BIOGRAPHY

Lesya Aleksyeyeva

After graduating with a distinction in her MA in Singing 2007 under the teaching of Claudia Rueggeberg and Josef Lojbl at the Opera School of the Kunst Universitaet (Arts University) in Graz, Austria, on account of her powerful voice and brilliant natural talent, Lesya Aleksyeyeva  got permanent contract with the National Operahouse of Ukraine in Kiev.

There she sings such roles as  Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, Cio-Cio-San in Madame Butterfly, title roles in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, Tatiana in Eugeny Onegin, Lisa in Pique Dame, Micaёla in Carmen, Aida in Aida, Oxana in Zaporozhec Across the Danube from Gulak-Artemovsky,  Natalka in Natalka-Poltavka from Lysenko, Militrisa in Rimsky-Korsakov “about Tzar Saltan”. She has also sung in many concerts given by the National Operahouse of Ukraine.

In  2012-2013 she sang Senta in Wagner’s “Der Fliegende Hollaender“ – stage director Mara Kurotschka (Germany), conductor Mikhail Sinkevich (Mariinsky Theater Saint-Petersburg) in Donbass Opera (Donetsk, Ukraine), Odessa Opera, Lviv Opera, Kiev and in Germany.

In 2013-2014 she sings in Mariinsky Theater in Sankt-Peterburg Madama Butterfly, Sieglinde in Die Walkuere and Senta Der Fliegende Hollaender.

Offenbach. Hoffmanns Erzaehlungen.

Over the last years Lesya Aleksyeyeva has been invited to sing elsewhere in the Ukraine and abroad, including in London in Great Britain, Catania and Treviso in Italy,  Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Petrozavodsk and Novosibirsk in Russia, Plock in Poland, Donetsk, Odessa, Lviv in the Ukraine itself. She did there among others Desdemona in Verdi’s Otello, Elisabetta in Don Carlo, Nedda in Pagliacci, Tosca in Tosca, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Vitellia in “La clemenza di Tito”, Maria in Mazeppa by Tchaikovsky, Magda Sorel in Menotti’s “The Consul”.

 Lesya Alekseyeva was a winner of the AIMS (American Institute of Musical Studies) Singing Competition in Graz, Austria 2002. In the same year she won the Richard-Wagner-scholarship for the Bayreuth Festival.

She took master classes with Regina Resnik (Treviso), Hilde Zadek (Vienna), Cesare Scarton (Roma), Helga Mueller-Molinari (Graz), Galina Pisarenko (Moscow) and English theatre director Stephen Tiller (London). A native of Kiev, Ukraine, Lesya’s previous musical education was at the Glier Music Insitute and at the Tchaikovsky Music Academy in Kiev as a chorus conductor studying.

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