Venera makes her US debut as Violetta La traviata at the Hollywood Bowl / by Florence Eves

Venera makes her American debut on 9 August, singing the role of Violetta in a concert performance of Verdi’s La traviata with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.

Venera has performed this role all over Europe to critical acclaim, including at the 2014 Glyndebourne Festival:

“Venera Gimadieva is thrilling in this elegant update… She is a soprano of huge presence, compelling to watch, with a voice of thrilling security and range, and a special quality to her quieter singing that makes you hang on every note. It's a remarkable, touching Glyndebourne debut.” 
Guardian, July 2014

Diego Matheuz conducts this concert performance, which forms part of the Hollywood Bowl’s ‘Sunday Sunset’ series, with Francesco Demuro singing the role of Alfredo and Simone Piazzola as his father, Germont.


The Los Angeles Times has praised Venera's performance of Violetta:

"Venera Gimadieva, a young Russian soprano who had considerable success last year in "Traviata" both at Fenice with Matheuz and at Glyndebourne in England, made her eagerly awaited Bowl debut as advertised. On Sunday, she brought an opulence and vocal security to the consumptive Violetta...

She often signaled a vocal flourish with a smile, as a gymnast might just before executing a spectacular feat...Gimadieva's dark, resonant yet capably agile soprano... always impressively in control."