Alexandra Lubchansky

Alexandra Lubchansky


The soprano Alexandra Lubchansky completed her studies of piano and composition at the Music Conservatory in St Petersburg, her native city, graduating with distinction.

After piano studies in Tel Aviv and Frankfurt, she won the first prize at the Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition held in Paris. From 2000 to 2003 she studied voice at Karlsruhe Opera School under the tutelage of Prof. Roland Hermann. In September 2003, she was awarded the prize of the European Foundation for Culture in Lucerne.

Alexandra Lubchansky has worked with conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Kent Nagano, Paavo Järvi, Ivor Bolton, Stefan Soltesz, Emanuel Krivine, Lothar Zagrosek, Johannes Kalitzke and Paolo Carignani as well as with opera directors such as Christof Loy and Nikolaus Lehnhoff.

Guest engagements have taken her to the Semperoper Dresden, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Marijinsky Theatre St Petersburg, the Théatre del a Monnaie Brussels, the Teatro Municipal Sao Paulo, the New National Theatre Tokyo, the Frankfurt Opera and the Festival Halls of Salzburg and Baden-Baden. In her career, she has already sung numerous roles by Mozart (Contessa, Donna Anna, Queen of the Night, Konstanze, Blonde and Rosina), major roles from within the Italian repertoire (Lucia, Imogene, Norma, Amina, Gilda, Violetta, Musetta and Liù) and parts by Wagner and Richard Strauss (Woglinde, Flower Girl, Zerbinetta and Fiakermilli).

During the Mozart Year of 2006, Ms Lubchansky performed Queen of the Night and Blonde at the Mozart Festival of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. In 2013, she sang Woglinde under Emanuel Krivine in Paris – a concert that was broadcast by ARTE, the German-French TV arts channel. In March 2015, she debuted as Liù at the National Opera in Sofia. In spring 2016, she made her debut as Donna Elvira at the Staatstheater Saarbrücken.

As a concert singer, she has performed with the German Symphony Orchestra of Berlin, with the Bavaria Radio and the Hesse Radio Symphony Orchestras, the Orchestre National Montpellier, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra and La Chambre Philharmonique.

Alexandra Lubchansky is an experienced interpreter of contemporary music. She sang Henze's Being Beauteous at the Bavarian State Opera and Nocturnes and Arias with the Hesse Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Kassel Music Festival. At the Mozarteum Salzburg, she performed A Mirror on Which to Dwell by Elliott Carter. She has also sung high soprano: in Wolfgang Rihm's Conquest of Mexico; in Neither, the mono-opera by Morton Feldman with the Kassel State Theatre and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein; and in L'Espace Dernier by Matthias Pintscher at the Alte Oper Frankfurt and with the Cologne Philharmonic. Similarly, she sang the part of Franziska in the premiere of Christian Jost's The Arabian Night in Essen; and Amelia in Manfred Trojahn's La grande magia in Gelsenkirchen. Together with the Minguet Quartet, she presented works by Peter Ruzicka at the Moscow Philharmonic in 2014.

In the season 2016/17 Alexandra Lubchansky performed at the Stadttheater Bern.

This highly acclaimed new production saw her embodying Maria Callas and singing selected arias from the repertoire of the prima donna assoluta.

On New Year's Eve 2016 she sang Beethoven's 9th Symphony with Munich Philharmonic orchestra.

Alexandra Lubchansky performs regularly with the ensemble unitedberlin – in January and October 2017, for example, at the Konzerthaus Berlin under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski.

Plans for 2017/18 include:

Salome under the baton of Valery Gergiev at Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg;

Elsa (Lohengrin) and the title role in Reznicek’s opera Donna Diana at National Theatre Prague;

Senta (The Flying Dutchman) Sommeroper Selzach, Switzerland

Strauss’ Four Last Songs with Heidelberg Philharmonic

In November 2018 concerts with Vladimir Jurowski and Moscow State Orchestra in Moscow

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