Evelina Dobračeva

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An artist of immensely promising talent, Evelina Dobračeva began singing under the tuition of Professor Norma Sharp, Snezana Brzakovic and Professor Julia Varady at the Hanns Eisler Music College in Berlin, and she has participated in masterclasses with Professor Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Professor Thomas Quasthoff and Peter Konvitschny.

Adding to her list of successes, she has just recorded the Dargomyzhki's Rusalka with the WDR in Cologne conducted by Mikhail Yurovsky and the War Requiem with the Nederlands Radio PO.

The 2008 Verbier Festival proved to be another highly successful engagement for Evelina, earning her much praise for her performance as Fiordiligi in Cosi fan Tutte.

Other engagements also include a concert performance of Lokshin's Margarita's Songs with the Orchestra Verdi in Milan, under the direction of Rudolf Barshai and Strauss Four Last Songs with the Royal Liverpool PO conducted by Robin Ticciati,

Roles and concerts have included: Micaela in Carmen, Violetta in La Traviata at the Cologne Opera, a Gala concert with the Deutsche Radio Philarmonie, Britten's War Requiem with Vara Radio, Shostakovitch Opus 127 - Seven Verses for Alexander Blok with the ‘Storiana Trio’ at De Doelen Hall, Beethoven 9 with the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra and the Verdi Requiem with the Noord Nederlands Orkest, at the Liceu, the Deutsche Oper Berlin and with the Mozarteum in Salzburg. 

Last season's highlights included Britten's War Requiem with the LPO conducted by Vladimir Yurovsky, with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and with the CBSO under Edward Gardner where critics compared her performance to that of Galina Vishnevskaya, for whom the part was written. 

Recent highlights have included:  Shostakovich Symphony No.14 with the City of London Sinfonia as well concerts at the Shostakovich Festival in Gohrisch (where she also debuted Britten's piece, The Poet's Echo for the first time) and Brahms Ein Deutsche Requiem with the Odense Symphony Orchestra. Evelina made her USA debut singing Britten's War Requiem with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra giving concerts in Atlanta and Carnegie Hall. 

This season and beyond Evelina's engagements include; Tatyana (Eugene Onegin) for Theater St Gallen and Lisa (Queen of Spades) for the Bolshoi Theatre and a gala concert for the Rheinische Philharmonie with repertoire by Puccini. 

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OPERATIC:

BOITO Mefistofele (Margarita)
BIZET Carmen (Micaela)
DARGOMYZHKI Rusalka
DVORAK Rusalka
JANACEK Katya Kabanova (Katya)
JANACEK Jenufa (Jenufa)
LEONCAVALLO Pagliacci (Nedda)
MOZART Le Nozze di Figaro (Contessa)
MOZART Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi)
MOZART Don Giovanni (Donna Anna)
MOZART Idomeneo (Elettra)
MOZART La Clemenza di tito (Vitellia)

PUCCINI La Boheme (Mimi)
PUCCINI Gianni Schicchi (Lauretta)
PUCCINI Turandot (Liu)
PUCCINI La Rondine (Magda)
STRAUSS Ariadne auf Naxos
SHOSTAKOVICH Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk 
TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin (Tatyana)
TCHAIKOVSKY Iolanta (Iolanta)
TCHAIKOVSKY Queen of Spades (Liza)
VERDI Attila (Odabella)
VERDI Falstaff (Alice Ford)
VERDI Simon Boccanegra (Amelia)
VERDI La traviata (Violetta)
WEBER Der Freischutz (Agathe)

CONCERT:

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9
BRAHMS Requiem
BRITTEN War Requiem
BRITTEN The Poet's Echo
DVORAK Stabat Mater
MAHLER Symphony No. 4
MOZART C Minor Mass
ORFF Carmina Burana
PERGOLESI Stabat Mater
VERDI Requiem

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Feierabendhaus, Ludwigshafen

Evelina Dobračeva, Sopran
Alexey Sayapin, Tenor
Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie
Daniel Raiskin, Musikalische Leitung

Puccini, Verismo und italienische Filmmusik
Werke von Puccini, Mascagni, Giordano, Catalani, Leoncavallo, Rota, Morricone u. a.

Feierabendhaus, Ludwigshafen

Evelina Dobračeva, Sopran
Alexey Sayapin, Tenor
Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie
Daniel Raiskin, Musikalische Leitung

Puccini, Verismo und italienische Filmmusik
Werke von Puccini, Mascagni, Giordano, Catalani, Leoncavallo, Rota, Morricone u. a.

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Press

Britten

War Requiem

Royal Albert Hall

As Britten intended, the three soloists represented three of the main players in the second world war: Russia, Germany and the UK. Soprano Evelina Dobračeva cut through from the back of the platform with a similar authority to her great Russian predecessor, Galina Vishnevskaya. Richard Fairman, Financial Times, 10 November 2014

Britten

War Requiem

Atlanta and Carnegie Hall

Dobračeva, who had most recently performed “War Requiem” this past November in Edinburgh and Glasgow, brought both intensity and eminent presence to her part. 

Mark Gresham, Arts Atlanta, April 26 2014
Russian Evelina Dobracheva soared high–and clear–over the chorus, her passage in Libera Me was almost frightening in its drama. Harry Rolnick, ConcertoNet, May 2 2014
Evelina Dobraceva’s voice was gleaming, focused and powerful, though sometimes steely. Still, the integrity and fervor in her singing won me over... ANTHONY TOMMASINIMAY, New York Times, 2 May 2014

Rachmaninov

Rachmaninov Songs Disc

Delphian Records

But the early songs have their own power, and Oh Do Not Sing and Spring Waters have justly become classics of the repertoire. They are both attached with fervour here by Siurina and the wirier Vishnevskaya-like Evelina Dobraceva respectively. Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph, 27 Feb 2014
'Dobraceva’s warmth in ‘Melodiya’ (‘Melody’, No 9). The men, too, excel in matters of characterisation and tonal colour' Gramophone Magazine, April 24 2014
'The two soprano's are top note perfect: Ekaterina Siurina, who shows surprising grit in the final sequence composed for the great Nina Koshetz, and the more heroic Evelina Dobraceva.'

David Nice, BBC Music Magazine, 16 April 2014
The two sopranos, Ekaterina Siurina and Evelina Dobraceva, are sharply contrasted, the first light and lyric, the second more dramatic.  Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 24 April 2014

Britten

War Requiem

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

'And the singing, from on high, of Russian soprano Evelina Dobraceva, replacing Susan Gritton, was lacerating in its intensity'
Michael Tumelty, The Herald Scotland, 18 November 2013

Britten

War Requiem

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

'Of the soloists, Evelina Dobraceva (replacing Susan Gritton) was a soaring ethereal presence, and notably exquisite in the Lacrimosa. The male duo – lyrical tenor Jeffrey Francis and soft-grained baritone Russel Braun – drew poignant humanity from Owen’s poetry.'
Kenneth Walton, The Scotsman, 16 November 2013

Britten

War Requiem

St Paul's Cathedral

Soprano Evelina Dobraceva, replacing Albina Shagimuratova, had something of the vocal tang and implacable delivery of Galina Vishnevskaya, for whom the part was written. 
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Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 26 June 2013

Berg

Altenberg Lieder

Mini Mahler Festival, Philharmonie Berlin

…The ensemble proves itself musically in the second half with the soprano Evelina Dobraceva, who, above all, securely masters her intonation and convinces us well in a sovereign perform-ance of Alban Berg´s Altenberg-Lieder... Matthias Nöther, Berliner Zeitung, 02 July 2011

Verdi

Requiem

Royal Festival Hall

...I've left the best until last...Soprano Evelina Dobraceva was quite wonderful. She has a spinto-lyrical quality to her voice which enables her to easily assail the taxing soprano part and is not unlike Angela Gheorghiu or Katia Ricciarelli. Her contributions earlier on, where the soprano is mostly singing in ensemble with other soloists were extremely fine, vocally assured and radiant. On reaching "Libera me" one sensed she knew her big moment has arrived and she tensed up a little. Happily, she recovered to deliver ethereally floated high notes in the Andante reprise of the the Requiem's opening section which were utterly divine and recalled Desdemona's "Ave Maria". She responded to the dramatic episodes with suitable spinto attack and her phrasing was supberb. I'd dearly love to see her in a staged Verdi role - Desdemona or Amelia in Boccanegra, perhaps? I see that Violetta is on the horizon as well. Ms Dobraceva represented Germany in the 2007 Cardiff Singer competition. I sincerely hope she will return for future London engagements soon. In this very successful, gripping performance, Hill's fiery conducting and Dobraceva's singing will live longest in the memory." Mark Pullinger, Opera Brittanica, 06 March 2010

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Recordings

Rachmaninov Songs

Evelina Dobraceva, Ekaterina Siurina (sopranos), Justina Gringyte (mezzo-soprano), Daniil Shtoda (tenor), Andrei Bondarenko, Rodion Pogossov (baritones), Alexander Vinogradov (bass) & Iain Burnside (piano)

Catalogue No:DCD34127
Release date: 10th March 2014
Barcode: 0801918341274

Delphian

Britten

War Requiem

Jaap van Zweden
Reinbert de Leeuw
Celso Antunes: choir conductor

Evelina Dobracheva: soprano
Anthony Dean Griffey: tenor
Mark Stone: baritone
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Netherlands Radio Choir 
Netherlands Children's Choir
Challenge Classics

Dargomyzhsky

Alexander Dargomyschsky: Russalka

Evelina Dobraceva,
Arutjun Kotchinian
Vsevolod Grivnov,
Marina Prudenskaja,
Elena Bryleva,
WDR RO Köln,
Michail Jurowski

Label: Profil , DDD, 2008

Profil, DDD