Alexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva

Mezzo-soprano
Alexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva

She graduated from the Kazan State Conservatory (Tatarstan) in 1993. After her debut as Lel in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden she joined the Dgalil Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (Tatarstan) in 1992. Starting from 1994 she also worked at the Udmurt State Opera and Ballet Theatre. In the two theatres she performed leading parts such as Carmen in Bizet’s Carmen, Pauline in Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades, Olga in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Konchakovna in Borodin’s Prince Igor, Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and Siebel in Gounod’s Faust.  She was honoured with the Best Role award for her interpretation of the Princess in Dargomyzhsky’s Rusalka and Rosina in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia. In the spring of 2001 she sang Mistress Quickly in the production of Verdi’s Falstaff in Kazan (directed by Erik Vos and conducted by Marco Boemi) and participated in its opening tour in Europe.

She made her Novaya Opera debut as Ratmir in Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila in 1995 and joined the theatre in 2001.

She has participated in the following arts projects: Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible, the Nordic Triad (conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky),Verdi’s Requiem and Mahler’s Symphony No 2 (with the Cairo Symphony Orchestra),Verdi’s Rigoletto (in concert, conductor Michael Güttler),Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night (conductor Mikhail Pletnyov),Verdi’s Falstaff, and Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (conductor Marco Boemi). She has taken part in international music festivals in Norway, Iceland, Estonia and Bulgaria and performed in concerts during the Days of Russian Culture in Lithuania, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Hungary.

 The singer has toured in Italy, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Israel and Cyprus. Jointly with the Novaya Opera Orchestra she participated in the tour of the Symphonic Mania show across France.

 She is a permanent guest singer of the Osipov Folk Instruments Orchestra.

 Since 2012, she has been a guest singer of the Bolshoi Theater.

 Alexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva has her name entered in the books Udmurt Women. 20th Century (2002) and Udmurt Multiethnic Stage Culture (2014).

Awards and Honours:

  • Honoured Artist of Udmurtia
  • Prize-winner of the All-Russia Competition for Romance Performers (Grand Prix, 2004)
  • Prize-winner of the International Competition for Romance Performers in Tallinn (2nd prize, 2005)

Roles performed at the Novaya Opera:

Countess, Milovzor in Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades
Konchakovna in Borodin's Prince Igor
Lel in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden
Ratmir in Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila
Lola, Lucia in Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana
Maddalena, Giovanna in Verdi's Rigoletto
Zita in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi
Dunyasha in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride
Ksenia's nurse, Innkeeper in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov
Larina, Nanny in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
Marta in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta
Nanny in Rubinstein's The Demon
Berta in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia
Clairon in Strauss's Capriccio
Clotilde in Bellini's Norma
Flora in Verdi's La Traviata
Ida in Strauss' Die Fledermaus
Third Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte
Page in Wagner's Lohengrin
Arabian Doll in Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. An Opera
Bronka in Weinberg's The Passenger
Dragonfly, Mother, Chinese Cup in Ravel's L’enfant et les sortilèges
Gertrud in Engelbert Humperdinck's The Gingerbread House, or Hänsel und Gretel
Gertrude in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette
Herodias in Strauss' Salome
Bianca in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia
Marthe Schwertlein in Gounod's Faust
Vanya in Glinka's A Life for the Tsar
Pig in Valdgardt's The Cat's House
Vlasyevna in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Maid of Pskov (in concert)
Old Gipsy Woman in Rachmaninoff's Aleko (in concert)
Gertrude in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette (in concert)
Herodias in Strauss' Salome (in concert)
Mezzo-soprano parts in the concerts Viva Verdi!Music Is My SoulRemembering the song
Parts in the productions: Maria Callas (Musical offering), Johann Strauss, the Waltz King (gala concert), Waltzes, Tangos & Foxtrots (gala concert), Bravissimo! (opera mix), Rossini (musical divertissement), This is Opera! (dramatized performance), Opera&Jazz (New Year's Eve Show)

Discography:

«Bravissimo!» (DVD)

Glinka's A Life for the TsarEngelbert Humperdinck's The Gingerbread House, or Hänsel und GretelBorodin's Prince IgorWeinberg's The PassengerGounod's FaustGounod's Romeo et Juliette. Alexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva as Gertrude, Irina Kostina as Juliette. Press night on November 28, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovStrauss' Salome. Herodias – Alexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva. January 31, 2016. Photo by Daniil Kochetkov.Rachmaninoff's Aleko in concert. Gipsy Woman – Alexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva, An old gipsy – Dmitry Grigoriev. January 27, 2016. Photo by Daniil Kochetkov.Borodin's Prince Igor. Alexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva as Konchakovna, Marat Gareyev as Ovlur. Photo by Daniil KochetkovViva Verdi! (gala concert)Alexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva. Soiree of Pyotr Tchaikovksy's Romances. January 16, 2015. Photo by Daniil KochetkovSpain is My Love. Alexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva's Recital. June 10, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovSpain is My Love. Alexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva's Recital. Piano EKaterina Maklyarskaya. June 10, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovSpain is My Love. Alexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva's Recital. Piano Ekaterina Maklyarskaya. June 10, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovAlexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva. Mezzo-Sopranos at Novaya Opera. February 24, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovTchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades. Alexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva as the Countess. Photo by Daniil KochetkovAlexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva as RatmirAlexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva as RatmirAlexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva. Piano Ekaterina Maklyarskaya. Russian Vocal Music. Soirees in the Mirror Foyer on 17 May 2013. Photo by Daniil KochetkovStrauss's Capriccio. A scene from the perfomance. Alexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva as Clairon. Photo by Daniil KochetkovRimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride. Tatyana Pechnikova as Marfa, Alexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva as Dunyasha. Photo by Daniil KochetkovRavel's L’enfant et les sortilèges . Alexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva as the Dragonfly, Victoria Shevtsova as the ChildStrauss' Die Fledermaus. Alexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva as Ida, Galina Koroleva as Adele. Photo by Alexander SterninConductor Fabio Mastrangelo. January 17, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovThis is Pure Bacchus. Alexandra Saulskaya-Shulyatieva. April 26, 2014. Photo by Daniil Kochetkov

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