8 April 2020
Laura Bustamante in the part of Lyubasha was the discovery of the performance. The singer has definitely got into the image and has not replayed for a second. Her key possession is her flexible, saturated and flighty voice. Lyubasha’s entire dramaturgic line was embodied by the natural low notes and the unchained “tops”. The actress’s singing skill lined up with her meaningful emotionality and special attention to the expressive power of the word.
Laura Bustamante stood out especially in the part of the jealously-ridden Lyubasha: with a strong, richly smooth, chesty sound, she conveyed the subtlest shades of her heroine’s tragedy.
Laura Bustamante was born in Volzhsky, Volgograd Oblast.
In 2009 she graduated from the Volgograd College of Arts named after Pavel Serebryakov (class of Elena Yuneyeva). In 2014 she graduated from the Volgograd Conservatory named after Pavel Serebryakov (class of Professor Natalia Semyonova).
From 2011 to 2015 she worked in the Tsaritsinskya Opera Theatre in Volgograd.
In August 2015 she became a soloist of the Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Since 2016 she has been a member of the Opera Company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
In June 2018, she performed in the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre as part of the Stars of the White Nights festival in the opera Mavra.
In May 2019, she participated in the tour performances of the Tsar's Bride opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov directed by Vyacheslav Starodubtsev in the Zaryadye concert hall (Moscow) and in the Mariinsky-2 (St Petersburg).
Repertoire at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre:
Carmen, Mercédès (Carmen, G. Bizet);
Olga (Eugene Onegin, P. Tchaikovsky);
Polina, Milovzor (The Queen of Spades, P. Tchaikovsky);
Laura (Iolanta, P. Tchaikovsky, concert performance);
Lyubasha (The Tsar’s Bride, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Sonya (War and Peace, S. Prokofiev);
Solokha, Tsaritsa (Christmas Eve, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Tkachikha (The Tale of the Tsar Saltan, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Maddalena (Rigoletto, G. Verdi);
Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte, W. A. Mozart);
Nikoletta, Princess Clarice (The Love for Three Oranges, S. Prokofiev);
The Neighbour (Mavra, I. Stravinsky);
Amneris (Aida, G. Verdi);
1st pageboy (Parsifal, R. Wagner).
Repertoire also includes:
Mlle. Blanche (The Gambler, S. Prokofiev), Spring (The Snow Maiden, N. Rimsky-Korsakov), Varya (The Story of a Real Man, S. Prokofiev), Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte, W.A. Mozart), Zhenka (The Dawns Here Are Quiet, K. Molchanov).