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 inPHILADELPHIA
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
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
"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",
sound more then a little poignant."
CANADA", Magazine, 2006. "Shafajinskaja's emotionally charged voice is huge, but lustrous and creamy, and
ability allows her dramatic spinto repertoire to include bel
canto. Her high notes are effortless
and her acting skills are superb." –
NEWS” Magazine, NYC, 2007. “Shafajinskaia, who has achieved success as Turandot, Lady Macbeth and Gioconda
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
NEW YORK TIMES”, March 24, 2008.
‘Anna Shafajinskaia, with a dark and powerful soprano, easily
cut through the thick orchestral
She also appears regularly in many
OPERA GALA and in other kind of Concerts , like :
- MESSA DA
by Verdi- with New Jersey State
Bartok Festival in Italy;
twice in different years with Porto Symphony Orchestra, Portugal;
- SYMPHONY No. 14
Shostakovich - twice in
different years, many cites of Japan;
_______________________________________________________________________________________ Anna Shafajinskaja TURANDOT
"Figlio del Cielo"
________________________________________________________________________ ANNA SHAFAJINSKAIA
MACBETH (G.Verdi) "Una macchia è quì tutt'ora"
____________________________ ANNA SHAFAJINSKAIA
& JORGE DE LEON ANDREA CHENIER Duetto Atto IV°
"Vicino a tè
s'acqueta" TEATRO REAL de MADRID
_________________________________________ ANNA SHAFAJINSKAIA Andrea Chenier
"La mamma morta"
GRAN TEATRO del LICEU de BARCELONA