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Nina Romanova (Mezzo-soprano)

Born: Russia

The Russian mezzo-soprano, Nina Romanova, graduated from the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (Professor. V. Sopina) in 1972).

Nina Romanova invited as a principal to the Moldavien National Opera in Kishinev (1972-1975), where she had outstanding success as Adalgisa in Norma. Since 1976, she has sung all the principal Russian mezzo-soprano roles at the St. Petersburg State Mussorgsky Opera House (St-Petersburg Mussorgsky Opera and Ballet Theatre) (Maly). As a concert and oratorio singer, she appears regularly on the Russian concert-platforms, including the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, the Glinka Concert Hall, the St. Petersburg Capella Hall and the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. She has sung the mezzo-soprano parts in oratorios such as George Frideric Handelís Messiah, Mozartís Requiem, Verdiís Messa da Requiem all of J.S. Bachís Passions as well as the B Minor Mass (BWV 232).

Tours with the Moussorgsky Opera Company have brought Nina Romanova renown in the USA, Japan, Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Portugal and Great Britain. In Paris, she has sung many highly acclaimed opera performances in concert under Vladimir Fedoseyev. These include Boris Godunov, Queen Of Spades and Prokofievís Alexander Nevsky, a production which has also been shown at the Arena di Verona. Following her many tours with Russian productions, she has become a favourite guest in Nantes, where her engagements have included Amneris in Aida, Azucena in Il Trovatore, Katlina in Till Eulenspiegel and Marina in Boris Godounov. She has also appeared as Amneris Aida in Rennes and Angers.

Nina Romanova has recently sung Pique Dame in Brussels and Eugene Onegin with the Valencia Orchestra in Spain and Nurse in Boris Godunov in Amsterdam. Lately she participated in the production of Eugene Onegin by Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow) in Moscow, London, Madrid and Beijing. Most recently she sang Larina in Eugene Onegin at the Théâtre de la Monnaie Brussels, conducted by Lothar Zagrosek and Martha in Iolanta for the Klangbogen Festival in Vienna, conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev. She made her debut as Countess in Pique Dame at Teatro Comunale di Bologna, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, and returned once again to Nantes to sing Principessa de Bouillon in Adriana Lecouvreur and La Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica. She returned to Teatro Comunale di Bologna for Martha in Iolanta, a role she has also sung for the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam. She has also sung Eboli Don Carlo in Massy and Dijon.

Nina Romanova is Honoured Artist of Moldavia (1975) and Russia (1996).

Source: Mussorgsky Opera Website (1998-1999); Robert Guilder & Co. Website
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Aryeh Oron (April 2002, June 2012)

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