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Alina Yarovaya (Soprano)

Born: 1984 - Lugansk, Ukraine

The Ukrainian soprano, Alina Yarovaya, studied at School 20 g Lugansk (1995-2001). She completed her studies at the Donetsk S. S. Prokofiev State Academy (2001-2008). She has attended master-classes given by Leon Rosenberg and George Darden (Metropolitan Opera, New York), Diana Zola and Richard Bado (Houston Grand Opera), Anna Margulis (Novaya Opera), Anatoly Kuznetsov (Maryinsky Theatre), Badri Maisuradze (Bolshoi Theatre), Irina Maslennikova (Moscow Conservatoire), Dmitry Vdovin (Academy of Choral Art in Moscow). She was a diploma-winner at the Elena Obraztsova International Competition of Young Opera Singers (St. Petersburg, 2009) and 2nd prize-winner at the International Molodaya gvardiya Competition of Patriotic Song (Krasnodon, Ukraine, 2002).

From 2005 to 2009, Alina Yarovaya was a soloist at the Donetsk National Theatre of Music and Drama, where she prepared and sang several leading roles in operas and classical musicals, including that of Susanna in W.A. Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro. Her repertoire also includes the roles of Violetta Valery in Verdi’s La Traviata, Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème and Marfa in Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar’s Bride as well as J.S. Bach's Magnificat (BWV 243) and various cantatas. For her participation in the Bach Academy in Bochum (Germany), she was awarded a diploma.

In 2009-2011, Alina Yarovaya was a member of the Young Artist Program of the Bolshoi Theatre under the supervision of Dmitry Vdovin and Mikhail Fikhtengoltz. Here she made her debut in February 2010 as Second Lady and later as Pamina in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. She took part in master-classes of Elena Obraztsova, Laura Claycomb, Deborah York, Joan Rodgers, Elisabeth Vidal & Andre Cognet, Evgeny Nesterenko, Mark Lawson, Massimiliano Bullo (La Scala ), among others. Since 2010 she studies with vocal teacher Svetlana Nesterenko.

In the spring of 2010, Alina Yarovaya took part in the tour of the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Moscow Virtuosi in Russia, Belorussia, France, China and USA with Vladimir Spivakov. With the Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra, she sang soprano solos in Haydn's Stabat Mater, W.A. Mozart's C-minor Mass and Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria e Imeneo at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and the Moscow International House of Music.

Since 2011 Alina Yarovaya is a Special Guest Soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre. During the 2010-2011 season at the Bolshoi, she sang an acclaimed Zerlina in Dmitry Tcherniakov's production of W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni, (Aix-an-Provence production) conducted by Teodor Currentzis and the reprise by Christopher Moulds, Xenia in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov and Ninetta in Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges. In April 2012, she debuted the role of Sophie in Steven Lawless’ new production of R. Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier, conducted by Vassily Sinaisky at the Bolshoi Theater. Later this season, she made her debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid singing the part of Xenia in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov.

In Summer 2013 Alina Yarovaya took part in a new production of Sonnambula by Bellini and L’enfant et les sortileges by Maurice Ravel at the Bolshoi. She also performed in a concert the role Susanna in W.A. Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. In Autumn 2013 she worked on a new production of Don Carlos by Verdi at The Bolshoi Theatre where she sang the role of Tebaldo. In Spring 2014 she took part the premiere of W.A. Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte with director Floris Visser and conductor Stefano Montanari in the role of Despina. Straight after she was invited the Summer Mozart Academy in Aix-an-Provence (2014). In winter 2015 she participated to the Northern Lights Festival in Tromse (Norway) as Susanna in W.A. Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro.

In 2014-2015 Alina Yarovaya was a soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre opera company. Her repertoire at the Bolshoi Theatre have included: :Xenia in Boris Godunov. Ninetta in The Love for Three Oranges, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Prilepa in The Queen of Spades, The child in L’enfant et les Sortilèges, Lisa in La sonnambula, Thibault in Don Carlo, Frasquita in Georges Bizet's Carmen, Despina in in W.A. Mozart's Così fan tutte, Gerda in Banevich’s The Story of Kai and Gerda.

Alina Yarovaya also sang Symphony No. 4 by Gustav Mahler in St. Petersburg; concert performances of sacred music: Stabat Mater by Boccerini, Exultate, Jubilate and Requiem by W.A. Mozart. She currently lives in Moscow, Russia.

Source: Bolshoi Theatre Website; Alina Yarovaya profile on Facebook; Opera Live Competion 2015 Website; Photos 05-06, 10, 16-17, 37, 68, 74: Juan J. García Escribano; Photo 14: Sachi Satva.; Photo 106: Taras Perevarukha
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




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P-1 (2015, Audio): G.F. Handel: Opera Alcina, HWV 34 [Oberto]

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Alina Yarovaya - Soprano (Official Website)

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