The Russian mezzo-soprano came to international attention at the 2010 Salzburg Whitsun Festival, singing Mozart’s Betulia liberata under the baton of Riccardo Muti. Between 2011 and 2014 she was a member of the Vienna State Opera ensemble. Recent highlights include such stylistically diverse portrayals as Isoletta/La straniera and Marina/Boris Godunov (Amsterdam); Dalila/Samson et Dalila (Basel); Maddalena/Rigoletto (Munich, Rome); Suzuki/Madama Butterfly (Hamburg); Samaritana/Francesca da Rimini (La Scala); the Foreign Princess/Rusalka (Paris) and Néris/Médée. Later this season Kolosova will be heard in Munich (Rigoletto, Nabucco) and Amsterdam (Eugene Onegin). Greatly sought-after in concert repertoire, she has collaborated with such major conductors as Muti (Scriabin’s Symphony No. 1 and Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Sir John Eliot Gardiner (Janácek’s Glagolitic Mass, Zurich), Gustavo Dudamel (Glagolitic Mass, Los Angeles Philharmonic), Kazushi Ono (Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet, Netherlands Philharmonic), and Jérémie Rhorer (Verdi Requiem, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the BBC Proms).
Previously at Lyric: Federica, Duchess of Ostheim/Luisa Miller (2019|20), Olga/Eugene Onegin (2016|17).
Last updated: October 12, 2019