After last year’s successful season, Russian State Opera returns with Carmen, La Traviata and Madama Butterfly in another world-class productions guaranteed to delight you with sumptuous sets and splendid new costumes.
Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a live Orchestra numbering over 30 musicians
Ahead of our Opera tour we managed to catch up with Lubov, the mezzo-soprano singer. It will be her first time in UK with Russian State Opera!
In 2010 Lubov graduated from the Kazan State Conservatoire and in 2014 gained her masters degree. In 2008, she made her debut on the stage with the Opera and Ballet Theatre of the St Petersburg Conservatory. N. Rimsky-Korsakov. Lubov has an exceptional voice which allows the audience to easily follow her portrayal of heroines. She brilliantly performs the roles in foreign and Russian operas – Carmen in Bizet’s Carmen, Cherubino in Mozart The Marriage of Figaro, Mother in Ravel L’Enfant et le Sortelege, Suzuki in Madame Butterfly and Maddalena in Verdi’s Rigoletto.
What makes you jump out of your bed every morning?
My family and my favorite job.
What inspires you to sing?
Music and Theatre was always in my life from a young age. My father was an opera singer and we always listed to classical music at home. As a child most weekends we went to the theatre as a family, so I had the opportunity to see a lot of theatre productions. When I was 7 years old I started piano lessons. However, my favorite subject in the music school was choir singing, there I stated to fall in love with singing. After school I enrolled at the music Academy for the conductor and choir department. From then on, I am doing my favorite job, singing and exploring the world of Opera step by step.
When did you start singing professionally?
When I was 19 years old
Did that include acting as well as music?
Yes of course!
What sort of music do you listen to at home?
Most of the time I listen to something I am singing or would like to sing.
If you could take anyone to dinner who would you take?
I don’t eat dinner 😉. I would have lunch with Elena Obraztsova. She was a mezzo-soprano singer.
What’s your life motto?
Once I had a conversation with my father and he wrote on a piece of paper ‘Do not give up! Only look forward! Perhaps by writing this phrase he did not think about the meaning of these words in my life. But for me this phrase became an important life motto.
We hope to see you at one of our performances.
For more information, please visit our website www.russian-state-opera.co.uk