) were heard.

Aida has a rare beauty soprano, which was formed earlier enough. With a voice posed by nature, at 11 years Aida already could sing simple Opera arias. Tenderness, softness, warmth and depth make her voice today unmistakable. Its implementation always has an inherent impeccable taste, sense of style and restraint and severity in the expression of feelings, caused by its mentality. All of the above, in combination with her external beauty, youth and charm make her executable images, sometimes, simply irresistible.

Repertoire

  • F. Halévy«La Juive» Princess Eudoxie
  • N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov«The Golden Cockerel» Queen of Shemakha
  • S. S. Prokofiev«War and Peace» Natasha Rostova
  • W. A. Mozart«Le nozze di Figaro» Susanna
  • W. A. Mozart «Cosi fan tutte» Despina
  • W. A. Mozart «Die Zauberflöte» Pamina
  • G. Donizetti«L`Elisir d`amore» Adina
  • G. Donizetti«Don Pasquale» Norina
  • G. Verdi «Rigoletto» Gilda
  • G. Verdi«Falstaf» Nanetta
  • G.Verdi «Un ballo in maschera» Oscar
  • G. Puccini«La Boheme» Musetta
  • W. A. Mozart«C — Moll Mass»

Schedule

  • 11, 13, 16, 19 June 2015 Mozart: Don Giovanni (Zerlina) Wiener Staatsoper. Vienna, Austria
  • 6 May 2015 Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (Adina) Wiener Staatsoper. Vienna, Austria
  • 23 March 2015 Recital Musikverein. Vienna, Austria
  • 23, 27 February, 3, 7 March 2015 Halévy: La Juive (Princesse Eudoxie) Wiener Staatsoper. Vienna, Austria

Previous

  • 12 February 2015 Wiener Opernball Wiener Staatsoper. Vienna, Austria
  • 30 January 2015 The 10th edition of the Semperopernball Semperoper. Dresden, Germany
  • 25 January 2015 Ensemble Matinee Concert Musikverein. Vienna, Austria
  • 25, 27 December 2014 Premiere! Rimsky-Korsakov: The Golden Cockerel (Queen of Shemakha) Mariinsky II. Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 3 December 2014 Rosenblatt Recital with Iain Burnside, piano Wigmore Hall. London, United Kingdom
  • 15, 16 November 2014 Concert: The creative evening of Igor Krutoy State Kremlin Palace. Moscow, Russia
  • 8 November 2014 Concert with Andrea Bocelli Wiener Stadthalle. Vienna, Austria
  • 4, 7 November 2014 Puccini: La Bohème (Musetta) Wiener Staatsoper. Vienna, Austria
  • 26 October 2014 Concert Burgtheater. Vienna, Austria
  • 19, 25 October 2014 Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore Wiener Staatsoper. Vienna, Austria
  • 15, 16 July 2014 Premiere! Prokofiev: War and Peace» (Natasha Rostova) Mariinsky II. Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 9 June 2014 Concert: 2d Peace Arirang Concert Hall of Seoul Art Center. Seoul, South Korea
  • 31 May 2014 XXII MUSIC FESTIVAL STARS OF THE WHITE NIGHTS Mariinsky Theatre. Saint Petersburg,Russia
  • 24 May 2014 Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (Adina) Mariinsky Theatre. Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 22 May 2014 Concert with Placido Domingo TatNeft Arena. Kazan, Russia
  • 25, 27 April 2014 Mozart: C-Moll Mass National Auditorium of Music. Madrid, Spain
  • 23 March 2014 Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (Adina) Mariinsky Theatre. Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 19 March 2014 Concert: Hvorostovsky&Friends State Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia
  • 15 March 2014 Concert: Hvorostovsky&Friends Oktyabrskiy Big Concert Hall. Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 5 March 2014 Verdi: Rigoletto (Gilda) Mariinsky Theatre. Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 2 February 2014 Concert Vienna, Austria
  • 22 January 2014 Performance at World Economic Forum Davos, Switzerland
  • 26 December 2013 Verdi: Rigoletto (Gilda) Mariinsky Theatre. Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 5 December 2013 Concert with Adrea Bocelli Toronto, Canada
  • 29 November 2013 Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore (Adina) Mariinsky Theatre. Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 30 October 2013 Concert with Placido Domingo Bolshoi Theatre. Moscow, Russia
  • 14 October 2013 TV Show "Bolshaya opera" TV channel "Russia-Culture"
  • 5 October 2013 Concert with Placido Domingo Beijing Concert Hall. Beijing, China
  • 14 September 2013 Charity concert Cyprus
  • 24 July 2013 Concert in France Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Performing at the Vienna Opera Ball

15 February 2015

In Austria about 500 balls take place every year. But the most prestigious of them is the Vienna Opera Ball, traditionally held on Thursday on the eve of the beginning of the Lent.

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Aida Garifullina at the first time participate in the opening of the Viennese Ball. Standing under warm ovation by the audience of five thousand young soprano sang Juliet's Waltz from the opera by Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet. With Aida at the opening night attended the Ukrainian soprano Olga Bessmertnaya, Spanish baritone Carlos Alvarez and famous ballet dancers.

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That evening, the building of the Vienna State Opera became a huge dazzlingly decorated dance floor. Among the guests came stars of world culture and fashion, as well as major representatives of politics and science.

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Contacts

General Management:

Jo Fry

Askonas Holt Ltd.
jo.fry@askonasholt.co.uk
+44-207-400-17-33

Mark Hildrew

Askonas Holt Ltd.
+44-207-400-17-30

Lyalya Garifullina

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