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Soprano

Anna Nechaeva

"The sensation of WNO’s cast is Anna Nechaeva, who made an outstanding U.S. debut as Tatiana. [Sung ] with innocence, passion, and dreaminess." - Washington Classical Review

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Biography Highlights

Current & Recent Seasons

Metropolitan Opera New York debut, return to La Monnaie Brussels and Bolshoi Theatre Moscow as Lisa Pique Dame, Polina The Gambler, title role in Manon Lescaut and Amelia Un ballo in maschera,  house debut as  Lisa  Pique Dame at the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Maria Mazeppa Philharmonie de Paris on tour with Bolshoi Theatre Moscow and house debut at Sydney Opera Australia.

Other Engagements

Tatiana Eugene Onegin at the Washington National Opera, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Polish National Opera Warsaw, and the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival in Japan, the title role in Iolanta for Savonlinna Opera Festival, Amelia Un ballo in maschera, the title role of Manon Lescaut, and Lisa Pique Dame, Iolanta at the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, soprano part in Britten’s War Requiem at Staatsoper Berlin with maestro Pappano.

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Reviews & Press

Washington National Opera - Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin - Tatyana

The sensation of WNO’s cast is Anna Nechaeva, who made an outstanding U.S. debut as Tatiana. The Russian soprano had all of the vocal qualities for the role, and she imbued the Act I Letter Aria with innocence, passion, and dreaminess. The power of the performance came just as much from her acting abilities, making the character both vulnerable and exalted. Towering strength came later in Act III, when she finally put Onegin in his place, singing  with a more mature vocal presence.

- Charles T. Downey , Washington Classical Review

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Washington National Opera did indeed “discover” a Tatiana for our times in the ravishing Anna Nechaeva, whose voice is as expressive and lovely as her form.  She is the real deal, a singing-actress of keenly honed talent and stage presence, who at one moment timidly darts across the stage like a startled bird, then buoyantly leaps up onto a bed like a jubilant child. She holds nothing back in her portrayal of youthful warmth and romantic fervor, then makes the whole auditorium feel her anguish and humiliation at the hands of a careless man. But she endures and keeps a loving heart so that at the end she gains a noble dignity.

I had expected the soprano to possess a powerful but thrown-back vocal placement and “heavy” sound as many Russian singers do. Instead, though there are delicious dark notes and depth in that voice, it is balanced with a forward placement that keeps everything bright and every note spinning out seemingly effortlessly.

In “The Letter” aria, Nechaeva navigates the sudden emotional and musical changes, committing herself to every musical and dramatic moment and all sourced from the character’s thoughts. She starts, hesitating, then chases mentally a glimmer of love but soon moves into full throttle, then commits, willing to throw herself recklessly at Onegin to save her helpless, romantic heart. At one point, she runs headlong around the stage, scooping up leaves only to fling them high into the air (and they scatter behind her,) then throws herself to the ground and rolls down the steeply raked stage, blanketed in autumn leaves. Overcome by her own exertions and realizing such passion is dangerous, she dives down into smoky dark notes of intense doubt and melancholy, accessing a strong mezzo sound.

- Susan Galbraith , DC Theatre Scene

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Anna Nechaeva’s Tatiana is glorious, with the recklessness of young love fully on display; with the fiery leaves of Autumn thick on the ground, when Nechaeva sings Tatiana’s immortal love aria for Onegin she gets to act out her impulsiveness, rolling and flinging leaves to show the conflict of joy and dread she feels.

- Andrew Walker White , DC Metro Theatre Arts

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Berlin Staatsoper - Britten - War Requiem - Soprano

... während sich Anna Nechaeva beeindruckend aus der Chorschar heraus verausgabt

- Ulrich Amling , Der Tagesspiegel

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Anna Nechaeva sang from within the chorus, giving her, too, a heightened, removed position from where her clear and melodious soprano projected over the orchestration.

- Zenaida des Aubris , Bachtrack

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... with the exquisite and moving voices of tenor Ian Bostridge, baritone Matthias Goerne, and soprano Anna Nechaeva

When soprano Anna Nechaeva entered, the texture of her fluent voice at once lifted and lightened the martial sound of Goerne’s baritone, while adding a suggestion of fire and wailing

- Lois Silverstein , Opera Wire

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L’on sort de l’opéra troublé aussi bien par la voix d’Anna Nechaeva que par le final visuellement magnifique où les jetons tombent du ciel comme des bombes.

- Yaël Hirsch , Toute la Culture

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Antwerpen Opera Vlaanderen - Prokofiev - The Gambler - Polina

Die adrette Anna Nechaeva ist der Widerpart mit schöner und zugleich willensstarker Sopranstimme. Sie tariert die Launen und Gemütsschwankungen der Polina virtuos aus. 

- Frieder Reininghaus , Deutschlandfunk Kultur

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