Zhanna Alkhazova, Soprano
Establishing her career with performances of some of the greatest roles in the lyric and dramatic repertoire, soprano Zhanna Alkhazova has already distinguished herself as “a veritable force of nature” in the minds of critics and audiences alike. Her most recent engagements include her recital debut in the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall and her role debut in the title role of Tosca with the Martha Cardona Theater. This season she also made her debut with Vocal Productions NYC when reprised her interpretation of Nedda in I Pagliacci. This spring Ms. Alkhazova will make her debut with New York Opera Exchange as Micaëla in Carmen and will return to New Rochelle Opera with the same role in June of 2015. In October, she will travel to Moscow, Russia to perform in the International Music Festival “Talents of the World”, where she will sing a series of solo recitals.
Ms. Alkhazova’s operatic credits include include Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Title Role in Iolanta, Musetta in La Bohème, Antonia in Les Contesd’Hoffmann and Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte. Other roles in her repertoire include Leonora in Il Trovatore, Liù in Turandot, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus and the Title Rolein Suor Angelica. Ms. Alkhazova has sung with Des Moines Metro Opera, Commonwealth Lyric Opera, New Rochelle Opera, Opera New Jersey, Opera Boston, Riverside Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Capital Heights Lyric Opera and Long Island Opera. She has been an Apprentice Artist with Opera New Jersey and Des Moines Metro Opera and studied at the International Institute of Vocal Arts in Chiari, Italy.
Other notable engagements include her appearance in the Commonwealth Lyric Opera Verdi Gala as a featured soloist. After appearing with Opera New Jersey, as member of the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Emerging Artist Program, she was selected t o return as a principal artist to perform Cio-Cio San in highlights from Madama Butterfly. She was featured as the soloist in the U.S. premiere of Anton Tanonov’s orchestral concert work, Severing Winter, as part of Boston’s Bridge Project International Festival. Her international credits a tour of Ireland and Canada as the soprano soloist in Honegger’s King David.
Ms. Alkhazova has most recently been awarded the top prize in the 2014 Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition and the Anna Sosenko Trust Grant. Additional awards include the 2011 Arkadi Foundation Competition and the Rhode Island NATS Competition. She was a finalist in the Career Bridges Competition, Kalinigrad International “Nightingale” Competition and the Lakes Region Opera Competition, the Robert P. Manero Award and the Samuel Vaillancourt Folk Art Memorial Scholarship.