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Aida Garifullina
Biography

1987

Aida Garifullina was born in Kazan. When she was 13, she became a grant holder of Fyodor Chaliapin Fund and was awarded "Voice of the Year". In the same year Aida performed at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow during the festival in “Gifted Children of Tatarstan”. She studied voice in Nurnberg Siegfried Jerusalem and with Claudia Visca in Vienna.

During her studies and after she graduated, Aida was invited to various events and festivals.

2005

In 2005 she took part in the celebration of the 1000th anniversary of Kazan, where she sang in front of numerous foreign delegations, the President of UNESCO, President of Turkey, as well three Russian presidents - Boris Yeltsin, Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev.

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 professor Claudia Vissa.

2009

The students and staff of the University staged Mozart's opera "Così fan tutte” ("Everybody do so"), in which Aida made her debut, singing a part of Despina.

2010

Aida finishes her study in Vienna Conservatory. In October she participates in the Muslim Magomaev First International Competition of Vocalists in Moscow.

In 2010 Aida participated in the Muslim Magomaev’s First International Competition of Vocalists in Moscow, and began a creative collaboration with famed composer Walter Afanaseff.

2011

On November, 3 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, Aida participated in the closing ceremony of the XXVI World Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China.

2012

On June, 6 Aida was lucky to appear on the largest Opera stages in Europe – Arena di Verona in Italy, where she met outstanding Placido Domingo, who emphasized the beauty of her rare sound color.

On August 19-25 Aida participated in the Placido Domingo’s "Operalia"prestigious international vocal competition, where she passionately performed the party of Nanetta (Falstaff), Snegurochka (Snegurochka – Snow maiden), Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro), Juliet (The Capulets and the Montagues). And as a result here came the Victory! From now on Aida is the owner of the First prize of Operalia 2013.

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, the maestro Placido Domingo organizes joint concerts on the world opera stages - on October, 10 in Beijing, on October, 30 in Moscow Bolshoi Theatre.

2013

In London she performed the party of Susanna together with maestro Valery Gergiev, who believed in her talent.

On January 5, 7, the Mariinsky Theatre performed the premiere of the most popular Mozart opera – “The Marriage of Figaro”. The opera was performed by the director Yuri Alexandrov, Russian national artists Yuri Laptev, IldarAbdrazakov etc.

On March, 29 and May, 7 Aida performed Adina in the opera "The Elixir of Love" by Gaetano Maria Donizetti.

On May, 3 Aida was honored to participate in the grand opening of the new stage of the Mariinsky Theatre and perform “The Marriage of Figaro”. The further plans are to perform the part of Gilda in Rigoletto and the party of Nanetta in Falstaff.

On 6 July, 2013 Aida took part in the opening ceremony of the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan and also performed in the gala concert "Chaliapin. Nureyev. Kazan" with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev. Most recently, Aida won the Placido Domingo’s prestigious international vocal competition "Operalia". After which followed a series of concert performances with Maestro Domingo.

On October, 16 Aida Garifullina was granted the Certificate of Gratitude of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan and the title of the Honoured Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan.

In January, 2013 by the invitation of Valery Gergiev, Aida had a very successful debut at the Mariinsky Theatre singing Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro. In March of the same year Aida was invited by Maestro Gergiev to perform Adina in Donizetti’s L’eslisir d’amore, also at the Mariinsky.

  • 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»
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W.A.Mozart C-Moll Mass

Madrid (25-27 April)

25-27 April Madrid, Spain
W.A.Mozart C-Moll Mass
Conductor: Giovanni Antonini and Spanish National Orchestra
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  • On December, 5 Aida performs on the stage in Toronto (Canada)

    10 December 2013

    On December, 5 Aida performs on the stage in Toronto (Canada)

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    Aida sings in a duet with Andrea Bocelli during the «David Foster & Friends» Charity Gala, organized to help children.

  • On November, 29 Aida sings in the Mariinsky Theatre

    29 November 2013

    On November, 29 Aida sings in the Mariinsky Theatre

    _DSC3014.JPGAida performed Adina in the premier of the «The Elixir of Love» opera by Gaetano Maria Donizetti in the Mariinsky Theatre.

  • On October, 30 Aida Garifullina sings with Placido Domingo in the Bolshoy Theatre.

    1 November 2013

    On October, 30 Aida Garifullina sings with Placido Domingo in the Bolshoy Theatre.

    _MG_0130.JPG_MG_0224.JPGOn October, 30, 2013 the stage of the Bolshoy Theatre hosted the Charity Concert of two great tenors — Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras. Among the concert participants are Aida Garifullina (soprano), Virginia Tola (soprano), Margarita Gritskova (mezzo soprano).

  • On October, 25 Aida will sing in the Mariinsky Theatre

    2 September 2013

    On October, 25 Aida will sing in the Mariinsky Theatre

    _DSC3017.JPGAida will perform Adina in the premier of the «The Elixir of Love» opera by Gaetano Maria Donizetti in the Mariinsky Theatre.

  • Early October Placido Domingo invited Aida to sing on the concert in China

    2 September 2013

    Early October Placido Domingo invited Aida to sing on the concert in China

    фотография (4).JPGAo Li, bass-baritone, the prize-winner of the Operalia 2013 international vocal competition will also participate in the concert.

  • Aida ti sing on the concert in Cyprus

    1 September 2013

    Aida ti sing on the concert in Cyprus

    DSCF5297.JPG7th Charity Cyprus Russian Gala-Concert will take place on September 14 in Nicosia.

    According to ITAR TASS News Agency the concert will take place in the official residence of the President of Cyprus in cooperation with the Ministry of education and culture of the Republic, Embassy of the Russian Federation in Nicosia, under auspices of the spouse of the President of Cyprus.

    According to Olga Balakleets words, for all these years this concert became one of the largest symbols of the good relationship between Cyprus and Russia, preserving and developing historical, cultural, political and economic links.

    As a tradition all the money gained from the tickets distribution will be transferred to the oldest charity fund of the island — Radiomarathon fund, helping disabled children.

    Every year political, business and cultural elite of the Cyprus, including the Head of the Republic, members of the parliament gather to listen to Russian and Cyprus singers.

    Among the participants of the Gala concert are the Cyprus Symphonic Orchestra and Russian Opera Singer, the Ambassador of the Universiade 2013 Aida Garifullina.

  • Aida became a winner of the Operalia 2013

    27 August 2013

    Aida became a winner of the Operalia 2013 Опералия

    On August, 25 Aida won the first prize of the Operalia 2013 prestigious international vocal competition.

    Аида и Доминго
  • Aida participated in the New Wave 2013 opening ceremony

    12 August 2013

    Aida participated in the New Wave 2013 opening ceremony

    IMG_0567.JPGOn July 23 Aida as a guest singer of the New Wave International Young singers contest performed «White Bird» song.

  • Aida participated in the Opening ceremony of the Universiade 2013 in Kazan

    12 August 2013

    Aida participated in the Opening ceremony of the Universiade 2013 in Kazan

    On July, 6 Aida took part in the opening ceremony of the XXVII World Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan, the ceremony with the participation of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

  • Aida sings in Monte Carlo

    10 June 2013

    Aida sings in Monte Carlo On July, 24 Aida will perform the duet with the famous Italian tenor Alessandro Safina in Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild (France).
  • On July, 17 Aida will sing in Kazan!

    10 June 2013

    On July, 17 Aida will sing in Kazan!

    On July 17, in the framework of the Cultural Universiade Aida will participate in the Gala concert, held in the Musa Jalil Tatar Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.

    The concert participants are the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra (Conducted by Valery Gergiev), top opera singers Anna Netrebko, Ildar Abdrazakov, Albina Shagimuratova.

  • Aida in the Mariinsky Theatre!

    10 June 2013

    Aida in the Mariinsky Theatre!

    On June, 17 the second stage of the Mariinsky Theatre will host the Shalyapin Gala with the participation of Albina Shagimuratova (soprano) and Aida Garifullina (soprano).

  • Aida features in music video

    10 June 2013

    Aida features in music video

    On May, 21-23 Aida participates in music video for a new song of Igor Krutoy «White bird».

    Director — Oleg Gusev, Cameraman — Sergey Dubrovsky, Producer — Anna Melnik, Stylist — Alisher

  • Aida performed at the Arena di Verona Festival

    2 June 2013

    Aida performed at the Arena di Verona Festival

    On June 2 Aida had a performance at one of the largest opera scenes in Europe - Festival Arena di Verona in Italy. Aida sang an aria "Je veux vivre" from the opera "Romeo and Juliet". Italian newspaper «L'Arena» writes:

    "Beautiful soprano of Aida Garifullina made the heart beat faster last night, she's a real star! Her interpretation of the Juliete's aria is so good that even forced to forget about the beauty of the singer!"

    Fragment of TV-concert which gathered for more than five million viewers, can be found at the official channel of Aida on YouTube and here on the official website of the singer.

  • Aida performs in the Mariinsky Theatre

    17 April 2013

    Aida performs in the Mariinsky Theatre

    On May, 3 Aida performs «The Marriage of Figaro» together with Ildar Abdrazakov in the grand opening of the new stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.

    On May, 10 — «The Elixir of Love» by Gaetano Maria Donizetti.

  • "L'elisir d'amore "in the Mariinsky

    28 March 2013

    "L'elisir d'amore "in the Mariinsky _DSC3014.JPGOn March, 29 and May, 7 Aida performed Adina in the premier of the «L'elisir d'amore» opera by Gaetano Donizetti in the Mariinsky Theatre.
  • Aida in the Mariinsky Theatre

    9 March 2013

    Aida in the Mariinsky Theatre

    _DSC3014.JPGAida Garifullina was invited by the maestro Valery Gergiev to perform Adina in the opera «The Elixir of Love» by Gaetano Maria Donizetti.

    The opera will be performed at the end of March on the stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.

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