Olga Shanina - Renowned Russian Soprano.
Olga will be supported by Guy Davidson at the grand piano. 75 minutes of superb:- Arias from Operas, operettas, musicals and cinema.
Olga was born in Ulyanovsk in the family of a military pilot.
As a graduating student in the Rimsky- Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory she performed the role of Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata, and this was to become her signature role, having performed it over 100 times. She has also performed leading roles in Rigoletto, Un ballo in maschera, La Boheme, Die Fledermaus, and Carmen, as well as roles in a number of Russian operas less well known in the West.
From 2004 until 2008 she was a senior lecturer at the Herzen State University Vocal Department as well as presenting master classes in Kazakhstan. Olga has been invited to perform in Japan, Finland, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Tatarstan and China.
Her connection with New Zealand has been by way of a social cultural exchange visit to this country.