Valeria Pfister

Mezzo-soprano
Valeria Pfister

Valeria Pfister graduated from the Shnitke State University of Music in Moscow (Prof. Shadrina's class) in 2010. She worked with the Moscow State Chapel under Vadim Sudakov in 2002. She collaborated with the Pokrovsky State Academic Chamber Music Theatre of Moscow. Valeria Pfister joined the Novaya Opera in 2003 as a member of the chorus; in 2007 she became a soloist. The singer performs mezzo-soprano parts and participates in concert programmes.

Awards and Honours:

  • Moscow City Literature and Arts Prize in the Musical Art Nomination for the part of Liese in Weinberg's The Passenger (2018)
  • Prize-winner at the Bella Voce International Competition of Young Vocalists (1st prize, 2006)

Roles performed at the Novaya Opera:

Konchakovna in Borodin's Prince Igor
Lel in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden
Lyubasha in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride
Naina, Ratmir in Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila
Uknown Woman (Letter from an Uknown Woman) in Voice of a Woman (opera novellas)
Olga in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
Pauline, Governess in Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades
Adalgisa in Bellini's Norma
Lola in Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana
Page in Wagner's Lohengrin
Cherubino in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro
Female Cat, Squirrel in Ravel's L’enfant et les sortilèges
Madam, Sorceress in Michael Nyman and Henry Purcell's DIDO
Maddalena in Prokofiev's Maddalena
Miss Jessel in Britten's The Turn of the Screw
Pig in Valdgardt's The Cat's House
The Page of Herodias in Strauss' Salome
Stéphano in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette
Liese in Weinberg's The Passenger
Siébel in Gounod's Faust
Gertrud in Engelbert Humperdinck's The Gingerbread House, or Hänsel und Gretel

Perfiryevna in Rimsky-Korsakov's The Maid of Pskov (in concert)
Stéphano in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette (in concert)
Page in Strauss' Salome (in concert)

Alto in Mozart's Requiem
Parts in the productions:
Maria Callas (musical offering)
Ten Sopranos(gala concert)
Tribute to Evgeny Kolobov (concert)
Romances by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Sergey Rachmaninov (concert)
Bravissimo! (opera mix)
Rossini(musical divertissement)
O Mozart! Mozart… (Requiem)
Johann Strauss, the Waltz King (gala concert)

Discography:

Bravissimo! (DVD)

Weinberg's The PassengerWeinberg's The PassengerWeinberg's The PassengerWeinberg's The PassengerWeinberg's The PassengerWeinberg's The PassengerWeinberg's The PassengerGounod's FaustGounod's FaustProkofiev's MaddalenaRimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride. Valeria Pfister as Lyubasha. February 19, 2016. Photo by Daniil Kochetkov.Valeria Pfister. The Epiphany Festival gala concert. February 7, 2016. Photo by Daniil Kochetkov.Elizaveta Soina, Valeria Pfister. Mozart's Requiem. MIPAC, January 15, 2016. Photo by Daniil Kochetkov.Strauss' Salome. Herodias – Margarita Nekrasova, The page of Herodias – Valeria Pfister. September 14, 2015. Photo – Daniil KochetkovBach's St. Matthew Passion. Olga Ionova as soprano, Valeria Pfister as alto. January 11, 2015. Photo by Daniil KochetkovMarina Karpechenko, Valeria Pfister. Piano Mikhail Segelman. The Angel, the Demon and Others. The concert dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of Mikhail Lermontov's Birth. October 23, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovTchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. Aleksey Neklyudov as Lensky, Valeria Pfister as Olga. September 15, 2014. Photo by Svetlana MelnikovaTchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. Valeria Pfister as Olga, Vasily Ladyuk as Onegin. September 15, 2014. Photo by Svetlana MelnikovaBrittten's The Turn of the Screw. Susanna Hurrell as the Governess, Valeria Pfister as Miss Jessel. August 27, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovBitten's The Turn of the Screw. Valeria Pfister as Miss Jessel, Yaroslav Abaimov as Peter Quint. August 27, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovMichael Nyman and Henry Purcell's DIDO. Valeria Pfister as the Madam and Sorceress, Elena Mitrakova as a Schoolteacher and the First WItch, Irina Romishevskaya as a Schoolteacher and the Second Witch. June 19, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovMezzo-Sopranos at Novaya Opera. Valeria Pfister. February 24, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovValeria Pfister, Aleksey Tatarintsev Love Duets. February 14, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovDmitry Orlov as the First Soldier, Vitaly Efanov as the Second Soldier, Annemarie Kremer as Salome, Valeri aPfister as the Page, Maksim Ostroukhov as Narraboth. Juanuary 23, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovCharles Castronovo (USA) as Romeo, Alexander Skvarko as Tybalt, Andjey Beletsky as Count Capulet, Ilya Kuzmin as Mercutio, Valeria Pfister as Stéphano, Anton Vinogradov as Paris January 17, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovReverse Perspective. Concert of Russian Choral Music. January 12, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovMusical Literature. The concert in the Mirror Foyer. Valeria Pfister. Juanuary 13, 2014. Photo by Daniil KochetkovWagner and His Contemporaries during The Two Worlds of Two Maestros festival. November 2, 2013. Photo by Nadezhda TitovaVoice of a Woman (opera novellas). Valeria Pfister in Spadavecchia's Letter from an Unknown Woman. Photo by Ivan MurzinRimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden. Elena Terentieva as Snow Maiden, Valeria Pfister as Lel. Photo by Daniil KochetkovTen Sopranos (gala concert ). Tatyana Pechnikova and Valeria Pfister. Photo by Daniil KochetkovMascagni's Cavalleria rusticana. Valeria Pfister as Lola, Alexander Skvarko as Turridu, Tatyana Smirnova. Photo by Daniil KochetkovTchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. Valeria Pfister as Olga, Yaroslav Abaimov as Lensky. Photo by Daniil KochetkovValeria Pfister and Marina Zhukova. Photo by Daniil KochetkovGlinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila. Valeria Pfister as Ratmir. Photo by Daniil Kochetkov

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