Svetlana KOSTINA

Kostina Svetlana Viktorovna was born in Saratov.


EDUCATION


She studied in Saratov Conservatory, in the group of professor Strizhova.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY


After graduating from the Conservatory with honors, she entered the Opera Theatre in Saratov.Svetlana Kostina sings soprano parts in the main performances of the theatre repertoire. She has got forty leading parts in classical Russian and foreign performances.
The best parts of the repertoire are Iolanta, Tatyana ("Eugene Onegin"), Liza ("The Queen of Spades"), Masha ("Dubrovsky"), Yaroslavna ("Prince Igor"), Natasha ("Rusalka"), Violetta ("La traviata"), Leonora ("Il trovatore"), Aida, Tosca, Micaela ("Carmen"), Manon, Marguerite ("Faust"), Agathe (der Freischutz"), Countess ("Le nozze di Figaro"), Venus ("Tanhauser"), Catherine ("The Taming of the Shrew"), Katerina Izmailova ("Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk"), Amelia ("Un ballo in maschera").
Svetlana Kostina toured different Russian cities as well as France and Germany. During the festival "Golden Mask" (1997) she sang the part of Katerine in "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk". This performance was also shown at the "Russian seasons" festival in Munich, Germany. She took part in a great number of opera art festivals in Saratov, Nizhniy Novgorod, Moscow and other cities.
Svetlana has got an extremely wide repertoire. Her recitals include music of Russian and foreign composers.


PRIZES AND AWARDS


For her great art achievements Svetlana Kostina was awarded as the "Honored Artist of Russia" in 1994, and in the year 2001 she became "People's Artist of Russia".