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Svetlana Shilova (Mezzo-soprano)

Biography

In 1997, she graduated from St. Petersburg State Conservatoire (professor Konstantin Pluzhnikov). As a student worked in chamber musical theatre St. Petersburg Opera, where she sang Polina (The Queen of Spades) and Olga (Eugene Onegin). In 1998-2002, she was a soloist with Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire Opera and Ballet Theatre, where she sang OlgaPolinaMarfa (Khovanshchina), Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride), Iocasta (Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex), Dido (Berlioz’s Les Troyens).
She made her Bolshoi Theatre debut in 2002 in the role of Marfa (Khovanshchina).

Repertoire

Spring (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden
Marta, Laura (Iolanta
Xenia’s Nurse (Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov
The Fortune-teller (Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel
Olga (Eugene Onegin
Polina (The Queen of Spades
Sonyetka (Shostakovich’s The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Princess Linetta (Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges
Matriosha, Mavra Kuzminichna (Prokofiev’s War and Peace
Nanny, Female street vendor (Desyatnikov’s The Children of Rosenthal
Alkonost (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia
Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride
Marina Mnishek (Boris Godunov
Carmen (Carmen
Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus
Teresa (La sonnambula
Konchakovna (Prince Igor
The Snow Queen (Banevich’s The Story of Kai and Gerda
Polina (The Queen of Spades
Sonyetka (Katerina Izmailova
Mezzo-soprano solo in A Hero of Our Time ballet (Part Bela). 

Also in repertoire: 
mezzo-soprano parts in Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Prokofiev’s Alexander NevskyCantata.

Tours

She tours in Russia and abroad. 
In 2006, she appeared at the Mariinsky Theatre in The Snow Maiden
In the same year, she sang Marina Mnishek and Innkeeper (Boris Godunov) at the Chaliapin Opera Festival in Kazan and took part in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in Istanbul (conductor Alexander Rahbari). 
In 2007, she appeared at the Bonn State Opera, singing Khivrya in Mussorgsky’s Sorochinsky Fair (conductor Roman Kofman, director Tony Palmer) and Gertrude (Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel). 
In 2008, she took part in the Territory Modern Art Festival, where she performed mezzo-soprano part in Mozart’s Requiem under the baton of Teodor Currentzis. In the same year, she sang Amneris (Aida) at the Irina Arkhipova presents Opera Festival in Chelyabinsk (conductor Diego Crovetti). 
Took part in 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing Cultural Program. 
In 2010, she performed the part of Mort in Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol, sang Stravinsky’s Pribaoutki and Berceuses du chat at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and Opera national de Lyon (Le Rossignol et autres fables, conductor Kazushi Ono, director Robert Lepage). 

Performed the part of Lyubasha in The Tsar’s Bride at the Lincoln Center Festival (in concert, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, 2014) and at the Hong Kong Arts Festival (conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, 2015). 

In July 2017, she sang the Nurse in Eugene Onegin concert performance at the Aix-en-Profence and Savonlinna Opera Festivals and Marta in Iolanta production in Savonlinna (Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company tour, conductor Tugan Sokhiev). 
In May 2018, she appeared as Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride) at the Shanghai Grand Theatre (Bolshoi’s tour in China, conductor Tugan Sokhiev). 

She also performs chamber music. 
She frequently appears at the music festivals: Three Centuries of Russian Romance and Tarusa WinterSvyatoslav Richter Foundation Music Festival. 
In 2008, she took part in the December Evenings International Music Festival in Moscow. 

In 2010, she took part in a performance of Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle at Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Daniele Callegari).

Awards

In 2005, she won the 3rd prize at the All-Russian Festival-Competition for Young Singers (Lipetsk).




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