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Evelina Dobračeva

Dramatic soprano Evelina Dobračeva began her musical career studying accordion and conducting at the College of Music in Syzran, Russia. After moving to Germany, she began singing under the tuition of Professor Norma Sharp, Snezana Brzakovic and Professor Júlia Várady at the Hanns Eisler Music College Berlin. She claimed the highest level of scholarship from Federal Republic of Germany in both 2004 and 2006 and was a prize winner at the Würzburg Mozart Competition in 2006. Operatic roles include Micaëla (“Carmen”), Donna Anna (“Don Giovanni”) and Violetta (“La traviata”) with Cologne Opera and Deutsche Staatsoper on tour to Japan, Fiordiligi (“Così fan tutte”) at Verbier Festival and Toulon Opera, Emma (“Khovanshchina”) with Bayerische Staatsoper, Tatiana (“Eugene Onegin”) at Theater St. Gallen, Lisa (“Queen of Spades”) at Bolshoi Theatre, Tosca at Cincinnati Opera and Tulsa Opera, and Semyon Kotko at Concertgebouw Amsterdam. In concert, she has sung Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14 with City of London Sinfonia, Verdi’s “Requiem” with Deutsche Oper Berlin and Czech Philharmonic under the baton of Fabio Luisi, Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem” with Odense Symphony Orchestra, Strauss’ “Four Last Songs” with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, “Missa solemnis” with Capella Cracoviensis and her Wigmore Hall debut, a programme of Rachmaninoff songs accompanied by Iain Burnside. A.o. she recorded Britten’s “War Requiem” with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jaap van Zweden. Her engagement season 2018/2019 includes a recital of Russian song at Kraków’s Opera Rara Festival.