“The performance of the evening comes from

Russian soprano Gulnara Shafigullina,

who makes a searing Scottish Opera debut

with a hauntingly sympathetic,

gorgeously sung Violetta (The Herald Scotland)

Her ‘E son l’innocente cagion di tanto pianto’ was one of the breathtaking emotional releases of the night, her voice erupting through the Colón. But her most riveting moments came in the final act’s double arias. The Willow song started off with a very thin and delicate sound”…”that gradually wove itself into something darker and more resonant. If vocal finesse was what you craved, Shafigullina delivered that with dramatic introspection and beauty” (Operawire)

  • Violetta in de opera La Traviata in Mariinsky Theater en met Scottish Opera
  • Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in Mariinsky Theater en Volkstheater Rostock
  • Desdemona in de opera Otello met Ópera de Colombia
  • Yaroslavna in de opera Prince Igor in Metropolitan Opera New York (cover)
  • Verdi en Wagner concert met London Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Anna in de opera Maometto Secondo in Volkstheater Rostock
  • Titelrol in de opera Ermione in Volkstheater Rostock
  • 1e Opera Prijs N. Rimsky-Korsakov Opera Competition Sint-Petersburg
  • 1e Opera Prijs International Vocal Competition ’s-Hertogenbosch
  • 2Prijs Montserrat Caballé International Singing Competition