Awarded Honourable Mention
Born in Lugansk, Ukraine in 1984, Alina Yarovaya studied at the Donetsk State Academy of Music. Took part at the International Vocal School (Moscow) in master-classes held by Diane Zola, Richard Bado (Houston Grand Opera), Lenore Rosenberg, George Darden (Metropolitan Opera), Dmitry Vdovin (Academy of Choral Art in Moscow).
From 2005 to 2009 she was a soloist of the Donetsk National Theatre of Music and Drama, where she performed roles such as Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. Her repertoire also includes the roles of Violetta Valery in Verdi’s La Traviata, Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème and Marfa in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride as well as Bach’s Magnificat and various cantatas.
2009-2011 Alina was a member of the Young Artist Program of the Bolshoi Theatre under the supervision of Dmitry Vdovin and Mikhail Fikhtengoltz. Here she made her debut in February 2010 as Second Lady and later as Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. She took part in master-classes of Elena Obraztsova, Laura Claycomb, Debora York, Joan Rodgers, Elisabeth Vidal & Andre Cognet, Evgeny Nesterenko, Mark Lawson, Massimiliano Bullo (La’Scala ), among others. Since 2010 she studies with vocal teacher Svetlana Nesterenko.
In the spring of 2010, she took part in the tour of the National Philharmonic Orchestra and Moscow Virtuosi in Russia, Belorussia, France, China and USA with Vladimir Spivakov. With the Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra, she sang soprano solos in Haydn’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s C-minor Mass and Vivaldi’s Gloria e Imeneo at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and the Moscow International House of Music.
Since 2011 Alina Yarovaya is a Special Guest Soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre.
During the 2010/11 season at the Bolshoi, she sang an acclaimed Zerlina in Dmitry Tcherniakov’s production of Don Giovanni, ( Aix-an-Provence production) conducted by Teodor Currentzis and the reprise by Christopher Moulds, Xenia in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov and Ninetta in Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges.
In 2012, Alina debuts the role of Sophie in Steven Lawless’ new production of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, conducted by Vassily Sinaisky at the Bolshoi Theater. Later this season, she will make her debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid singing the part of Xenia in Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov.
In Summer 2013 she took part in a new production of Sonnambula by Bellini and L’enfant et les sortileges by Maurice Ravel at the Bolshoi. She also performed in a concert the role Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. In Autumn 2013 she worked on a new production of Don Carlos by Verdi at The Bolshoi Theatre where she sang the role of Tebaldo.
In Spring 2014 she took part the premiere of Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte with director Floris Visser and conductor Stefano Montanari in the role of Despina. Straight after she was invited the Summer Mozart Academy in Aix-an-Provence (2014)
In winter 2015 Alina participated to the Northern Lights Festival in Tromse (Norway) as Susanna in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro.
She also sang the 4-th Simphony by Mahler in St.Petersburg; concert performances of sacred music: Stabat Mater – Boccerini, Exultate, Jubilate and Requiem by Mozart.