Irina Bikulova

Soprano

Born in Pskov. Having graduated from the Moscow State Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Bela Rudenko’s class), she continued her studies as a post-graduate there. She also trained with Tamara Milashkina.
Since 1991, she has been soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company.

Repertoire

Her Bolshoi Theatre repertoire includes the following, among other, roles:
Donna Anna (Dargomyzhsky’s The Stone Guest)
Tatiana (Eugene Onegin)
Marguerite (Gounod’s Faust)
Title role (Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta)
Leonora (Il Trovatore)
Rosina (Le Nozze di Figaro)
Polovtsian Girl (Borodin’s Prince Igor)
Mimi (La Boheme)
Agnes Sorel (Tchaikovsky The Maid of Orleans)
Xenia (Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov)
Marfa (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride)
Title role (Rakhmaninov’s Francesca da Rimini)
Liza (The Queen of Spades)
Natasha (Dargomyzhsky’s Rusalka)
Liu (Turandot)
Anna (Nabucco)

Tours

She has appeared as guest artist in Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Austria, Finland, Norway, Bulgaria, Switzerland, USA, Japan, China, Korea. In 2004, she sang Larina (Eugene Onegin) for Norwegian National Opera.
She worked with Georgy Sviridov, rehearsing his song cycle Petersburg songs (to words by Alexander Blok); in 1995, she appeared in solo concerts of his works in Moscow and Petersburg, at which she sang several of his romances for the first time.
She has often appeared at festivals in Russia and abroad.

© Photo by Larisa Pedenchuk

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Main Stage 1 Teatralnaya ploschad (1 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia
New Stage 4/2 Teatralnaya ploschad (4/2 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia