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Since her acclaimed performance in the fall of 2006 of Rachel in the Royal Opera, Covent Garden’s concerts of Halevy’s La Juive, Russian born soprano Marina Poplavskaya has established herself internationally as one of the most arresting young artists to be heard today. The British press and public hailed her as a major new singer, and as a result of this great success she received invitations from important theatres throughout the world such as the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Munich, Berlin State Opera, Netherlands Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Hamburg State Opera and many others including the Salzburg Festival.

Marina Poplavskaya began the 2012/2013 season as Lucrezia in Verdi’s I Due Foscari at the Los Angeles Opera opposite Placido Domingo. She subsequently sang the Verdi Requiem with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nezet Seguin and made her debut in concert in Mexico City under Jan Latham-Koenig. Poplavskaya then returned to the Royal Opera, Covent Garden as Alice in Robert le Diable. During the season she also added to her repertoire the roles of Gutrune in a new production of Goetterdaemmerung at the Berlin State under Daniel Barenboi. Poplavskaya also returned to the Netherlands Opera as Violetta in a repeat of the Willy Decker production of La Traviata in which she made her debut in the role in 2009.

Marina Poplavskaya was born in Moscow and studied at the State M Ippolitov-Ivanov Music Institute with P. Tarassov and I. Shapur. After that she began winning numerous prizes in international competitions, which included the first prize in the Maria Callas Grand Prix in Athens. She began her professional career at the New Opera Theatre in Moscow making her operatic debut as Tatyana in Eugene Onegin. She was also a soloist at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Dantchenko Moscow Academic Opera Theatre. She subsequently made her debut at the Bolshoi Theatre as Ann Truelove in The Rake’s Progressfollowed by Maria in MazeppaIn 2004, Ms. Poplavskaya joined the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme of the Royal Opera Covent Garden in September 2005 and made her company debut there as the Third Norn in Götterdammerung under Antonio Pappano.

INTERESTS Performing and teaching, Violin Playing, teaching Art and Music, Performance  and Stage presence. 

In 2002- graduated with Honors Ippolitov Ivanov Moscow State Music Pedagogical Institution 

In 2005- won Grand Prix Maria Callas intl Competition 

In 2009- won Artist of The Year

In 2012- part of the team on Grammophone award for the Best Performance (Don Carlo)

Experience:   ONLINE CERTIFIED TEACHER Provided after-school tutoring for students Taught  basics of  Language Arts in Music and Performance to elementary students. •Performing Art classes, voice and performance development technique Virtu Academy, Varsity Academy, Lessonface learning platform Co-designed lesson plans for various classes,diverse and individua approach. Taught classes using World renowned International teaching methods Promoted nurturing  and encouraging classroom environment. 

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