On 13.5.2017 Ksenia played Gianetta in G. Donizetti’s opera „L'elisir d'amore“ (Plusopera-Project, Otto Edelmann Society) at Theater Brett Vienna.
Musical Direction: Anna Sushon
Regie: Leonard Prinsloo
Piano: Anna An
Production: Sylvia Saavedra-Edelmann
Born and raised in the Russian city of Volgograd, Ksenia was encouraged on her vocal training by her parents very early. With 6 years she learned violin at the music school and at the same time she showed special interest in choral and solo singing in the class of Svetlana Davidenko. In 2011 she made the final exam at the Music College PA Serebryakov (Volgograd) in the class of Elena Yuneeva with honors. During her college years, she was graduate student in several Russian and international competitions, such as "Orfei", "Art-vowel" or "Music without Borders" in Lithuania. After college, she left her hometown and began the solo singing studies with Professor Tatiana Smelkova at the "Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia" in Saint Petersburg 1500 km away, the cultural capital of Russia. Professor Smelkova recognized her extraordinary talent and the unique timbre of her voice. She encouraged her desire to pursue a singing career and taught her every day. During this time she was graduate student in international competitions in Estonia. In addition, she could reach second and first places in international competitions in St. Petersburg. In 2015 she made her bachelor's degree examination and studied henceforth in Vienna, the capital of Austria at the Vienna Konservatorium with Gabriele Rösel and private with Prof. Gerhard Kahry and Prof. Martin Vacha. She participates at masterclasses (e.g. passive with Angelika Kirchschlager) and competitions. On 13.May 2017 she played Gianetta in G. Donizetti’s opera „L'elisir d'amore“. The opera is a Plusopera and Otto Edelmann Society project, directed by Leonard Prinsloo and conducted by Anna Sushon.
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