Bio: Soprano Anna Samuil is among the most sought-after Russian singers of her generation and has been steadily engaged as a soloist at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin since 2004. Anna’s international career quickly brought her to some of the most important stages in the world: La Scala in Milan (Donna Anna, Freia, Gutrune), the Metropolitan Opera in New York (Musetta), the State Operas in Munich (Violetta, Donna Anna), Dresden (Mimì), and Hamburg (Adina, Fiordiligi, Donna Anna, Violetta), the Opera Houses in Valencia (Donna Anna), Lyon (Maria in Mazeppa), Tel Aviv and Tokyo (Donna Anna, Rosalinde), Pittsburgh (Violetta, Tatiana), and Baltimore (Mimì), and the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg (Violetta). A frequently invited guest at international festivals, she has enjoyed considerable success at the Salzburg Festival (Tatiana), in Aix-en-Provence and Edinburgh (Violetta, Maria), at Glyndebourne, Verbier, and the Arena di Verona (Donna Anna), as well as at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Verdi’s Messa da Requiem).
Anna has collaborated with renowned conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Sir Neville Marriner, Lorin Maazel, Antonio Pappano, Plácido Domingo, Dmitri Kitayenko, Kent Nagano, Manfred Honeck, Chung Myung-whun, Ivor Bolton, Kirill Petrenko, Vladimir Jurowski, Gustavo Dudamel, Andris Nelsons, Massimo Zanetti, and Donald Runnicles. Directors who have guided her career are Franco Zeffirelli, Peter Stein, Andrea Breth, Jonathan Miller, Bernard Uzan, Achim Freyer, Jonathan Kent, Claus Guth, Guy Cassiers, Lindy Hume, and Marthe Keller.