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Germany: Evelina Dobraceva

Soprano - born 1975

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competitor

Evelina Dobraceva was born in 1975 in Syzran (Russia), and studied there from 1990 to 1994 at the State Music School. After her move to Germany, she began studying voice at the Hanns Eisler State Music School, Berlin, with Norma Sharp, Snezana Brzakovic and Julia Varady.

She has taken part in master classes with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Thomas Quasthoff and Peter Konwitschny.

Since March 2004 Evelina has been a stipendiary of the Study Foundation of the German People. In 2006 she received a Scholarship from the Schierse Foundation and was awarded a special prize in the Mozart Contest for Singers in Würzburg, Germany and has performed at the Mecklenburg-Vormommen Festival with the Polish Chamber Philarmonic Orchestra, conducted by Wojcech Rajski; Kassel Music Days Festival and Richard Strauss Vier letzte Lieder with the Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra.

In December 2005 Evelina sang Donna Anna Don Giovanni at the Kampnagel Theatre, Hamburg, and in the same year Ariadne Ariadne auf Naxos in a production at the Hanns Eisler State Music School.

Her future engagements include a recording of the Dargomyzhski Rusalka with the WDR in Cologne, and Margarita Songs by Lokshin with the Virtuosi Moscow conducted by Rudolph Barshai.

Repertoire details for Concert 3 and Recital 2:

Concert 3 - Tuesday 12 June

  • Mozart: Crudele! - Non mi dir (Don Giovanni)
  • Puccini: Chi il bel sogno di Doretta (La rondine)
  • Weber: Wie nahte mir der Schlummer - Leise, Leise (Der Freischütz)

With the orchestra of WNO conducted by Carlo Rizzi

Recital 2 - Sunday 10 June

  • Mozart: Abendempfindung (K523)
  • R Strauss: Ständchen (6 Songs, Op 17 No 2)
  • Schönberg: Waldsonne
  • Rachmaninoff:Son (Songs, Op 38 No 5)
  • Rachmaninoff: "A-Oo" (Songs, Op 38)

Accompanist: Llŷr Williams