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Svetlana Sozdateleva

"…a dramatic soprano of striking stage presence, with exactly the “searing glance” needed for the supernatural Valkyrie."
- The Arts Desk

Represented by

Alex Grigorev

Michael Murashov

Evgeniya Malygina


General World

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Jan 2021


Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor

Dec 2020


Mikhail Jurowski, Conductor
Barrie Kosky, Stage Director

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Biography Highlights


Upcoming Performances

Debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York as Renata Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel*, return to London’s Royal Festival Hall as Brünnhilde Die Walküre under the musical direction of V. Jurowski*, debut at Staatstheater Stuttgart as Fata Morgana in Love for three Oranges


Recent Engagements

Debut at Opera Nacional de Chile as Abigaille Nabucco*, Renata The Fiery Angel at the Warsaw Teatr Wielki and at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, at the Helikon Opera Moscow as Katerina Izmailova Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Domna Saburova The Tsar’s Bride, Madame Lidoine Dialogues des Carmélites. Fata Morgana Love for three Oranges at the Komische Oper Berlin and debut at Teatro San Carlo in Naples*, Katerina Izmailova Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at the Greek National Opera in Athens, Brünnhilde Die Walküre at London Philharmonic Orchestra.


Other Engagements

Debut as Renata Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel at the La Monnaie Brussels. Renata The Fiery Angel at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Komische Oper Berlin, Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, Scottish Opera Glasgow. Abigaille Verdi’s Nabucco at the Mariinsky Theatre; the title role in Puccini’s Tosca at Latvian National Opera Riga; Katerina Izmailova in Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Den Norske Opera Oslo, Finnish National Opera Helsinki, Stadttheater Klagenfurt. At Glyndebourne festival as Lady Macbeth in Verdi’s Macbeth and Kostelnička in Janáček's Jenůfa. At the Moscow Helikon Opera as Katerina Izmailova Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Emilia Marty Věc Makropulos, Madame Lidoine Dialogues des carmélites, Liza Pique Dame, Maria Mazeppa, Dvořák’s Rusalka, Stefanie Giordano’s Siberia. With the Russian National Orchestra as Sieglinda Die Walküre and as the soprano soloist Shostakovich’s Symphony №14.  [*- cancelled]



Svetlana Sozdateleva
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The Fiery Angel

Bayerische Staatsoper

The Fiery Angel

Bayerische Staatsoper

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Greek National Opera "... a compelling Katerina Izmailova" - Athens Voice

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Greek National Opera "... a compelling Katerina Izmailova" - Athens Voice


Svetlana in Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel

Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel

THE FIERY ANGEL 2015, MUNICH SD (DVD) Bayerische staatsoper, Munich, December 12, 2015


Reviews & Press


Greek National Opera - Shostakovich - Lady Macbeth of Mtzensk - Katerina Lvovna Izmailova

The impressive Russian soprano Svetlana Sozdateleva, the Lady Macbeth of the title, created a compelling Katerina Ismailova, full of passion and urges, ready to do everything -even murder- and to accept the consequences, to free herself and live love. Following her movement and listening to her robust, shinning voice, we felt her inner struggle, the boredom next to her boring husband, the hatred for the tyrannous lustful father-in-law, the desire and jealousy for Sergei. She became the anti-hero that forces you to like her, even to give reason to her actions, exactly like Shostakovich would have liked.

- Λένα Ιωαννίδου , Athens Voice

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The experienced, spirited Russian soprano Svetlana Sozdateleva was a perfect Katerina: young, beautiful, with excellent technique and strong luminous, well-focused, precise voice.

- Γιάννης Σβώλος ,

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London Philharmonic Orchestra - Wagner - Die Walküre - Brünnhilde

…a dramatic soprano of striking stage presence, with exactly the “searing glance” needed for the supernatural Valkyrie, Svetlana Sozdateleva, to give of her vocal and dramatic best. 

- David Nice , The Arts Desk

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Svetlana Sozdateleva was the tireless, metallic-sounding Brünnhilde

- Tim Ashley , The Guardian

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Svetlana Sozdateleva was an excellent Brünnhilde, both commanding and vulnerable.

The Telegraph

Berlin Komische Oper - Prokofiev - The Love for Three Oranges - Fata Morgana

Fata Morgana was played by soprano Svetlana Sozdateleva; she sang well and was a good comedian. 

- José M. Irurzun , Seen and Heard International

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Stadttheater Klagenfurt - Shostakovih - Lady Macbeth of Mtzensk

Uneingeschränkt glücklich wird man diesmal auch mit dem Sängerensemble: Svetlana Sozdateleva verausgabt sich darstellerisch und stimmlich bis an ihre Grenzen. Sie ist eine ungemein facettenreiche Katerina Ismailowa, von unbefriedigt über lasziv bis exzessiv.

Stage Highlights

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