As Lyubasha in The Tsar's Bride.Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Lyubasha in The Tsar's Bride.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Princess Eboli in Don Carlo.Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Princess Eboli in Don Carlo.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Konchakovna in Prince Igor.Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Konchakovna in Prince Igor.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
In the title role in Carmen.Photo by Damir Yusupov.
In the title role in Carmen.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
In the title role in Carmen.Photo by Damir Yusupov.
In the title role in Carmen.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Laura in The Stone Guest.Photo by Damir Yusupov.
As Laura in The Stone Guest.
Photo by Damir Yusupov.

Nearest performances

The Story of Kai and Gerda 31 December2 January4 January6 January

Awards

She won 3rd Prize at the 14th Boris Christoff International Competition for Young Opera Singers (Bulgaria, 2009).

						

Biography

In 2000, she graduated from the conducting-chorus department of the Rostov State Conservatoire. In 2005, she graduated from the vocal faculty. In the same year, she completed her studies at Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre, where she performed the following roles: Siebel (Gounod’s Faust), Lyubasha (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride), Maddalena (Rigoletto).

In 2005-2014 she was Novaya Opera Company soloist.

She made her Bolshoi Theatre debut in 2005 in the premiere production of War and Peace singing the part of Sonya.
In 2014 she took part in the production of The Tsar’s Bride, singing the role of Lyubasha.

In November 2014 she joined the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company.

Repertoire

At the Bolshoi:
Sonya (War and Peace)
Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride)
Princess Eboli (Don Carlo)
The Snow Queen (Banevich’s The Story of Kai and Gerda)
Polina (The Queen of Spades)
Konchakovna (Prince Igor)
Carmen (Carmen)
Laura (The Stone Guest)
Marguerite (La Damnation de Faust)
Spring (The Snow Maiden)

Marina Mnishek (Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov)
Olga (Eugene Onegin)
Countess, Governess (The Queen of Spades)
Lyubasha, Dunyasha (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride)
Lehl (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden)
Arsace (Rossini’s Semiramide)
Carmen (Carmen)
Dalila (Saint-Saens’s Samson et Dalila)
Ratmir (Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila)
Fenena (Nabucco)
Page (Lohengrin)
Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana)
Zita (Gianni Schicchi)
mezzo-soprano part in Verdi’s Requiem

Tours

Toured in Itraly, Germany, France, Finland, South Korea, Cyprus, and Hungary, among others.
In 2012 she sang Carmen and Eboli in Don Carlos at the Varna Summer Opera Festival, Amneris in Aida at the Sofia National Opera and Ballet Theatre.
In 2013 she performed Verdi’s Requiem with Orchestra Sinfonica Giuseppe Verdi di Milano under the baton of Xian Zhang.
In 2016 she sang Carmen at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and at the Arena di Verona.

In 2017 performed the role of Konchakovna in Prince Igor new production of the National Opera Amsterdam (conducted by Stanislav Kochanovsky, directed by Dmitri Chernyakov).

Agunda Kulaeva has given recitals in Moscow, St Petersburg, Tambov, Kazan, Perm, Yaroslavl, Kostroma, Kaliningrad, Tver.
She took part in festivals such as the V International Mussorgsky Festival in Tver, the IV Stars Parade International Festival in Krasnoyarsk, International Feodor Chaliapin Opera Festival in Kazan, Russia.

In concert she performed mezzo-soprano part in Verdi's Requiem (Russian Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Dmitri Jurowski), mezzo-soprano part in Dvorak's Stabat Mater and mezzo-soprano and second soprano parts in Bach’s Mass in B minor (Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev), Taneyev’s cantata At the Reading of a Psalm (Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev).
General sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre is Credit Suisse bank
General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre is investment group Absolute
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre is GUM