Competitors passed through to the Final

Pluzhnikova, Valentyna

No. 52

Voice type: mezzo-soprano

Country: Ukraine

Date of Birth: 7, July, 1996

She commenced her higher education in music in Khmelnitskyi at the Vladisklav Zaremba Music College in 2011, and since 2015, she has been a student at the Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine in Kyiv. At present, she is participating in the Young Artist Programme of the Polish National Theatre. She made her debut as Flora in Verdi’s La traviata, then featured as Giovanna in Rigoletto within the framework of the Tchaikovsky Opera Studio. She has also sung Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte. In September, 2017, she joined the Opera Academy of the Polish National Theatre. She has attended the masterclasses of Eytan Pessen, Matthias Rexroth, Izabella Kłosiňska, Paul Plummer, Arebella Cortesi, Helmut Deutsch and Florence de Hureaux.

Competition Repertoire

Preliminary

Liszt: Die drei Zigeuner (N. Lenau)

Rossini: Se l’itale contrade – Clarice’s Aria from La Pietra del paragone

Bizet: Seguidilla (Près des remparts de Séville) – Carmen’s Aria from Carmen

Semi-final

Donizetti: Nella fatal di Rimini – Orsini’s Aria from Lucrezia Borgia

Mozart: Smanie implacabili – Dorabella’s Aria from Così fan tutte

Final

Donizetti: O mio Fernando – Léonore de Guzman’s Aria from La favorite

Rossini: Cruda sorte – Isabella’s Aria from L’Italiana in Algeri

Händel: Svegliatevi nel core – Sesto’s Aria from Giulio Cesare in Egitto