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Dramatic Soprano
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Anna Shafajinskaja at the KREMLIN in MOSCOW - 2012   BIOGRAPHY    

Ukraine-Canadian Dramatic Soprano Anna Shafajinskaia was born in Odessa .

She graduated at the Music Gnessin’s University of Moscow, Russia.

 

At the beginning of her Carrer she won the prestigious
 LUCIANO PAVAROTTI WORLD COMPETITION  
in  PHILADELPHIA ,

getting the opportunity to Debut as  TOSCA  beside Luciano PAVAROTTI himself
as M.Cavaradossi ! 

 

After her Debut beside Mr PAVAROTTI in TOSCA ,

she regularly appears world wide in prestigious Theaters like :

LONDON COVENT GARDEN - LICEU of BARCELONA - REAL of MADRID - OPERA de PARIS - BERLIN DEUTSCHE OPER - AMSTERDAM - DALLAS - 
TEATRO COMUNALE of FIRENZE - TEATRO MASSIMO of PALERMO - TORRE del LAGO PUCCINI
and many others !

 

In U.S.A. she also won   The Best Debut Artists Award at NYCO  .

 

She also got a NOMINATION for  MARIA CALLAS AWARD  at DALLAS .

 

Anna has emerged as one of the most important dramatic sopranos of our time .

When she decided to face her first "TURANDOT” with WNO :
she was called "A sensation" by Rodney Milnes of "The Times" .

 

Later she did TURANDOT at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden :  
"The Times" wrote "reminiscent of Callas" (by Matthew Connolly) .

 

The prestigious "Opera Magazine" of London wrote about Anna :

"She sings with great assurance and truly imperious quality that few achieve".

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  Reviews
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"THE TIMES", London, by Neil Fisher, May 31, 2011

"Shafajinskaia's platinum-plated soprano glints with menace, but there's enough in the

emotional tank to make one of Turandot's last and the revealing lines, "my glory is over",Anna Shafajinskaja as TURANDOT at LICEU de BARCELONA

sound more then a little poignant."

 

 OPERA CANADA", Magazine, 2006.     
"Shafajinskaja's emotionally charged voice is huge, but lustrous and creamy, and her coloratura

ability allows her dramatic spinto repertoire to include bel canto. Her high notes are effortless

and her acting skills are superb." –

 

OPERA NEWS” Magazine, NYC, 2007.
Shafajinskaia, who has achieved success as Turandot, Lady Macbeth and Gioconda managed

to satisfy the composer’s demands for a large voice capable of reaching high notes and also

operating with considerable power in the lower registers. Her voice sounds like a mezzo with a

high reach.”


THE NEW YORK TIMES”, March 24, 2008.

‘Anna Shafajinskaia, with a dark and powerful soprano, easily cut through the thick orchestral

textures.’ Tosca

 

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She also appears regularly in many OPERA GALA and in other kind of Concerts , like :

 

- MESSA DA REQUIEM by Verdi- with New Jersey State Orchestra, USA;
                                                           Bartok Festival in
Italy;

- WAR REQUIEM by Britten- twice in different years with Porto Symphony Orchestra, Portugal;

- SYMPHONY No. 14 by Shostakovich - twice in different years, many cites of Japan;

 

CONDUCTORS : Marcello Viotti;

Maurizio Arena; Marco Armiliato; Steuart Bedford; Andrey Boreyko; Rani Calderon; GiulianoAhha SHAFAJINSKAJA - Dramatic Soprano

Carella; Riccardo Chailly; Francesco Corti; Stéphane Denève; Gabriele Ferro; Valery Gergiev;

Omri Hadari; Michyoshi Inoue; Graeme Jenkins; Lothar Koenigs; Robert Lyall; Friedemann

Layer; Daniel Lipton; Fabio Luisi; George Manahan; Lorin Maazel; Steven Mosteller; Edoardo

Muller; Yannick Nezet-Seguin; Paolo Olmi; Anne Randine Overby; Carlo Palombo; Marcello

Panni; Victor Pablo Perez; Carmine Pinto; Friedrich Pleyer; Sergey Ponkin; Eve Queler; Carlo

Rizzi; Andzej Rozbicki; Claudio Scimone; Michail Senkevich; Alessandro Siciliani; Alesandru

Samuele; Julian Smith; Pinchas Steinberg; Muhai Tang; Alexander Vedernikov; Willie

Anthony Waters; Sebastian Weigle; Kari-Lynn Wilson; Zhang Xian…

 

PARTNERS on stage  :

 Louis Quilico , Luciano Pavarotti , Sergej Larin ,

Giuseppe Giacomini; Vladimir Galouzin; Fabio Armiliato; Daniela Dessi; Alberto Cupido;

Marcello Giordani; Salvadore Fizichella; Dennis O'Neill; Sir Wilard White; Carlo Guelfi;

Lucio Gallo; Francisco Casanova; Richard Leech; Richard Marginson; Robert Dean Smith;

Gwyn Hughes Jones; Carl Tanner; Roberto Scandiuzzi; Franco Farina; Paata Burchuladze;

Jean-Philippe Lafont; Larisa Diadkova; Elizabetta Fiorillo; Allan Monk; Walter Fraccaro;

Frank Porretta; Antonio Nagore; Maurizio Camincini; Vassily Gerello; Ian Storey; Elena

Zaremba; Renzo Zulian; Cesar Hernandes; Badry Maisuradze; Robert Lloyd; Dario Volonte;

Raimo Laukka; Jeljko Lucic; Jose Luis Duval; Peter Rose; Yu Qiang Dai; Carlo Ventre; Raul

Melo; Silvio Sazon; Todd Thomas; Arutjun Kotchinian…

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Anna Shafajinskaja
TURANDOT
"In questa Reggia"

 

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Anna Shafajinskaja
TURANDOT

"Figlio del Cielo"

 

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ANNA SHAFAJINSKAIA
MACBETH 
(G.Verdi)
"Una macchia è quì tutt'ora"

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ANNA SHAFAJINSKAIA
  &  JORGE DE LEON
ANDREA CHENIER
Duetto Atto IV°
"
Vicino a tè s'acqueta"
TEATRO REAL de MADRID

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ANNA SHAFAJINSKAIA
Andrea Chenier
"
La mamma morta"
GRAN TEATRO del LICEU de BARCELONA


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