Hailed as ‘the new voice of Russia’ and the star of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Venera Gimadieva has quickly become one of the most sought-after lyric coloratura sopranos in Europe. Her performances as Violetta in La Traviata have earned sensational reviews, with the Guardian describing her at her Glyndebourne Festival debut as “a soprano of huge presence, compelling to watch, with a voice of thrilling security and range, and a special quality to her quieter singing that makes you hang on every note.” She has sung in prestigious houses around the world, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and La Fenice, Venice. Gimadieva is a reputable interpreter of bel canto repertoire. Her roles include Lucia, Lucia di Lammermoor (Semperoper Dresden; NCPA Beijing; Opernhaus Zürich and Bayerische Staatsoper); Elvira, I Puritani (Teatro Real, Madrid; Vienna Staatsoper); Norina, Don Pasquale (Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow); Amina, La sonnambula (Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow; Deutsche Oper Berlin). She also frequently performs The Queen of Shemakha, The Golden Cockerel, and Giulietta, I Capuleti e i Montecchi.