In the title part of Snowmaiden.
In the title part of Snowmaiden.
In the title part of Snowmaiden.
In the title part of Snowmaiden.
As the Tsaritsa of Shemakha in The Golden Cockerel.  Vladimir Matorin as Tsar Dodon.
As the Tsaritsa of Shemakha in The Golden Cockerel.
Vladimir Matorin as Tsar Dodon.
In the part of Marfa in The Tsar’s Bride.
In the part of Marfa in The Tsar’s Bride.
In the part of Marfa in The Tsar’s Bride.
In the part of Marfa in The Tsar’s Bride.
As Violetta in La Traviata.Vadim Lynkovsky as Baron Douphol.
As Violetta in La Traviata.
Vadim Lynkovsky as Baron Douphol.
As Violetta in La Traviata.Vasily Ladyuk as Giorgio Germont.
As Violetta in La Traviata.
Vasily Ladyuk as Giorgio Germont.
As Amina in La Sonnambula.
As Amina in La Sonnambula.
As Amina in La Sonnambula.
As Amina in La Sonnambula.
As Norina in Don Pasquale.All the photos by Damir Yusupov.
As Norina in Don Pasquale.
All the photos by Damir Yusupov.

Awards

Prize at the Rimsky-Korsakov International Competition in St. Petersburg (2008).
Diploma at the Opera Singers International Competition in Dresden (2009).
The 1st Prize at the Chaliapin International Competition in Ples, Russia (2010).
Prize of the President of the Russian Federation (2012).
The Golden Mask National Theatre prize for the role of Amina in La Sonnambula (2014).

						

Biography

Venera Gimadieva graduated from Kazan Musical College. In 2009 she graduated from the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire (Svetlana Gorenkova’s class).
In 2008 she joined the St. Petersburg Opera theatre.

In October, 2009, Venera Gimadieva joined the Bolshoi Theatre Young Artists Program.
Since 2011, she has been soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company.

Repertoire

At the Bolshoi:
Sirin (The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia)
title role (The Snow Maiden)
The Tsaritsa of Shemakha (The Golden Cockerel)
Marfa (The Tsar’s Bride)
Xenia (Boris Godunov)
Violetta (La Traviata)
Amina (La Sonnambula)
A Voice from Heaven (Don Carlo)
Norina (Don Pasquale)

Also in repertoire:
title role (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Gilda (Rigoletto)
Lucia (The Rape of Lucretia)
Genovieffa (Suor Angelica)
Serafina (Il campanello di notte)

Tours

She sang Serpina in concert performance of Pergolesi’s La serva padrona with Moscow Chamber Orchestra Musica Viva, conductor Alexander Rudin. She performed at the Moscow Conservatoire Big Hall with Moscow Philharmonic Academic Orchestra, conductor Yuri Simonov. Concert performances in Moscow also included Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem with the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.
Engagements include Violetta in La traviata (La Fenice, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Paris Opera, Opéra de Limoges, Opéra de Reims, Hungarian State Opera and Savonlinna Opera Festival), Gilda in Rigoletto (Hungarian State Opera), Juliette in Roméo et Juliette opposite Juan Diego Flórez in Lima and an appearance at the BBC Proms with the John Wilson Orchestra.
In the 2015-16 season she sang Violetta in La traviata at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Saxon State Opera Dresden and her USA debut at the Hollywood Bowl with the LA Philharmonic Orchestra. She also sang the title role of Lucia di Lammermoor in Limoges, Rheims and Rouen; Giulietta in I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.