Biography

Alisa Kolosova

Current as of July 2019

Russian mezzo-soprano Alisa Kolosova has triumphed in major centres of music all over the world, including the Paris Opéra, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Vienna State Opera, the Glyndebourne Festival, the Kennedy Center in Washington and New York’s Carnegie Hall. A graduate of the Atelier Lyrique at the Paris Opéra, Alisa Kolosova was a participant in the 2009 Salzburg Festival’s Young Singers Project. She first came to international attention when she sang Giuditta in Mozart’s La Betulia liberata under Riccardo Muti at the 2010 Salzburg Whitsun Festival. Between 2011 and 2014 she was a member of the Vienna State Opera ensemble, where her roles included Pauline (The Queen of Spades), Olga (Eugene Onegin), Fenena (Nabucco), Annio (La clemenza di Tito), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly) and Bersi (Andrea Chénier).
Career highlights include her acclaimed performances as Isoletta in Bellini’s La straniera at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, her role debut as Dalila (Samson et Dalila) at the Basel Theatre, Maddalena (Rigoletto) at the Bavarian State Opera and for the Rome Opera, her debut at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam in a new production of Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette, Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass under John Eliot Gardiner at the Zurich Tonhalle and the Foreign Princess (Rusalka) under Andrew Davis at the Paris Opéra.
Her successes on the concert platform include her Carnegie Hall debut in Scriabin’s First Symphony and Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Muti, Mozart’s Requiem and Vivaldi’s Magnificat at the Rome Opera, Schubert’s A flat major Mass with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vivaldi’s Magnificat with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Muti and Verdi’s Messa da Requiem with the Orchestre national de France under Jérémie Rhorer, with the Oslo Philharmonic and with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the BBC Proms.
Among Alisa Kolosova’s most recent successes have been Marina (Boris Godunov) at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Samaritana in Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini at La Scala, Suzuki at the Hamburg State Opera and Olga at the Lyric Opera of Chicago as well as Schubert’s E flat major Mass with the Vienna Philharmonic under Muti at the 2018 Salzburg Festival and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Mikko Franck.

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