Biography

After graduating from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Svetlana Shilova took her first steps as a soloist as Paulina in The Queen of Spades and Olga in Eugene Onegin at the Musical Theatre of St. Petersburg Opera.

In 2002 she debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in the role of Marfa in Khovanshchina and she sang at the reopening ceremony of the historical/main stage of the Bolshoi in October 2012.

Shilova has performed on many European opera stages and festivals. She sang Khivrya in Sorochinsky Fair (Roman Kofman / Tony Palmer), Gertrude in Hansel and Gretel (Bonn), Amneris in Aida (Irina Arkhipova presents Opera Festival, Diego Crovetti, conductor), Spring in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden (Mariinski Theatre, St. Petersburg), Marta in Iolanta (Warsaw and Dresden), Olga in Eugene Onegin (Madrid), the Death in Stravinsky’s The Nightingale, Cat’s Cradle Songs (Festival d’Aix en Provence, Lyon and Quebec).

Discography

Scriabin - Symphony No. 1 & The Poem of Ecstasy

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