Irina Tchistjakova graduated from the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow in 1989. In the previous year she also became a principal soloist at the Theatre-Studio of the Gnesin Academy of Music and at the Moscow Municipal Theatre 'New Opera'.
Her career highlights include Tchaikovsky's Moscow Cantanta with the Bern Symphonie Orchester, Rusalka with the Bayerischer Rundfunk, Larina in Eugene Onegin at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville and with Maestro Ozawa in Japan, Kindertotenlieder with the Bergen PO, War and Peace and Pique Dame at the Bastille, Jean d’Arc at the Montpellier Opera, the Death in Le Rossignol at the BBC Proms, as well as Alexander Nevsky at the Tonhalle in Dusseldorf, Navarra Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra in Washington conducted by Leonard Slatkin, and in a recorded concert with VARA Radio at the Royal Concertegebouw in Amsterdam.
Ms. Tchistjakova’s recording credits include a CD of Verdi Arias on Capriccio, the role of Azucena in Il Trovatore for Laserlight Classics and Prokofiev’s On guard for peace with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for Chandos Records.
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