Awards

She won lst prize at the World Vision International Competition (Astrakhan, 1998)
She was a prize-winner at the Mikhail Glinka International Competition (Astrakhan, 2003)
She won 3rd prize at the All-Russian Competition of Opera Singers (St. Petersburg, 2005)
She won 3rd prize at the Maria Callas Grand Prix Competition (Athens, 2005)
She won lst prize at the Amber Nightingale Competition of Chamber Music Singing (Kaliningrad, 2006)
She won 2nd prize at the Klaudia Taev International Competition (Parnu, 2007)
She won the Paradise prize (for her performance of Lady Macbeth in a Russian-French co-production of Verdi’s opera Macbeth, 2009)

				
Вероника Джиоева

Biography

Born in Southern Osetia.
In 2000 she finished her training at the Vladikavkaz College of the performing Arts (N. Khestanova’s class). In 2005 she graduated from the vocal department of the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire (T. Novichenko’s class).
She has attended master classes by Elena Obraztsova, Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti.
Since 2006 she has been a soloist at the Novosibirsk Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
Since 2010 — a guest soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre.

Repertoire

At the Bolshoi:
Mimi (La Boheme)
Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni)
Gorislava (Ruslan and Lyudmila)
Liu (Turandot)
Elisabeth of Valois (Don Carlo)

Also in repertoire:
Musetta (La Boheme)
Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte)
La Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro)
Urusova (Shchedrin’s Boyarynya Morozova)
Zemfira (Rakhmaninov’s Aleko)
Tatiana (Eugene Onegin)
Violetta (La Traviata)
Micaela (Carmen)
Elisabeth (Don Carlos)
Lady Macbeth (Macbeth)
Title Role (Massenet’s Thais)

The soprano parts in Verdi’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Mozart’s Grand Mass and Rachmaninov’s choral symphony The Bells.
She frequently sings works by contemporary composers: included in her repertoire are Boris Tishchenko’s Flight of Time, Mark Minkov’s The Lament of the Guitar, Anton Tanonov’s Severing Winter etc.

Tours

She sang the part of Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte) at Moscow’s International House of Music (2006) and the soprano parts in Verdi’s Requiem and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 at the Big Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire (2007).
In 2006 she sang the soprano part in Mozart’s Grand Mass (conductor Yuri Bashmet, Big Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire). In the same year, she sang the part of Princess Urusova at the first performance of Rodion Shchedrin’s opera Boyarynya Morozova (Big Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire). The following year she took part in a production of this opera in Italy.
In 2007 she sang Zemfira at the Big Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire (Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev) and in San Sebastian (Spain).
In 2007 and 2009 she took part in performances of Boris Tishchenko’s Flight of Time at the St. Petersburg Philharmonia.
In 2008 she sang Mimi (La Boheme) at the Big Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire and took part in a performance of Verdi’s Requiem in St. Petersburg.
In 2009 she sang the title role in Jules Massenet’s opera Thais in Estonia and Micaela (Carmen) in Seoul.
In 2010 she sang Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs at the Novosibirsk Philharmonia (conductor Alim Shakhmametev).
At the Mariinsky Theatre she has sung the parts of Micaela, Violetta, Elisabeth and Zemfira.
She appears with the Bari and Bologna Opera Houses.
She has frequently taken part in the Territory, International Contemporary Art Festival, in Moscow.
She has made concert appearances in Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Czechia, Estonia, Lithuania, Japan, China, South Korea and the USA.