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Albina  Shagimuratova

Albina Shagimuratova

Albina Shagimuratova studied at the Kazan Conservatoire and completed her postgraduate studies at the Moscow Conservatoire. She also graduated from the Houston Grand Opera Studio.

The singer made her European debut as the Queen of the Night (Mozarts Die Zauberflöte) at the Salzburg Festival under the baton of Riccardo Muti. She performed this part at the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, La Scala, the German Opera in Berlin, the Bolshoi Theatre, at the opera theatres of Vienna, Munich, Hamburg, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, as well as at the Lucerne Festival among others.

Albina Shagimuratova performed Donna Anna (Mozarts Don Giovanni) at the Glyndebourne Festival and at the Mariinsky Theatre, Violetta (Verdis La traviata) at the Houston Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, German Opera in Berlin, and at the Vienna Opera, the title role in Donizettis Lucia di Lammermoor at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Los Angeles Opera, German Opera in Berlin, Bolshoi Theatre, and Houston Opera, Gilda (Verdis Rigoletto) at the Mariinsky Theatre, German Opera in Berlin, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and at the San Francisco Opera, Countess di Folleville (Rossinis Il viaggio a Reims) at the Bolshoi Theatre, Elvira (Bellinis I puritani) at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Aspasia (Mozarts Mitridate, re di Ponto) at the Royal Opera House, the title role in Rossinis Semiramide with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Albert Hall and at the Bavarian Opera, Konstanze (Mozarts Die Entführung aus dem Serail) at the Bavarian Opera and at the Houston Opera, as well as Neala (Donizettis Il paria) at the Barbican Hall in London. The singer performed the soprano solo in Brittens War Requiem at the Bruknerhaus in Linz, the National Centre for the Arts in Ottawa, the Paris Philharmonic Society, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Gasteig Hall in Munich, at the Musikverein in Vienna, and at the Edinburgh International Festival.

She also performed at the G20 Summit at the Constantine Palace in St Petersburg, at the opening of the Summer Universiade in Kazan, at the annual summer concert series of the Lyric Opera of Chicago in the Millennium Park, and at the BBC Proms in the Albert Hall with Rachmaninoffs Bells conducted by Edward Gardner. She participated in Tcherniakovs production of Glinkas Ruslan and Lyudmila conducted by Vladimir Jurowski at the opening of the reconstructed stage of the Bolshoi Theatre (available on DVD). In 2017, she portrayed the legendary soprano Adelina Patti in a new film version of Tolstoys Anna Karenina. In 2018, Opera Rara released the recording of Rossinis Semiramide with Albina Shagimuratova in the leading role.

She has collaborated with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Hans Graf, Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, James Conlon, Sir Andrew Davis, Adam Fischer, Patrick Summers, Peter Schneider, Nicola Luisotti, Laurent Campellone, Maurizio Benini, Giorgio Morandi, Alain Altinoglu, and Robin Ticciati. Albina Shagimuratova has also performed with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Florence Musical May Festival, and with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
  • The title Honoured Artist of Russia (2017)
  • The title Peoples Artist of Tatarstan (2009)
  • Golden Mask Highest National Theatre Award (Best Female Role in Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor at the Tatar Opera Theatre; 2012)
  • Tatarstan State Tukai Award (2011)
  • 1st Prize and Golden Medal for the Tchaikovsky International Competition (2007)
  • Prize for the Viñas International Vocal Competition (Barcelona, 2005)
  • Prize for the Glinka International Vocal Competition (Chelyabinsk, 2005)


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