Violetta Valéry in La traviata. Previously: Violetta Valéry in La traviata (2012), Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor (2011), Gilda in Rigoletto (2009), Musetta in La bohème (2008), Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute (2008), soloist in The Refuge (2007), Frantík in The Cunning Little Vixen (2007), Sandman/Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel (2006–07). HGO Studio artist (2006–08).
About the Artist:
HGO Studio alumna Albina Shagimuratova (2006–08) has been seen at HGO as Violetta in La traviata (2012); Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor (2011); Gilda in Rigoletto (2009); and Musetta in La boheme and Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute (2008), among others. She first came to international attention as the Gold Medal winner in the 2007 Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, followed by her European opera debut as the Queen of the Night at the Salzburg Festival under the baton of Riccardo Muti. She has also sung the Queen of the Night with the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera, Covent Garden; La Scala (available on DVD); Vienna State Opera; Bavarian State Opera; Deutsche Oper Berlin; San Francisco Opera; Bolshoi Theater; Los Angeles Opera; Hamburg State Opera; and the Lucerne Festival, among others. Her 2016–17 season began with a festival and role debut at the BBC Proms as the title character in Rossini’s Semiramide conducted by Sir Mark Elder at the Royal Albert Hall. The performance will be broadcast and recorded on the Opera Rara label for release in 2017. Other season engagements include her signature role as the title character in Graham Vick’s production of Lucia di Lammermoor at Lyric Opera of Chicago under Enrique Mazzola, the Queen of the Night at Opéra Bastille and the Vienna State Opera, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at the Vienna State Opera, and Aspasia in Mitridate, re di Ponto at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. She will open HGO’s 2017–18 season this fall as Violetta in La traviata.