Vasilisa Bershanskaya - Alto
Since the 2017/18 season Vasilisa Berzhanskaya is an ensemble member at Deutsche Oper Berlin, where she sings roles such as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Marchesa Melibea in Il Viaggio a Reims, Sonyetka in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Siebel in Faust among others. Other engagements include Angelina in La Cenerentola at Theater Basel and Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Salzburger Festival and Mikhailovsky Theater, St-Petersburg.
Vasilisa’s future engagements include her house debuts at ROH Covent Garden, Bavarian State Opera, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Dutch National Opera and Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, numerous main roles at Deutsche Oper Berlin. She will also return to Salzburger Festival, Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro and Theater Basel. Her future engagements include such roles as as Vagaus in Juditha Triumphans, Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Vittelia in La Clemenza di Tito, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Alt Solo in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Aristea in L’Olimpiade, the title role in Carmen, La Muse/ Nicklausse in The Tales of Hoffmann, Olga in Evgeny Onegin etc.
Highlights of 2016/17 season include her debut at Bolshoi Theater Moscow as Despina in Cosi fan tutte and as Marchesa Melibea in Il Viaggio a Reims at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro. In the 2016/17 season she also debuted at the Salzburg Festival 2017 as Madame Pfeil in Mozart’s Schauspieldirektor and participated in a Gala Concert as a member of the Young Artists Program.
In the seasons 2015/17 Vasilisa Berzhanskaya was member of Young Artist Opera Program of Bolshoi Theater. Since then her vocal couch is Dmitry Vdovin.
Vasilisa Berzhanskaya appeared in Vladivostok Opera theatre, in Mariinsky Theatre in St-Petersburg, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, and participated at the 2015 International Musical Olympus Festival in St-Petersburg Philharmony, Tonhalle Zürich and at the Carnegie Hall, New York.
Born 1993 in Yessentuki, Russia, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya graduated from the vocal department of Stavropol Territorial Musical College (STMC) named after V. I. Safonov and the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (Master’s degree, Prof. R. Lisitsian).