The National Theatre Prize goes to Daria Rositskaya
This year too the National Theatre Opera awarded its traditional prize to a young talented singer, who has been invited to appear in one of its new productions in the next season. At the Antonín Dvořák International Vocal Competition in Karlovy Vary, the accolade was bestowed to the superb Russian mezzo-soprano Daria Rositskaya, this year’s winner of the Song category and holder of second prize in the Opera category. At the final concert, she have a dazzling account of Sesto’s aria “Parto, parto...”, for which she also received the Prize for the Best Performance of a Mozart aria. Daria Rositskaya studied at the Academy of Young Opera Singers within the Mariinsky Theatre and the State Academy of Performing Arts in St. Petersburg. At the present time, she is a soloist of the renowned Beyond the Mirror theatre in St. Petersburg, where she has performed as Angelina in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Dorabella in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Nicklausse in Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann, Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and other parts. She appeared in the title role in Bizet’s Carmen at the International Festival of Young Opera Singers in Rheinsberg, Germany. Rositskaya also sang in concert performances of operas, including at the New Stage of the Bolshoi Theatre and the Helikon Opera Theatre in Moscow.