Ksenia Rossar – soprano
Genres: Opera / Chamber music
Ksenia is a versatile young singer, dividing her attention between different styles and periods from Baroque to cooperation with living composers. She studied solo singing in Tallinn University with E. Zahharova, graduated from Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with M. Palm in 2011, 2010-2013 studied in G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan with E. Anvelt and S. Doz and received her MA at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre with E. Märtson. She won prizes at M. Saar (2007) and Tiit Kuusik International Lied Competition (2012), in Estonia, International Alida Vane Competition (2007) in Latvia, was finalist at International Competitions of Giulietta Simionato (2010), Italy, and Klaudia Taev (2013), Estonia. 2013 saw her enter the best 5 in the Estonian TV show “Stars of the Classics”. In 2012 she also won a R. Wagner scholarship. In 2017 Ksenia was a finalist in the Vello Jürna International Competition, Estonia and Krasnoyarsk Slovtsov Opera Competition, Russia and received a third prize at Jean Sibelius Fest Competition in Turku, Funland. In the Milan Conservatory opera studio productions she sang Colombina in A. Salieri’s “Arlecchinata”, Fiordispina in D. Cimarosa’s “L’impresario in angustie” and Trujaman in M. de Falla’s “El retablo del maese Pedro”. She also sang Giulietta in P. Tchaikovsky- S. Taneev’s “Romeo and Giulietta” with Auditorium Verdi in Milan. 2015 and 2016 she performed main soprano parts in G. Donizetti’s “Il campanello” and “Elisir d’amore” in cooperation with Estonian National Opera. In 2017 she had the opportunity to participate in a dramatic rendering of the demanding vocal cycle “Try me, Good King: The Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII” by the American composer Libby Larsen and in 2018 she participated in a staged performance of the epic “Pierrot Lunaire” by A. Schönberg. She is involved in a colourful concert activity both in Estonia and abroad and is especially keen on exploring different chamber music possibilities.
Her oratorio solos performed in Estonia, Finland and Italy include A. Vivaldi’s “Gloria”, G. Faure “Requiem”, J. Haydn “Sieben letzte Worte”, C Saint-Saëns “Oratorio de Noël”, J. Brahms “Ein deutsches Requiem”, G. Mahler ´s 4th Symphony, A. Honegger´s “Le roi David”, G. Pergolesi´s “Stabat Mater”.
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