Russian mezzo-soprano Anastasiia Sidorova entered the voice department of the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in 2014 and studies under renowned instructors Mikael Eliasen and Patricia McCaffrey.
In 2016 she was selected as an Emerging Artist at Opera Philadelphia, where she made her professional debut as Roggiero in Tancredi and covered the role of Dodo in the world premiere of new chamber opera, Breaking the Waves, by Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek. In the 2017/18 season, Anastasiia returns to Opera Philadelphia for a second year as an Emerging Artist to perform the roles of Dritte Dame in Die Zauberflöte and Mércèdes in Carmen.
For the summer of 2018 Anastasiia will be joining Wolf Trap Studio Artist program and perform Giovanna in their production of Rigoletto as well as cover Gertrude in Roméo et Juliette.
During the summer of 2017 Anastasiia participated in the Academy of the Verbier Festival in Switzerland and made her debut as Olga in Eugene Onegin and Zweite Magd in Elektra.
The highlight of the 2017/18 season was her appearance as Olga and Filippievna in Eugene Onegin and Mrs.Doc in Bernstein’s Opera “Quiet place” for the Curtis Opera Theatre.
Tchaikovsky’s “None but the Lonely Heart” was given a powerful reading by mezzo-soprano Anastasiia Sidorova. Her rich beautiful mezzo evoked memories of Eula Beal, her gown of orange poppies framed her like a portrait in the Hermitage. The Gerda Lissner Foundation in association with the Liederkranz Foundation introduced the 2015 winners of the Lieder/Song competition
Anastasiia Sidorova delivered a lovely and tender Roggiero – Tancredi’s squire. She sang her aria beautifully.
Mezzo-soprano Anastasiia Sidorova, as Tancredi’s attaché Roggiero, makes a terrific impression, especially in a spirited and youthful Act II solo voicing the character’s misguided romantic optimism.
Mezzo-sopranos Allegra De Vita and Anastasiia Sidorova lend their respective talents to the portrayal of Amenaide’s loyal friend Isaura, and the ‘trouser role’ of Roggiero, attendant to Tancredi.
Review: ‘Tancredi’ at Opera Philadelphia
February 12, 2017
In the leading roles on Thursday, both Rachel Sterrenberg and Roy Hage lacked bloom in their vocal upper reaches, although they became more emotionally convincing with each succeeding scene. The most finished singers – vocally, theatrically, and linguistically – were Anastasiia Sidorova as Iolanta’s caretaker and Jamez McCorkle as Vaudémont’s best buddy Robert.
by David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic firstname.lastname@example.org
Bach, JS. “Erbarme dich, mein Gott” from Matthäuspassion, BWV 244Curtis Institute of Music, Field Concert Hall Anastasiia Mazurok (violin) Anastasiia Sidorova (mezzo soprano) Curtis Institute of Music, Field Concert Hall […]
Final Round Concert of the CS Vocal Competition in Chicago Anastasiia, 1st Place Winner of the Classical University Division, performs at the Final Round Concert of the CS Vocal Competition […]