Albina Shagimuratova

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Shagimuratova, receiving the 2012 Golden Mask award
As Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, with Houston Grand Opera in 2011

Albina Anvarovna Shagimuratova (Russian: Альбина Анваровна Шагимуратова) is a Russian coloratura soprano. 2019 her recording of the title role in Semiramide for Opera Rara won the international Opera Award and the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA)[1], followed by "Neala" in Donizettis "Il Paria", again with Marc Elder recorded for Opera Rara. Her worldwide career started at the Salzburg Festival singing the "Queen of the night" in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, performing at Houston Grand Opera, the Lucerne Festival, San Francisco Opera, Vienna State Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Liceu and The Royal Opera, London.[2] In 2018 Albina recorded the "Queen of the night" with Yannick Nézet Séguin for Deutsche Grammophon and performed it in Salzburg, she sang on Moscow´s red square for the world cup´s opening gala and at the opening of Moscow´s new concert hall, Zaryadye [3] both concerts led by Valery Gergiev. 2016 saw her role debut as Konstanze in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City[4] and the title role in Semiramide at the BBC Proms.[1] Albina Shagimuratova is chair of the jury for the international Glinka competition and jury member of the international Tchaikovsky competition.



  1. ^ a b International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) 2019 – The Winners
  2. ^ "Albina Shagimuratova". Askonas Holt. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  3. ^ Brug, Manuel (2018-08-30). "Tschüss, Königin: Trillergirl Albina Shagimuratova bricht auf zu neuen Koloraturufern". Brugs Klassiker (in German). Retrieved 2019-01-18.
  4. ^ "Review: James Levine Opens Last Run as Metropolitan Opera Music Director" by Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times, 24 April 2016

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