Anna Shafajinskaia, Soprano. Born in Ukraine. APA Artists' Management Alexandra Mercer - www.apaartistsmanagement.com/annashafajinskaia/




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Dramatic soprano Anna Shafajinskaia was born in Odessa, Ukraine, studied at the Gnesin's Academy of Music in Moscow and moved to Canada where she took Canadian nationality. She went on to win a total of 14 international competitions, including the 5th Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition resulting in her appearing as Tosca opposite Luciano Pavarotti which launched her international career. She was also winner of the Best Debut Artist's Award at New York City Opera and nominated for the Maria Callas Award at Dallas.

Career highlights include the following:

AIDA: title role

L'AMORE DEI TRE RE: Fiora

L'AMOUR DES TROIS ORANGES: Fata Morgana

ANDREA CHENIER: Maddalena de Coigny



LA BOHEME: Musetta

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Santuzza

LA FORZA DEL DESTINO: Leonora


LA GIOCONDA: title role



IOLANTA: Iolanta

LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK: Katarina

MACBETH: Lady Macbeth



NABUCCO: Abigaille


I PAGLIACCI: Nedda

PIQUE DAME: Lisa




RUSALKA: Princess

SADKO: Ljubava Buslajevna

TOSCA: title role






TURANDOT: title role (Alfano ending)






















TURANDOT: title role (Berio ending)
Opera Ontario

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

De Nederlandse Opera

Den Norske Opera;
Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona;
Teatro Real Madrid

Opera in Concert Toronto

The NBR New Zealand Opera

Deutsche Oper Berlin;
New National Theatre Tokyo

Deutsche Oper Berlin;
Opéra de Nice;
Opéra Royal de Wallonie

Kentucky Opera Company

Israeli Opera

Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino;
Teatro Massimo di Palermo;
Bolshoi Theatre

Dallas Opera;
Bergen Festival

In concert in London

Mariinsky Opera Theatre;
Dallas Opera;
Finnish National Opera;
Oper Frankfurt

Opera In Concert Toronto

Opera In Concert Toronto

Opéra National de Paris (Bastille);
New York City Opera;
Finnish National Opera;
Theater Regensburg;
Den Norske Opera;
Deutsche Oper Berlin

Royal Opera Covent Garden;
Semperoper Dresden;
Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona;
Opéra de Montpellier;
Opera Nacional de México;
San Diego Opera; Dallas Opera;
New Orleans Opera;
Florida Grand Opera;
Opera Columbus;
Opera Festival of New Jersey;
Opéra Royal de Wallonie;
Welsh National Opera;
L'Opéra de Montréal;
Bolshoi Theatre;
Mariinsky Opera Theatre;
Torre del Lago Puccini Festival;
Michigan Opera Theatre;
NCPA, Beijing;
Tokyo's Olympic Stadium;
The Opening of Guangzhou Theatre with
Lorin Maazel
Bremer Festival

De Nederlandse Opera


Concerts:

She also appears regularly in concert including many Opera Galas and very notably as soprano soloist in Verdi MESSA DA REQUIEM; Britten WAR REQUIEM; SYMPHONY No. 14 Shostakovich.

Most recent concerts:

TOKYO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: soprano solo in SHOSTAKOVITCH SYMPHONY NO 14, recorded for AVEX in Tokyo and Hiroshima; BRITTEN WAR REQUIEM - Casa da Música Porto; TURANDOT at NCPA, Beijing; Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, WNO; Maddalena "Andrea Chenier" Teatro Real; Verdi's "Requiem" with New Jersey State Opera Orchestra, Iolanta with Kentaky Opera Company: Santuzza with New Zealand Opera; Katerina Izmailova "The Lady of Mtzensk" in Tel-Aviv.

Among the conductors under whom she has worked are:

Maurizio Arena; Marco Armiliato; Steuart Bedford; Andrey Boreyko; Rani Calderon; Giuliano Carella; Riccardo Chailly; Francesco Corti; Stéphane Denève; Gabriele Ferro; Valery Gergiev; Omri Hadari; Michyoshi Inoue; Graeme Jenkins; Lothar Koenigs; Robert Lyall; Friedemann Layer; Daniel Lipton; Fabio Luisi; George Manahan; Lorin Maazel; Inoue Michiyoshi; Steven Mosteller; Edoardo Muller; Yannick Nezet-Seguin; Paolo Olmi; Carlo Palombo; Marcello Panni; Victor Pablo Perez; Carmine Pinto; Friedrich Pleyer; Sergey Ponkin; Eve Queler; Carlo Rizzi; Claudio Scimone; Michail Senkevich; Alessandro Siciliani; Julian Smith; Pinchas Steinberg; Muhai Tang; Alexander Vedernikov; Marcello Viotti; Willie Anthony Waters; Sebastian Weigle; Kari-Lynn Wilson; Zhang Xian.

Theatres where she has worked include:

The Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Opéra National de Paris - Bastille; Opera de Nice; Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona); The New National Theatre Tokyo; Teatro Massimo Palermo; Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Torre del Lago Puccini Festival; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Oper Frankfurt; Semperoper Dresden; New York City Opera; The Dallas Opera; Nederlandse Opera; Concertgebouw Amsterdam; The Mariinsky Theatre; The Bolshoi Theatre; Finnish National Opera; Den Norske Opera; Opera National de Montpellier; Opéra Royal de Wallonie; Welsh National Opera; Florida Grand Opera; Lyric Opera of San Diego; New Orleans Opera; Opera Columbus; Palacio de Bellas Artes Mexico City; Opéra de Montréal; Opera Festival of New Jersey; Opera Ontario Hamilton; Michigan Opera Theatre; NCPA (Beijing); Kentucky Opera Company; New Jersey State Opera.

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