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BIOGRAPHY


Alisa Gitsba, a soprano, in 1989 graduated from Sukhumi Music School with a degree in musical theory. In 1994 she graduated from the Russian Academy of Music (RAM) Gnessin, the solo academic class of professor N. Shilnikova. In 1991-1994 she was a soloist of Madrigal ensemble of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic Hall.

In 1992 she was hired in the Moscow Helikon Opera Theater. During her work in the theater she performed the following primos: Aida (Aida by G. Verdi), Violetta (Traviata by G. Verdi), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth by G. Verdi), Lisa (The Queen of Spades by P. Tchaikovsky), Tatiana (Eugene Onegin by P. Tchaikovsky), Emilia Marti (Vec Makropulos by Leos Janacek), She (Human Voice by F. Poulenc), Madam Liduan (Dialogues of the Carmelites by F. Poulenc), Rosalinda (The Bat by I. Strauss), Nedda (The Players by R. Leoncavallo), Antonia (Les contes d'Hoffmann by J. Offenbach), etc. The total is more than 30 parts.

Chamber repertoire: songs and romances of Russian composers (Alyabyev, Varlamov, Gurilev, Glinka, Dargomyzhsky, Tchaikovsky, Musorgsky – a vocal cycle The Nursery, The Goat, Rakhmaninov, G. Sviridov, E. Denisov, M. Tariverdiev, N. Sidelnikov, N. Biryukov, E. Latysh-Birykova, A. Evard), songs and romances of European composers (Schubert, Schuman, Brahms, Wolf, List, Debussi, Ravel, Poulenc, Hindemith, R. Strauss).

Recent first performance (June 2006, Moscow), the Stephanie part in Siberia opera by U. Giordano, Marceline and Countess in Le nozze di Figaro ossia la folle giornata by W. Mozart. Alisa performed concert programs and performances of Helikon Opera Theater in the USA, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Lebanon. In the limits of an independent theater project she performed the Sharon Grachem part in Maria Callas Master Class performance (1999). In 2007 Alisa’s benefit performance took place where she performed Human Voice mono-opera and Cantata Profana by F. Poulenc and Masked Ball by N. Dychenko. Conductors V. Unguryanu and M. Pekarsky.


Alisa Gitsba has many concerts performing in Moscow and other Russian towns. All music styles are in her repertoire, from the Baroque epoch to the avant-garde of the 20th century. She performed soprano parties in The St. Matthew Passion by J. S. Bach on the best Moscow stages, Symphony No. 9 by L. Beethoven and The Requiem by D. Verdi. She took part in the first performances of such works as Alceste opera by Lully (1992), the first edition of The Life of Mary by Hindemith (1998, Sacro Art Festival, Germany, Loccum), The Death of the Poet oratory by N. Sidelnikov (2000), The Song of the Ground and the Heaven by O. Messian (2003), The Blind Swallow opera by A. Shchetinsky (2003, Sacro Art Festival, Germany), Symphony No. 5 by A. Rybnikov (2005).



In 2006 and 2007 Alisa appeared on Richter December Evenings Festival where she performed the most complicated works of composers of the 20th century - E. Denisov’s The Weepings and The Masked Ball by F. Poulenc with Mark Pekarsky Percussion Ensemble and The Life of Mary vocal cycle by P. Hindemith together with Yury Polubelov, the piano. In 2009 she took part in the world first night of The Station opera by A. Siumak at The Territory modern art festival in Moscow. Conductor T. Kourenzis, director K. Serebrennikov. In 2010 Alisa performed The Small Requiem by A. Vustin at Francophonie modern music festival in Moscow. In June of 2010 Alisa took part in the 5th Best Symphonic Orchestras of the World festival (Symphony No. 5 by A. Rybnikov, conductor A. Sladkovsky).

In 2006 the Kultura TV channel issued a DVD with a record of Dialogues des Carmelites by F. Poulenc where Alisa performed a main part, New Superior of a Carmelites monastery, Mother Maria. Direction of Helikon Opera Theater.

Theater art director and director Dmitry Bertman, conductor, theater chief conductor Vladimir Ponkin. In 2010 a DVD with Alisa acting as the soprano part in Symphony No. 5 Resurrection of the Dead by A. Rybnikov. Conductor T. Kourenzis. International Chereshnevy Les Open Art Festival, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, 2005. Alisa Gitsba takes part in Orpheus radio station broadcasts often.

Her solo concert was held on October 19, 2009 in the limits of the Orpheus Radio Presents festival.

Alisa Gitsba worked with the leading conductors: Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Boris Tevlin, Yury Simonov, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ponkin, Teodor Kourenzis, Rene Clemencic, Mark Pekarsky.


 


 
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