First invitation to the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande: 9 June 2021
Zarina Abaeva was born in Russia where she studied at the Russian Academy of Music Gnessin - in the class of Rusanna Lisitrian, from whom she will graduate in 2011. Since 2012 she has been one of the soloists of the Perm opera. Her repertoire includes Iolanta (in the opera of the same name), Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), Maria (Mazeppa) Agnes Sorel (The Maid of Orleans), Micaela (Carmen), Mimi (La Bohème) and The Virgin (Joan at the stake).
She is also the guest of many concerts where she interprets roles such as: Suor Angelica (in Puccini's eponymous opera), Katya (Weinberg's The Passenger), Aida (in Verdi's eponymous opera), Blanche (Dialogues des Carmélites) or Ninette (L'Amour des trois oranges). She has worked with renowned directors such as Romeo Castellucci, Philipp Himmelmann and Katerina Evangelatos.
Among the awards she has received are the 3rd prize at the Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition (2016) or her nomination for the Golden Mask Award for her interpretation of Antonia in Les Contes d'Hoffmann.