Svetlana Shilova (Mezzo-soprano)|
In 1997, she graduated from St. Petersburg State Conservatoire (professor Konstantin Pluzhnikov). As a student worked in chamber musical theatre St. Petersburg Opera. From 1998, she was a soloist with Rimsky-Korsakov Opera and Ballet Theatre. She made her Bolshoi Theatre debut in 2002 in the role of Marfa (Khovanshchina).
Spring (Rimsky-Korsakovís The Snow Maiden)
Marta, Laura (Iolanta)
Xenia's Nurse (Mussorgskyís Boris Godunov)
The Fortune-teller (Prokofievís The Fiery Angel)
Olga (Eugene Onegin)
Polina (The Queen of Spades)
Sonyetka (Shostakovichís The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Petrovna (Rimsky-Korsakovís The Tsarís Bride)
Princess Linetta (Prokofievís The Love for Three Oranges)
Matriosha, Mavra Kuzminichna (Prokofievís War and Peace)
Nanny, Female street vendor (Desyatnikovís The Children of Rosenthal)
Alkonost (Rimsky-Korsakov's The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia)
Also in repertoire:
Lyubasha (The Tsarís Bride)
Iocasta (Stravinskyís Oedipus Rex)
Dido (Berliozís Les Troyens)
mezzo-soprano parts in Mozartís Requiem, Verdiís Requiem, Handelís Messiah, Prokofievís Alexander Nevsky Cantata.
She tours in Russia and abroad.
In 2006, she appeared at the Mariinsky Theatre in The Snow Maiden.
In the same year, she sang Marina Mnishek and Innkeeper (Boris Godunov) at the Chaliapin Opera Festival in Kazan and took part in a performance of Beethovenís Symphony No. 9 in Istanbul (conductor Alexander Rahbari).
In 2007, she appeared at the Bonn State Opera, singing Khivrya in Mussorgskyís Sorochinsky Fair (conductor Roman Kofman, director Tony Palmer) and Gertrude (Humperdinckís Hansel and Gretel).
In 2008, she took part in the Territory Modern Art Festival, where she performed mezzo-soprano part in Mozartís Requiem under the baton of Teodor Currentzis. In the same year, she sang Amneris (Aida) at the Irina Arkhipova presents Opera Festival in Chelyabinsk (conductor Diego Crovetti).
Took part in 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing Cultural Program.
In 2010, she performed the part of Mort in Stravinskyís Le Rossignol, sang Stravinskyís Pribaoutki and Berceuses du chat at Festival díAix-en-Provence and Opera national de Lyon (Le Rossignol et autres fables, conductor Kazushi Ono, director Robert Lepage).
She also performs chamber music.
She frequently appears at the music festivals: Three Centuries of Russian Romance and Tarusa Winter Svyatoslav Richter Foundation Music Festival.
In 2008, she took part in the December Evenings International Music Festival in Moscow.
In 2010, she took part in a performance of Rossiniís Petite Messe Solenelle at Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Daniele Callegari).
In 2005, she won the 3rd prize at the All-Russian Festival-Competition for Young Singers (Lipetsk).