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 International Competition for Romance Performers in Tallinn (2nd prize, 2005)
- Prize-winner of the All-Russia Competition for Romance Performers (Grand Prix, 2004)
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
Zita in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi
Lola, Lucia in Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana
Maddalena, Giovanna in Verdi's Rigoletto
Dunyasha in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride
Larina, Nanny in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
Ksenia's nurse, Innkeeper in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov
Marta in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta
Nanny in Rubinstein's The Demon
Berta in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia
Ida in Strauss' Die Fledermaus
Clairon in Strauss's Capriccio
Clotilde in Bellini's Norma
Third Lady in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte
Flora in Verdi's La Traviata
Page in Wagner's Lohengrin
Arabian Doll in Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. An Opera
Dragonfly, Mother, Chinese Cup in Ravel's L’enfant et les sortilèges
Pig in Valdgardt's The Cat's House
Bronka in Weinberg's The Passenger
Marthe Schwertlein in Gounod's Faust
Gertrude in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette
Herodias in Strauss' Salome
Gertrud in Engelbert Humperdinck's The Gingerbread House, or Hänsel und Gretel
Bianca in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia
Madame Bersin in Shelygin's The Toy Seller
Vanya in Glinka's A Life for the Tsar (in concert)
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)
Madame de la Haltière in Massenet's Cendrillon (in concert)
Parts in the productions:
Remembering the song
Music Is My Soul (concert)
Viva Verdi! (gala concert)
Maria Callas (Musical offering)
Bravissimo! (opera mix)
Rossini (musical divertissement)
This is Opera! (dramatized performance)
Opera&Jazz (New Year's Eve Show)
Johann Strauss, the Waltz King (gala concert)
Waltzes, Tangos & Foxtrots (gala concert)
Offenbach Gala (concert)