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Olga Trifonova

Guest of the National Theatre Opera
Born in Leningrad, Olga Trifonova made her stage debut as Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg in 1994. Since, then she is a soloist at this theatre and went on tour with the Mariinsky Theatre to Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, UK and the United States of America.Born in Leningrad, Olga Trifonova made her stage debut as Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg in 1994. Since, then she is a soloist at this theatre and went on tour with the Mariinsky Theatre to Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, UK and the United States of America.Born in Leningrad, Olga Trifonova made her stage debut as Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro) at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg in 1994. Since, then she is a soloist at this theatre and went on tour with the Mariinsky Theatre to Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, UK and the United States of America.
Olga Trifonova has performed at the Salzburg Festival and has portrayed her signature role, Nightingale in Le rossignol, at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. She has been a guest at Opera di Roma and Opera di Parma, was starring Fiakermilli in Strauss’ Arabella at Théâtre du Châtelet Paris as well as Shemacha (Rimsky-Korsakov: The golden cockorel) and, at Oper Graz, she has sung the title role in Cimarosa’s Cleopatra. At St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre she regularly performs the title role in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto or Marfa in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride. Olga Trifonova will make her debut at the Prague National Theatre in September 2010 singing the Nightingale in Stravinsky’s Le rossignol under Tomas Netopil’s baton.
The soprano has performed with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra London, Kuopion Kaupunginorkesteri/Finland, Orchestre de Paris, Philharmonia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Santa Cecilia Rom, St. Petersburg Filharmonic. She was a guest at the »Festival de Música de Canarias«, BBC Proms, Salzburg Festival, Festival Baden-Baden, Gergiev Festival Rotterdam, »Stars of the White Nights«/St. Petersburg, »Vladimir Spivakov Festival«/Colmar, at the Dvorak Festival Prague as well as at the Mikkeli Festival/Finland.
Olga Trifonova gave solo concerts in Canada, France, Russia and the U.S.A. In 1999 she gave a recital at London’s Wigmore Hall, singing songs and arias by Russian composers.
Several recordings reflect her artistic reputation: Strawinsky Le Rossignol (Craft), Pushkin-Celebration (Gergiev), Mussorgsky Boris Godunov (Gergiev), Tschaikowski Queen of Spades (Gergiev). DVD-recordings: Wagner Parsifal (Gergiev), Tschaikowsky Queen of Spades (Gergiev), Rimsky-Korsakov The golden cockerel (Nagano). She takes part in a new studio recording of Wagner Parsifal, conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Olga Trifonova worked with conductors including Robert Craft, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Placido Domingo, Valery Gergiev, Hans Graf, Kent Nagano, Gianandrea Noseda, Daniel Raiskin, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Termirkanov, Michael Tilson Thomas.
In March 2008 Olga Trifonova was awarded the highest honour of Russia: the President named her “Honoured Artist of Russia”.
For more information, visit www.olgatrifonova.com

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