Lucia is back in Zurich
Credit: Opernhaus Zurich
At the end of February and the beginning of March Venera is returning to Opernhaus Zurich with one of her title roles of Lucia di Lammermoor. The acclaimed production by  Paolo Fantin is conducted by legendary Nello Santi. Venera will share the sage with Roman Burdenko as Lord Enrico Ashton and Artur Ruciński who is stepping in for indisposed Roman on the 26th February. Ismael Jordi sings the role of Sir Edgardo Ravenswood.
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Venera in Opera Now Magazine
Opera Now

Venera appeared on the cover of Opera Now magazine and gave an interview to its Editor-in-Chief Ash Khandekar. Click on the button below to watch the full version of the video interview. The project is produced in collaboration between Opera Now and Artist Digital.

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CD Signing in Berlin
Venera Gimadieva
Credit: Dario Acosta

After her performance in the 10th February, Venera is inviting the opera lovers to the foyer of Deutsche Oper Berlin where she will be signing her album Momento Immobile and meeting the audience. We hope to see you there!

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La Sonnambula: premiere at Deutsche Oper Berlin
Venera Gimadieva
Credit: Chris Cloag

This production of Bellini’s opera by Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito was first shown in Stuttgart in 2012. Venera will sing Amina in Deutsche Oper Berlin revival opening on the 26 January 2019. She will share the stage with Ante Jerkunica as Conte Rodolfo, Helene Schneiderman as Teresa and Jesús León as Elvino, conductor Diego Fasolis.

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Vogue Russia Interview
Venera Gimadieva
Credit: Timur Artamonov (photo), Anna Artamonova (style), Damiani

At the beginning of December Venera was interviewed by Vogue Russia magazine and took part in a photo session with Russian baritone Andrei Zhilikhovsky. In the interview, she talked about her work and her leisure time, her roles and preferences in style.  The photo session was sponsored by Damiani.

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Al Bustan Festival with Bel Canto Programme
Venera Gimadieva
Credit: Dario Acosta

Venera will appear as a guest artist at the Al Bustan International Festival of Music and Performing Arts, Lebanon, showcasing the bel canto programme of here CD album Momento Immobile. At the concert on the 3 March, the singer will present the arias from the operas by Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti accompanied by the Serbian National Theatre Orchestra of Novi Sad conducted by Gianluca Marciano.

3 March
Al Bustan International Festival of Music and Performing Arts

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Momento Immobile on BBC Radio 3 In Tune
Venera Gimadieva, BBC Radio3 In Tune

Venera was invited to BBC Radio 3 In Tune (London) to present her first solo CD Momento Immobile. She was talking to Katie Derham about the programme of the album and performed the art songs by Bellini, Donizetti and Tchaikovsky with pianist Nigel Foster. The full programme is available until the 26th December on BBC iPlayer.

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Stepping in on a short notice
La traviata, Royal Opera House

Venera will replace an indisposed singer following an invitation by the Deutsche Oper Berlin for their production of La traviata by Götz Friedrich. The conductor for the performances on the 13 and 16 December will be Donald Runnicles. Venera will share the stage with Marco Ciaponi as Alfredo and Noel Bouley as Giorgio Germont.

13, 16 December
Deutsche Oper Berlin

Russian Music with Zurich Sinfonietta
Venera Gimadieva
Credit: Kristina Kalinina

On the 7 November Venera is performing an exciting programme of Russian music at Tonhalle Maag in Zurich. One of the jewels of the programme is the  Reinhold Glière’s Concerto for Coloratura Soprano with Orchestra. The Zurich Sinfonietta is conducted by João Tiago Santos. The programme also includes Glinka’s Overture to “Ruslan and Lyudmila”, excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera “The Tsar’s Bride” and  Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 5.

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Momento Immobile is released
Momento Immobile Cover

The first solo CD by Venera Gimadieva, Momento Immobile, is being released on the 26th October. The album explores the emotional world of a modern woman through the sublime beauty of bel canto. The project is produced in collaboration between Venera’s PR management company Artist Digital and the British recording label Rubicon Classics.

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