popova_newAKsenia Popova joins OSJ’s resident company during the 2016-17 season as an associate resident, covering the title role in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Berta (Rossini’s The Barber of Seville),  and Musetta (Puccini’s La bohème). In Puts and Campbell’s Silent Night, Ms. Popova appears as Madeleine Audebert.

Recent engagements for Ms. Popova include role debuts as Polly Peachum in Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera with Tacoma Opera and a company debut with Skagit Opera as Gretel in Engelbert’s Hansel and Gretel. Ms. Popova made her company debut with Tacoma Opera in 2014-15 as Josephine in Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S Pinafore, and later in the season as Juliette in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette.

Ms. Popova’s other roles include Adele in Strauss’s Die Fledermaus with Vashon Opera, Queen of the Night/First Lady in Portland Opera’s outreach tour of The Magic Flute, Musetta in La bohème with Vespertine Opera, Fiorilla in Rossini’s Il Turco in Italia, Clarine in Rameau’s Platée, Lily in Nolan Gasser’s The Secret Garden, and Hélène in Chabrier’s Une Éducation Manquée. Ms. Popova is a former Sarasota Opera Apprentice Artist and Seattle Opera Guild Artist Grantee.

In concert, Ms.Popova has appeared as the Soprano Soloist in Carmina Burana with the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium (as part of the 2016 Folklife Festival), and twice with Sammamish Symphony Orchestra. She is a Metropolitan Opera National Council Third Place Regional winner, as well as having received Audience Favorite and Encouragement Awards.

Please visit Ms. Popova’s website for more information.

Ms. Popova’s residency made possible by a generous gift from the Gibson Walters Memorial Fund.

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