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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The Grand Opera Gala for the AIDS Foundation
Venera GImadieva in concert

Venera returns to the 24th AIDS Foundation Gala that has become one of the most important charity functions to be hosted in Berlin and is now a big part of the city’s cultural and social life. The Choir and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin are conducted by Enrique Mazzola.

Deutsche Oper Berlin
3 November

Back to USA – La traviata with Washington Opera
Venera Gimadieva as Violetta

Venera sings the tragic Parisian courtesan in Francesca Zambello’s production sharing the stage of the Washington National Opera with Joshua Guerrero and Lucas Meachem as Alfredo and Giorgio Germont, conductor Renato Palumbo.

Washington National Opera
6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 21 October