Vasilisa Berzhanskaya

Mezzo-soprano

Vasilisa Berzhanskaya graduated from the Russian Gnessin Musical Academy. In 2016, she studied at the Rossini Academy in Pesaro under the supervision of Alberto Zedda. In 20142015, she was a soloist with the Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theatre in Vladivostok. In 20152017, she participated in the Young Artists Opera Program of the Bolshoi Theatre. In 2016, she made her debut at the Bolshoi Theatre. Since 2017, she has been a soloist with the German Opera in Berlin. Since 2019, she has also been a soloist of the Novosibirsk Opera (NOVAT). She appeared at the Rossini Festival in Pesaro, Salzburg Festival, at the Basel Theatre, Dutch National Opera, Concertgebouw, Roma Opera, Verona Philharmonic Theatre, Florence Opera Theatre and at the International House of Music in Moscow.

The singers repertoire includes Marchesa Melibea in Il viaggio a Reims, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Angelina in La Cenerentola, and the title role in Giovanna dArco by Rossini, Siebel in Gounods Faust, Fenena in Verdis Nabucco, Maddalena in Verdis Rigoletto, Olga in Tchaikovskys Eugene Onegin, Vagaus in Vivaldis Juditha triumphans, Aristaea in Vivaldis LOlimpiade, Diane in Offenbachs Orphée aux Enfers, Romeo in Bellinis I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Dido in Purcells Dido and Aeneas, Lel in Rimski-Korsakovs Snow Maiden, and Despina in Mozarts Così fan tutte. Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Roma Opera and Rigoletto at the Mario Del Monaco Theatre in Treviso featuring Vasilisa Berzhanskaya were recorded and broadcasted.

Vasilisa Berzhanskaya cooperated with Alberto Zedda, Daniele Gatti, Donald Runnicles, Mariss Jansons, Dmitry Jurowski, Vladimir Jurowski, Andrea Marcon, Enrique Mazzola, Giampaolo Bisanti, Alexander Vedernikov, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Dmitry Korchak, Stefano Montanari, Philipp Chizhevsky, Fabio Mastrangelo, Giacomo Sagripanti, Felix Korobov, Gintaras Rinkevičius, and other conductors, as well as with Barrie Kosky, Mario Martone, Damiano Michieletto, Stefano Vizioli, Dmitry Belyanushkin, Kirill Serebrennikov, Emma Dante, Robert Carsen, Vyacheslav Starodubtsev, Katharina Thalbach, and other directors.

In 2018, she made her debut with the Mikhailovsky Theatre as Rosina.
  • Nomination for the International Opera Awards (2020, Young Singer nomination)
  • Russian National Opera Award Onegin for Rosina in NOVAT (2019)
  • 1st Prize and Audience Award for the International Vocal Competition Debut (2018, Germany)
  • 3rd Prize and Audience Award for the International Viotti Competition (2018, Italy)
  • Russian Radio Award (2018)
  • Elena Obraztsova Foundation Award (2018)
  • Grand Prix for the 4th Muslim Magomayev International Vocal Competition (Moscow, 2016)
  • 2nd Prize and Special Prize For the Best Performance of a Piece by a 20th-Century Composer for the Elena Obraztsova International Competition of Chamber Music (St Petersburg, 2014)
  • 2nd Prize for the 2nd Russian National Musical Competition (Moscow, 2014)
  • 2nd Prize for Grand Opera TV Competition (2014)
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