Opera News hails Lyubov Petrova as a “soprano of ravishing, changeable beauty, blazing high notes and magnetic stage presence.” In the 2018-19 season, she returns to Florida Grand Opera as Countess Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro. Last season, she sang Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with the Metropolitan Opera, her first performances of Freia in Das Rheingold with both the London Philharmonic and Odense Symphony Orchestra, and returned to the Metropolitan Opera for their production of Così fan tutte. She also joined Bard Music Festival for Marfa in The Tsar’s Bride, Music@Menlos for Shostakovich’s From Jewish Folk Poetry, and returned to La Jolla Music Festival for performances Lilla-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras and selections of Schubert Lieder.
Ms. Petrova made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos. The former participant in the company’s prestigious Lindemann Young Artist Development Program has returned for numerous roles including Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Norina in Don Pasquale, Sophie in Werther, Nannetta in Falstaff, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Xenia in Boris Godunov, and Woglinde in Das Rheingold as well as for the company’s productions of Giulio Cesare and Le nozze di Figaro.
She has sung Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Rachmaninov’s The Bells with the Florida Orchestra. In her native Russia, she has joined the Russian National Orchestra for further performances The Bells (available commercially on the Warner Classics label) and Artiomov’s Requiem with the Russian National Orchestra; Bach’s Magnificat and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass with Helmuth Rilling conducting the Moscow Conservatory Orchestra; and Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. She has also sung a program of Johann Strauss with Julius Rudel conducting the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and joined the Pressburger Symphoniker at the Schloss Esterhazy in Austria for a concert of Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, Mozart, and Bizet.
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