The Russian soprano singer AIDA GARIFULLINA was born in Kazan, studied vocal arts (also in Vienna), and won the Operalia singing competition in 2013. In 2012 she sang in a gala at the Arena di Verona for the first time. At Valery Gergiev´s invitation, she made her debut at the Mariinskij theatre as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro and also sang Adina in L’elisir d’amore as well as Gilda in Rigoletto. The same year she appeared in Beijing alongside Plácido Domingo, at the Bolschoi theatre and in Kazan. In 2014 she was Natasha Rostova in Prokofjew´s Krieg und Frieden under the direction of Valery Gergiev – a production which was repeatedly shown on MEZZO. She was awarded the title Honoured Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan at a very early age. She recently signed an exclusive contract with Decca Classics.
Future performances will for example lead her to Turin, Savonlinna and Paris. In 2014 she became ensemble member of the Wiener Staatsoper, where she has for example sung Susanna, Eudoxie (La Juive), Musetta, Adina, Zerlina, Irina (Tri Sestri), Norina and at the opening of the opera ball in 2015.