Sofia Nagast

Sofia Nagast


Young dramatic voice
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«Here there is a big dramatic voice for future wagner heroines»
Christa Ludwig (2016)
«La voce è piena, rigogliosa e generosa nelle ampie frasi»
Il trillo parlante (2017)
2018Mascagni: Cavalleria RusticanaSantuzza
2018Puccini: Suor AngelicaSuor Angelica
2018Fixed positions etc.Soprano
2018Puccini: Suor AngelicaSuor Angelica
2018Wagner R.: Tristan und IsoldeIsolde
2018Boito: MefistofeleElena
2016Stravinsky: Berceuses du chatVoice
2016Stravinsky: 4 Russian SongsSoprano
2016Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroMarcellina
2016Wagner: Wesendonck-Lieder für Sopran und OrchesterUnknown
2016Puccini: Manon LescautManon Lescaut
2015Janáček: Otce Náš, JW 4/29Soprano
2015Puccini: Turandot2 Ancella
2015Puccini: Suor AngelicaConversa
2015Mahler: Symphony No. 4, G majorSoprano
2014Purcell: Dido and AeneasDido
2011Joplin: TreemonishaTreemonisha
2000Beethoven: Ah! perfido, Op. 65Soprano
2000Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48, D minorSoprano


Born in Saint Petersburg (Russia) in 1989. Graduated in Singing with Cum Laude at “L. Cherubini” Conservatoire of Florence and at "G. Verdi" Conservatoire of Milan, she also studied with Eva Marton, Erika Grimaldi, Helena Lazarska, Tamara Novichenko, Giovanna Casolla, Vitalba Mosca and Christa Ludwig and was the student of Maggio Fiorentino Formazione baroque program, Mozarteum Sommerakademie and l’Accademia di Alto Perfezionamento of Torre del Lago Puccni. Her artistic activities started in 2010 in Russia and Italy. In Saint Petersburg she was the protagonist of the world premiere of the cantata Ash of Ilya Demutsky; with Youth Philharmony Orchestra of St. Petersburg she sang the Stabat Mater of Pergolesi and Vivaldi’s Gloria. In Italy she has continued the in-depth study of sacred and symphonic repertoire: she sang in different occasions with the Orchestra of “L. Cherubini” Conservatoire, performing the Stabat Mater of Pergolesi, Requiem of Faure and Mahler’s Rückert Lieder. In 2014-2015 she has collaborated with the United Orchestras of Tuscany Conservatoires singing Simphony no.4 of Mahler at Siena’s Cathedral, San Francesco Monumental at Lucca and Goldoni Theater at Livorno. In 2015 she was the soloist in the world premiere of Tre quadri di passione of Francesco Gabellieri.  She was selected to partecipate in the masterclass of Daniele Gatti on the Mahler’s Symphony no.4 and she was selected to perform this Symphony with the Symphony Orchestra of “G. Verdi” Conservatoire of Milan at Verdi Hall (November 2015). In 2016 she wins the first prize at “A. Toscanini” Competition in Brescia in the Sacred Music category. In 2016 and 2017 she sings Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Ensemble of “G. Verdi” Conservatoire of Milan, performing at Verdi Hall and Palazzo Marino of Milan, Palladium Thatre at Rome, Olympic Theatre of Vicenza and Vittoria Theatre of Turin for the “Unione Musicale” association. In April 2016 she has collaborated with the Milano Classica at Palazzina Liberty of Milan. She also sang Ah Perfido! of Beethoven with Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra. As for her lyric experience she was the protagonist in Joplin’s Treemonisha (Saschall Theatre, Florence, 2011); Dido in Dido and Aeneas of Purcell in the project of “L. Cherubini” Conservatoire (Florence, 2013); Ancella at Turandot, Conversa and Midinette at Trittico of Puccini (61th Puccini Festival, Torre del Lago, 2015), Marcellina at Le Nozze di Figaro (Verdi Hall, Milan, 2016), Criside at Maderna's Satyricon (Verdi Hall, Milan, 2017). She had numerous concerts, among them the concert dedicated to Sibelius and Puccini at 61th Puccini Festival in which she had the honor to perform with Satu Jalas, niece of J. Sibelius. She collaborated with different music associations, such as Florence Opera house, Firenze Lirica, Toscana Classica, Wagner Society of Milan, Amici del Loggione of La Scala Theatre, Barlassina’s Belloni theatre and Milan Symphony Orchestra “La Verdi”. In 2016 she won the 3rd prize in the “A. Toscanini” competition in Opera singing category; in 2017 she won the 3rd prize in the “Franca Mattiucci” competition. Also she is a holder of the Scholarship of Bayreuth Festival 2016 and the Scholarship of the Academia Vocalis for the masterclass with Christa Ludwig, which characterized her voice as “perfectly suitable for the dramatic Wagnerian heroines in the future, which already results to be the Wagnerian soprano”.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana Santuzza Immediately 2018
Puccini: Suor Angelica Suor Angelica Immediately 2018
Fixed positions etc. Soprano Teatro Belloni 2018
Puccini: Suor Angelica Suor Angelica Verdi Hall 2018
Wagner R.: Tristan und Isolde Isolde Easy Opera Ensemble 2018


Wagner scholarship
Sacred music in Toscanini competition
Franca Mattiucci competition
Garlasco competition