Venera Gimadieva named “40 Under 40: A New Generation of Superb Opera Singers”
Russian soprano Venera Gimadieva stars as Violetta Valery in WNO’s production of Verdi’s La traviata helmed by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello. Named one of the “40 Under 40” by Operavore, WQXR’FM’s popular digital 24/7 audio stream devoted to Opera, Venera’s debut in Washington is one not to miss! Also featuring tenor Joshua Guerrero and baritone Lucas Meachem, La traviata runs for 11 performances from October 6-21. For more information, please visit our website.
From Fred Plotkin:
Venera Gimadieva, a Russian soprano, will sing Violetta at the Washington National Opera in October. The role brought her rapturous attention when she sang it in 2014 in Glyndebourne. The Guardian described her 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. It’s a remarkable, touching Glyndebourne debut.”