In 2018, Victoria Agarkova graduated with honours from the Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS) with a degree in musical theatre directing (Georgiy Isaakyan’s class). In 2019, she did an internship with Kama Ginkas in the Moscow Youth Theatre.
In 2017, she staged Rodion Shchedrin’s choral opera Boyarina Morozova in the GITIS-theatre. In the same year, the production was shown at the all-Russia festival “Imprinted Angel” dedicated to the 85th birthday of Rodion Shchedrin.
In 2017-2018, she taught acting at the Ostankino College of Modern Management, Cinema and TV.
In 2018, she directed the Russian premiere of Benjamin Britten’s opera Owen Wingrave in the Natalia Sats Moscow State Musical Theatre for Young Audiences. The production entered the long list of the Golden Mask Russian National Theatrical Award in 2019. In the same year, she staged Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale in the Russian National Music Museum.
In 2019, she and a group of her colleagues founded the (IN)dependent Theatre. As part of the team she produced Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker (the Pyotr Tchaikovsky Museum in Moscow) and Rachmaninov’s Aleko (one of the winners of the TheatreONstage programme). During the Arts Night-2019, the production of Aleko was shown in the Maksim Gorky Moscow Art Theatre, and an excerpt from the production was performed in the Gelikon Opera.
In December 2019, as part of the programme of UK-Russia Year of Music, she directed the Moscow premiere of Benjamin Britten’s parable opera Curlew River in St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Moscow. The project was organized by the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory jointly with the Royal College of Music (London).
In February 2020, she participated as second director in the production Back and Forth (based on Hindemith’s Hin und Zurück, Puccini’s Tosca, Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, directed by Dmitry Bikbaev) in Gelikon Opera.
She joined the Novaya Opera Theatre in 2018 as an assistant stage director. In 2020, she became a stage director.
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