Russian mezzosoprano ALISA KOLOSOVA opened her 2016/17 season with her debut at the BBC Proms, performing Verdi’s Requiem with Marin Alsop and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Further season highlights include Olga in Eugene Onegin for Chicago Lyric Opera and Polish National Opera, the Verdi Requiem with the Orchestre National de Paris, Ravel Shéhérazade with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky with the Utah Symphony Orchestra.
Kolosova has appeared to great acclaim at many of the most prestigious theaters throughout the world, including the Opéra National de Paris, Bayerische Staatsoper, Salzburg Festival, Wiener Staatsoper, and Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and she has performed at venues including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Kennedy Center, and Carnegie Hall. Recent highlights include a critically acclaimed Isoletta in La Straniera at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, her debut as Dalila in Saint Saëns’ Samson et Dalila in Basel, Maddalena in Rigoletto at the Bayerische Staatsoper and for Rome Opera, her debut for Dutch National Opera debut in a new production of Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette, the Glagolitic Mass with Sir John Eliot Gardiner at the Tonhalle in Zurich, and the Foreign Princess in Rusalka at the Opéra National de Paris and at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera under the baton of Sir Andrew Davis.
On the concert platform recent highlights include her Carnegie Hall debut with Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Schubert’s Mass No. 5 with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischer Rundfunk, and Vivaldi’s Magnificat with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Kolosova has also collaborated with conductors including Ivor Bolton, Vasily Petrenko, Alain Altinoglu, Andris Nelsons, Gianandrea Noseda, Evelino Pidò, Franz Welser-Möst, and William Christie.
A former member of the Atelier Lyrique at the Opéra National de Paris and the Salzburg Festival Young Artists program, Alisa Kolosova came to international attention in 2010 at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival, performing in the acclaimed production of Mozart’s La Betulia liberata under the baton of Riccardo Muti.