Svetlana Smolentseva

Svetlana Smolentseva


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2017Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraUlrica
2015Verdi: Don CarloLa princesse Eboli
2015Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaRosina
2014Verdi: OtelloEmilia
2013Mozart: Don GiovanniDonna Elvira
2013Smetana: The Bartered Bride (Prodaná Nevesta)Ludmilla


Russian Mezzo-soprano Svetlana Smolentseva was born in Moscow and studied singing under T.Semenova. She continued her studies at the Voice department of School of Music Cologne with Edda Moser and graduated in 2009. In the season 2016-17 Svetlana  performs Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera) at the Stadttheater Bremerhaven. In the season of 2014-15 Svetlana Smolentseva made there her successful role debut as Eboli in Verdi's Don Carlos. From 2012 she was a member of Stadttheater Bremerhaven, where she made her debut as Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni). In this theatre, Svetlana appeared in many alto- and mezzo roles. She performed Dominga (Love and other Demons by Eotvos), Kathinka (Prodana nevesta), Rosina (Il Barbiere), Hansel (Hansel und Gretel), Emilia (Otello), Flora (la Traviata), Manja (Mariza) and Tod (Bluthochzeit by Szokolay) among others. Her first engagements were at the Cologne Opera House and Kazakhstan National Opera. Svetlana appeared also at Festival Wernigerode and at Belcanto Festival 'Rossini in Wildbad' (Cenerentola, Ser Marcantonio and Il Noce di Benevento, productions with Naxos CD recording).In 2008 Svetlana with great success sang the title role in the baroque opera Alcione by Marais in Odeon Vienna (with Armonico Tributo under the baton of  L.Duftschmidt, stage director Ph.Harnoncourt).As a concerting singer Svetlana Smolentseva collaborated with the Chamber Music Ensemble of Moscow State Philharmonic under the direction of T. Grindenko. She performed concert programmes which included the works by Purcell, Handel and Vivaldi. Svetlana also performed solo parts in Requiem Mozart, Stabat Mater Pergolesi Gloria Vivadi and many others. She appeared at the Rheinegau Festival (Germany), Richter Festival in Moscow (Russia) and Festival in Colmar (France). 

Svetlana participated in master-classes by M.Caballe, G.Schnaut, D.Vdovin and R.Gimenez. Ms. Smolentseva was a winner of III Young Vocalist National Competition and Festos Competition (Moscow). She won a DAAD Fellowship, Richard-Wagner-Foundation Scholarship and European Music Academy Prize.
In Svetlana’s opera repertoire there are Adalgisa, Carmen, Santuzza and Amneris among others.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera Ulrica Immediately Stadttheater Bremerhaven 2017
Verdi: Don Carlo La princesse Eboli Immediately Stadttheater Bremerhaven und Städtisches Orchester Bremerhaven 2015
Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia Rosina 24 hours Stadttheater Bremerhaven Und Städtisches Orchester Bremerhaven 2015
Verdi: Otello Emilia Immediately Stadttheater Bremerhaven Und Städtisches Orchester Bremerhaven 2014
Mozart: Don Giovanni Donna Elvira 24 hours Stadttheater Bremerhaven Und Städtisches Orchester Bremerhaven 2013