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Sofiya Almazova

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Sofiya Almazova

Singer/Mezzo

I was born in Moscow, where I completed my music theatre studies at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts and continued my education from 2011-2016 with Prof. Mario Diaz at the Salzburger Mozarteum. Since 2016 I am studying post-graduate at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Wien.
2010 I won the Rübezahl competition in Karpacz, Poland. Also I received the Young Talent Award at the Grandi Voci singers competition of the Oper im Berg festival in Salzburg
In June 2013 I was selected for the Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project where I performed the roles of Die dritte Dame in a kids’ production of Mozart’s "Die Zauberflöte" and Saint Margarete in a critically acclaimed concert performance of Braunfels "Szenen aus dem Leben der Heiligen Johanna” (Jeanne d’Arc) with the ORF Symphony Orchestra of Vienna, the Salzburg Bach Choir, the Salzburg Festival and Theater Children’s Chorus under the baton of Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck.
I performed in a number of productions at the Salzburger Mozarteum, including roles such as Mozart´s Sesto in "La Clemenza di Tito" with conductor Josef Wallnig and director Eike Gramss, Monteverdi's Ottavia in "L'incoronazione di Poppea" with conductor Gernot Sahler and director Karoline Gruber and Bizet's Carmen with Gernot Sahler and director Alexander von Pfeil.
In December 2016 I was awarded the Lilli-Lehmann-medal by the Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg. In early 2017 I celebrated my debut with the Teatro alla Scala in Milano as Lehrbub in Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg". I recently performed the role of Bradamante in a “Alcina” production of Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität Wien under the baton of Prof. Niels Muus and director Dmitriy Bertman in Vienna and in the theatre of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.
Right now I perform the role of Sandmännchen in Humperdinks "Hänsel und Gretel" in the Volksoper Vienna, where I also will sing in April 2018 the role of Dritte Elfe in the "Rusalka" of Dvorak.
In February 2018 I am invited by the Krasnojarsk State Opera House (Russia) to sing the title role "Rafael" of Arensky.