•Honoured Artist of Russia •Prize-winner at the I International Elena Obraztsova Young Opera Singers` Competition (St Petersburg, 1999). •Recipient of the Golden Sofit, St Petersburg`s highest theatre prize, for "Best opera role" as Fevronia in The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia (2001).
Born in Bashkiria. Studied at the Gnesins` Russian Academy of Music (class of Zara Dolukhanova). Soloist with the Moscow New Opera from 1998 – 2000, where her repertoire included Wally (Catalani`s La Wally), Tamara (The Demon) and Fevronia (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia). Made her debut at Moscow`s Bolshoi Theatre in March 2000 as Aida (Aida). Mariinsky Theatre soloist since 2000.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes: Nastasia (The Enchantress), Lisa (The Queen of Spades), Fevronia (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia), Katerina Ismailova (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Katerina Ismailova), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Amelia (Un ballo in maschera), Aida (Aida), Floria Tosca (Tosca), Turandot (Turandot), Isolde (Tristan und Isolde), Brunnhilde (Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung).
Repertoire also includes: Wally (La Wally), Tamara (The Demon) and Natasha (Dargomyzhsky`s Rusalka).
Frequently gives concerts in St Petersburg, Moscow and throughout Europe. In July 2001 during the Mariinsky Theatre`s tour to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, she performed a Verdi repertoire including the roles of Amelia (Un ballo in maschera), Aida (Aida) and Lady Macbeth (Macbeth). In August the same year during a tour by the Mariinsky Theatre she made her debut at the Baden-Baden Festival as Brunnhilde (Die Walkure). Has taken part in the Verdi Festival (Parma, Italy), performing as Amelia in Un ballo in maschera (conducted by Valery Gergiev). In 2002 she performed as Kuma (The Enchantress) at the Lisbon Opera (conducted by Zoltan Pesco). In 2004 in Manchester she performed as Lisa in a concert version of The Queen of Spades with the BBC Orchestra (conducted by Gianandrea Noseda). In October 2004 she made her Metropolitan Opera debut, performing as Brunnhilde in Die Walkure alongside Placido Domingo as Siegmund with Valery Gergiev conducting. She performed the same role at the Theatre du Chatelet (Paris) in November 2005 (conducted by Christoph Eschenbach). In July 2005 she took part in the concert programme of the Ravello Music Festival (Italy) under Valery Gergiev. In London in April 2006 with the London Symphony Orchestra she performed Shostakovich`s Fourteenth Symphony under Valery Gergiev. In July 2006 at London`s Albert Hall and in Madrid she performed as Brunnhilde in concert performances of Siegfried with the Paris Symphony Orchestra under Christoph Eschenbach.