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.