The Russian-born singer with Greek roots has been on stage since she was four years old. She graduated with honors at the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory (Russian Federation) and completed her post graduate studies at the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar (Germany).

 

In the 2015/16 season Anna-Maria Kalesidis had her sensational debut as Abigaille in "Nabucco" at the Pforzheim Theater. This role also took her to the Würzburg Theater, the Ulm Theater and the Leipzig Opera. In 2016/17 she thrilled the audience as Rusalka at the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck, for which she was awarded the Austrian Music Theater Award for Best Female Lead. In the season 2017/18 she impressed as Katja Kabanova in the new production of the Freiburg Theater. In the 2018/19 season Anna-Maria Kalesidis returned to the Tiroler Landes Theater Innsbruck and appeared as Micaëla in "Carmen" and as Madeline Usher in "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Philip Glass. She also appeared again as Abigaille in "Nabucco" on the stage of the Leipzig Opera.

 

In the previous years, the lyrical-dramatic soprano regularly performed in her hometown of St. Petersburg, e. g. as Musetta, Tatiana, Marfa, Iolanta, Contessa, Liù, Giulietta and Nedda. She also performed as Emma in „Chowanschtschina“ at the Nationaltheater Weimar, as Fiordiligi with the Philharmonic Orchestra Jena and in a multifaceted interpretation as Tatiana at the Staatstheater Oldenburg.

 

She has given concerts in Armenia, Germany, China, Italy, Russia and Spain. Her wide-ranging repertoire includes Wagner's „Wesendonck Songs“, Strauss's „Four Last Songs“, Berlioz's „Les nuits d’ete", as well as art songs and choral music.

 

In the 2019/20 season Anna-Maria Kalesidis appears at the Tiroler Landes Theater Innsbruck as Giorgetta in "Il tabarro" by Puccini and with the title role in "Katja Kabanova" by Janáček.

 

 

 

 

Education:

 

2009 - 2012 University of Music “Franz Liszt” (Weimar, Germany)  Post-graduate “Course B - Opera direction”

2004 - 2008 Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory (Russian Federation)  Master Degree 

2000 - 2004 Moscow State University of Culture and Art (Russian Federation)

 

 

Awards:

 

2018 Austrian Music Theater Price "Der goldene Schikaneder 2018" - Best Female Leading Role (Rusalka, "Rusalka" at the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck, Season 2016/17)

 

 

Competitions: 

 

2013 First Prize - Komitas Musik Festival  (Prötzel, Germany)

2011 Second Prize and Special Prize - International Singing Competition (Vrable, Slovakia)

2011 Finalist - 17 International Singing Competition Ferriccio Tagliavini (Deutschlandsberg, Austria)

2011 Finalist - 22nd International Singing Competition Clermont-Ferrand (France)

2010 Semifinalist - International Competition "Competizione dell´ Opera” (Dresden, Germany)

2005 First Prize - International Festival - Dobrice/Albena Competition (Bulgaria)

 

 

Concerts and Projects:

 

2016 Concertante performance "Peter Pan" (Wendy) at the Stiftskirche Heilig-Kreuz, Music Days at Horn a. N. (Germany)

2014 Member of jury at the International Music Festival "Harizma" in Thassos (Greece)

2013 H. Berlioz “Les nuits d´ete“ - Concert with the symphony orchestra at Jena Philharmonic (Jena, Germany)

2013 R. Wagner „Wesendonck Songs“  (Berlin, Germany)  

2013 “S. Rachmaninov and P. Tchaikovsky” - Concert of Russian Music (Erevan, Armenia)

2013 “Opera Gala“ - Concert with the symphony orchestra at Xiamen Philharmonic (China)

2012 R. Strauss „4 Last Songs“ - Concert with the symphony orchestra at Jena Philharmonic (Jena, Germany)

2011 “Opera Gala“ - Concert with the symphony orchestra at Beijing Philharmonic (China)

2011 R. Strauss “4 Last Songs“ - Concert with the symphony orchestra at Jena Philharmonic (Jena, Germany)  

2011 Fr. Liszt “Three Sonnets of Petrarch” - Project „Liszt, the Progressive“ (Eisenstadt, Austria) 

 

 

Master courses: 

 

May 2016 master course with Prof. Mag.art. Joanna Borowska-Isser (Graz, Austria)

August 2014 master course with KS Prof. Christa Ludwig (Austria)

May 2012 master course with Prof. Harald Stamm (Germany)

April 2012 master course with Prof. Stella Doz (University of Milan)

April 2010 master course with KS Deborah Polaski (Germany)

October 2009 master course with KS Brigitta Fassbaender (Germany)

September 2005 master course with Prof. Alexandrina Milcheva (Bulgaria)

 

 

Role Engagements:

 

G. Puccini "Il tabarro", Giorgetta

Ph. Glass "The fall of the house of Usher", Madeline Usher

G. Bizet "Carmen", Micaëla

L. Janáček "Katja Kabanova", Katja Kabanova

A. Dvořák "Rusalka", Rusalka 

G. Verdi "Nabucco", Abigaille 

K. Weil "Street scene", Anna Maurrant

C. Monteverdi "Il coronatione di Poppea", Poppea

P. I. Tschaikowski “Eugen Onegin”, Tatiana 

W. A. Mozart “Cosi fan tutte”, Fiordiligi 

W. A. Mozart “Le Nozze di Figaro”, Contessa

A. Vivaldi „Ottone in villa“, Cleonilla

M. P. Mussorgski „Chowanschtschina“, Emma

N. A. Rimski-Korsakow “Die Zarenbraut”, Marfa 

G. Puccini „Turandot“, Liu 

R. Leoncavallo „I Pagliacci“, Nedda  

J. Matthison "Boris Godunov", Fürstin Olga (The DVD-version of Matthison´s opera appeared in 2010)

Zhang Xu „Journey to the West Red Star Over China“, Ms. Snow (National Oper Peking)