9 December 2022
Alyona Diyanova who sang the part of Liza has physical perfection for this role, displaying feminine charm and an excellent voice. Her lyrical soprano is distinguished by a special timbre – pure, soft, brilliant, and a bit fragile (...) She possesses the gift of touching the listener’s heart; the famous aria in Scene 6 (“Ah, I am worn by grief”) was performed with faultless musicianship, deep feeling, and great élan. Her success with the public is fully deserved.
In June 2014 the role of Cio Cio San in the production of Madam Butterfly was performed by soloist of the Astrakhan State Theatre of Opera and Ballet Alena Diyanova. During the course of one opera the heroine marries, gives birth, waits for her lover and dies. A. Diyanova expressively conveyed the heroine’s emotions and brilliantly dealt with the complexities of the part.
Astrakhan State Theatre of Opera and Ballet
A strong and beautiful voice, good vocal form and acting skills were demonstrated by Alena Diyanova in the role of Rosalinde.
Alena Diyanova was born in Gorky city (Nizhny Novgorod). In 2005 she graduated from the Nizhny Novgorod Music College having studied vocal arts with Svetlana Berzhinskaya. She graduated from Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory named after Mikhail Glinka where she continued her studies in 2010. In 2021 Alena Diyanova underwent assistant internship at the Vocal Department of the Far Eastern State Institute of Art.
In 2006 she participated in tours in Saratov, Nizhny Novgorod and Nizhny Novgorod Region together with the Military Orchestra and the concert group of the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Privolzhsky Regional Command of the Interior Ministry of the Russian Federation.
In 2009, she performed the part of Kuma in The Enchantress opera in a joint production by the NNGK and the Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic (conductor Alexander Skulsky, director Vladimir Agababov).
In 2009 she took part in the master class of Alla Simoni, a teacher at the International Academy of Singing (Pesaro, Italy).
From 2010 to 2015 she was a soloist of the Astrakhan State Theatre of Opera and Ballet. She has performed in Astrakhan and the Astrakhan Region, in Nizhny Novogorod, Makhachkala and Baku.
In September 2015 Alena Diyanova 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 May 2019 she participated in tour performances of The Tsar’s Bride opera at the Zaryadye Concert Hall in Moscow and the New Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg.
In November 2017 she made her debut on the stage of the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, having performed the part of Senta in Der fliegende Holländer opera. Subsequently she also sang the part of Floria Tosca in the opera Tosca and the part of Lady Macbeth in the opera Macbeth. Alena Diyanova has participated in tours of the Mariinsky Theatre in China: she appeared in Harbin in the performance of War and Peace in 2016 and in the Center for Performing Arts of Jiangsu Province (Nanjing) in the performance of Tosca in 2018. In May 2019 and June 2022 she performed the part of Senta in Der fliegende Holländer opera conducted by Valery Gergiev at the Stars of the White Nights Festivals in St Petersburg.
Alena Diyanova performs in productions conducted by Valery Gergiev, Christian Knapp, Michael Guettler, Justus Frantz, Shizuo Z Kuwahara, Vladislav Karklin.
She has collaborated with such Stage Directors as Alexei Stepanyuk, Vyacheslav Starodubtsev, Irkin Gabitov, Konstantin Balakin, Marat Gatsalov and others.
Repertoire at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Tosca (Tosca, G. Puccini);
Princess Turandot (Turandot, G. Puccini);
Madama Butterfly (Madama Butterfly, G. Puccini);
Lady Macbeth (Macbeth, G. Verdi);
Elisabeth de Valois (Don Carlo, G. Verdi);
Aida (Aida, G. Verdi);
Violetta (La traviata, G. Verdi);
Nedda (Pagliacci, R. Leoncavallo);
Micaëla (Carmen, G. Bizet);
Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro, W.-A. Mozart);
Maria (Mazepa, P. Tchaikovsky);
Liza (The Queen of Spades, P. Tchaikovsky);
Tatiana (Eugene Onegin, P. Tchaikovsky);
Oxana (Christmas Eve, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Saburova (The Tsar’s Bride, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Fata Morgana (The Love for Three Oranges, S. Prokofiev);
Tsaritsa Militrisa (The Tale of Tsar Saltan, N. Rimsky-Korsakov);
Parasha (Mavra, I. Stravinsky);
Papagena (Die Zauberflöte, W.-A. Mozart);
Susanna (Khovanshchina, M. Musorgsky);
Madame Peronskaya (War and Peace, S. Prokofiev);
Varya (Idiot, A. Smelkov, concert performance);
Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus, J. Strauss II);
Monoopera Expectation by M. Tariverdiev.
Repertoire also includes:
Iolanta (Iolanta, P. Tchaikovsky in concert), Yaroslavna (Prince Igor, A. Borodin), Nastasya (Kuma) (The Enchantress, P. Tchaikovsky), Oksana (Cherevichki, P. Tchaikovsky), Rusalka (Natasha) (Rusalka, A. Dargomyzhsky), Desdemona (Otello, G. Verdi), Senta (Der fliegende Holländer, R. Vagner).
The concert repertoire also includes the soprano parts in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Carmina Burana by C. Orff.