Natalia Usmanova (Sweden / Hungary / Russia)
Festival Guest Artist

VT Hi-res


“…Certainly the effect of her powerful voice in the temple is startling.The audience at her first recital there was held spellbound by a performance which managed to mingle a distinct Slavic warmth and honesty a rare vocal power....”
- Reviews, Copenhagen.

“...She has an incredibly big and beautiful voice, and an unusual sensual and smooth stage act.”
- Reviews, London.

Natalia Usmanova was educated as a singer (opera, musical) and an actress from the Gnesins Academy of Music in Moscow. Later she won a scholarship to study at the AMDA - the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York and took a second prize at the Show-Jazz Competition in Washington DC In 1993 Natalia Usmanova appeared at the Jazz Festival in Copenhagen and 1994 -Water Festival in Stockholm. In 1995 she started to work with the Tivoly Festival Agency in Copenhagen by singing solo parts in different productions in Denmark, Sweden and London: Concert versions of "Porgy and Bess" and “West Side Story” with Southern Jutland's Symphony Orchestra, "La Traviata", " The Man of La Mancha" with Odense Symphony Orchestra in Denmark also with Grupo Operistico in Madrid Natalia took a part in TV3 Show “West End Star ( about The Holy Grail) in Stockholm” 2007 and summer 2008 was invited to sing Charlotte in “The Phantom of the Opera” concert versions at the Pavilion Theatre in Rhyl, Buxton Opera House and Guildhall Theatre in Derby in U.K.

Natalia made several roles in different movie productions, ex. Leading role in a Swedish feature film production “Break Even” by John Olsson (premiere 2005 February-Gothenburg Festival, Sweden; Canal+.

She is a versatile artist with a wide repertoire from operas, operettas and classical romances to musical and jazz. In Moscow Natalia started her career at the Boris A. Pokrovsky's Chamber Opera Theatre as a professional singer and also as an actress with Mosfilm Studios. Earlier she used to work as a professional dancer at the Igor Moiseev's Ensemble. Natalia continued her opera education at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music and was engaged as a soloist by Erkel Theatre and at the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest where she sang Liu “Turandot”, Tatiana” Eugeny Onegin” Violetta “La Traviata” . At the Magyar theatre in Budapest she rehearsed Grizabella, Demeter roles in “Cats”.

Natalia Usmanova had been developing her vocal technique at the Opera Master Classes with Magada Olivero/La Scala and professor opera singer from Stockholm Kerstin Meyer in Mozarteum Academy/ Salzburg.

She had also a contract with the Callisto Management in Italy and now has an engagement at the Opera Vox in Stockholm.

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