WE ALL KNOW HELLO STAGE’S FAVORITE COLOR! WHAT’S YOURS?
It depends on my mood and the season.
seasons I prefer warm colors such as red, gold, olive.
In spring and summer I enjoy emerald, aquamarine and violet.
WHAT WAS THE BEST ADVICE A TEACHER EVER GAVE YOU?
My singing teacher Galina Lastovka gave me lots of advice
about singing technique and interpretation.
She taught me to work a lot and to appreciate professionalism.
She advised me to be self-critical and single-minded
at the same time.
She always underlined that a strong character
is the decisive factor in becoming a good opera singer.
HOW HAS YOUR PRACTICE CHANGED WITH TIME?
Every school year brought me loads of information.
The first 2 years I concentrated on simple material to achieve
legato, to make my middle register more beautiful.
I started to work at more difficult arias adding
small roles to my repertoire.
Luckily, as a student, I made my debut on the opera stage.
This experience helped me a lot in
the development of my singing and acting skills.
I always tried to use any opportunity to have practice.
I always continue to work on my own after classes.
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TRAIT OF A SUCCESSFUL ARTIST IN TODAY’S MODERN WORLD?
The most important thing is to be a true musician at all times.
It means to love art, to practice,
to widen one's outlook, to be a humanist.
HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU SPEND EVERY DAY ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER, AND WHICH OTHER WAYS DO YOU USE TO PROMOTE YOURSELF?
I use social networks for communication
and I often share news about my singing activities on
I also have a Youtube and Soundcloud channels.
Participating in concerts and opera projects helps
me to increase my professional contacts
and to be represented to the audience.
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL HOBBY?/h3>
I have a fancy for reading books.
Émile Zola, Victor Marie Hugo,
Emily Bronte and Fyodor Dostoyevsky are my favorites.
Poetry inspires me too.
I like to watch figure skating performances.
When sport is combined with art it’s a pleasure for the eyes.
VLADA, TELL US ABOUT YOUR CURRENT PLANS! :)
I just finished the conservatory
and I am ready for starting my professional career.
I am currently preparing for my debut as Anna
by G. Verdi.
At the same time I
am learning new stuff for upcoming concerts.
I join the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme
in the Royal Opera House from the start of the 2015/16 Season.
It’s an amazing opportunity to get experience and knowledge;
being involved in the working process of one of the best
theatres in the world.
To make my dreams come true I should work hard.
Becoming a great artist is a long process and there's no
limit to perfection.
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