Nominees of Onegin award 2019

Gayane Babajanyan
Novaya Opera
Lucretia - “The Rape of Lucretia”

Graduated from the Saint Petersburg Conservatory named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov in 2015. In 2013 on the stage of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory Opera and Ballet Theatre she performed parts of Zemfira in “Aleko” and of Flora Bervoix in “La traviata”. Also in 2015 the singer was a part of the “Blistatelniy Strauss” international music festival in Saint Petersburg. From 2016 to 2017 studied in The Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers. In 2017 became a soloist for the Novaya Opera Theatre. Since then performed such roles as: Rosina in “The Barber of Seville”, Hansel in “The Gingerbread House, or Hansel und Gretel”, Siébel in “Faust”, Lucretia in “The Rape of Lucretia”, Stephano in “Romeo and Juliet”, Gipsy in “Pushkin” and of Bersi in “Andrea Chénier”.

Biligma Rinchinova
The Buryat State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after G. Tsyrenzhapov
Gilda - “Rigoletto”

Graduated from the Ulan-Ude academy of music in 1996 and from the East-Siberian State Institute of Culture in 2001. In 1996 was accepted into the Buryat State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre as a choir singer and in 2001 became a soloist for them. From 2006 to 2008 studied at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre. The singer has performed over 30 operatic roles (Despina in “All Women Do It, or The School for Lovers”, Micaela in “Carmen”, Oscar in “The Masked Ball”, Gilda in “Rigoletto” and many more), her repertoire ranges from Russian romance and classical opera to Buryat folk songs. Honoured Artist of the Republic of Buryatia. In 2012 Biligma Rinchinova released her first musical album. Last year the singer performed in a gala concert on the stage of the “Novaya Opera Theatre” as a part of the “Videt` Muziku” music festival.

Olesya Mezentseva
The Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatre
Odabella - “Attila”

In 2005 graduated from the Perm Music Academy with honours
In 2010 graduated from the Perm State Institute of Culture with honours
In 2011 became a soloist for the Perm Province Philharmonic
In 2015 became a soloist for the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatre