Svetlana Kasyan

Soprano Svetlana Kasyan entered the Moscow State Conservatoire in 2006 and currently studies with Prof. Galina Pisarenko. From 2007 to 2008 she took part in the International Vocal Schools, where her mentors were Diana Zola and Richard bado (Houston Grand Opera), George Darden (Metropolitan Opera), Gloria Guida Borelli and Giandomenico Bisi. She also took part in master-classes of Caroline Dumaux and Anna Bonitatibus. In 2008/09 she performed the rle of Euridice in Gluck's Orfeo and Euridice at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire; in 2009 she performed the role of Maddalena in Rossini's Il viaggo a Reims at the Moscow International House of Music.

Since October 2010 she has become the member of the Young Artists Program of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia where she took part in the master-classes of George Darden, Gloria Guida Borelli, Laura Claycomb, Joan Rodgers and Luba Orfenova among others. In June 2010 she was awarded the Second Prize at the International Shalapin Competition in Plyos and subsequently took part in the laureate's gala concert at the Miskolc Opera Festival. She also took part in the Svyatoslav Richter International Festival in Tarussa.

Svetlana made her debut at the Bolshoi as Kupava in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden in November 2010. In June 2011 she has also made her debut in the title-role in Puccini's Tosca at Yekaterinburg State Theatre of Opera and Ballet. She has also had a study course at the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists Program of the Washington National Opera in April 2011 as part of the exchange between young artist programs of WNO and Bolshoi Theatre.


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