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Venera Gimadieva (Russian: Венера Гимадиева, born 28 May 1984) is a Russian operatic soprano. She is invited to the opera houses around the world as one of the leading lyric-coloratura sopranos of her generation.
Venera was born in Kazan in Tatarstan to the family of a teacher and a military officer. Having graduated from Kazan Music College in 2003, Venera started her training in the St. Petersburg Conservatory in the opera class of professor S. Gorenkova.
In 2008-2009 she was the soloists of St Petersburg Opera under the direction of Yuri Alexandrov. She performed her first major roles as Lucia in Lucia Di Lammermoor, Gilda in Rigoletto, Lucrecia in The Rape of Lucrecia. In 2009 Venera was invited to be part of the Young Artist Programme at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow.
Venera Gimadieva joined the Bolshoi theatre as a soloist in 2011. Her roles at the Bolshoi have included Gilda Rigoletto, Marfa The Tsar’s Bride, Ksenia Boris Godunov, Amina in a new production of La Sonnambula, Violetta in a new production of La traviata by Francesca Zambello, the title role of Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow-Maiden, the Queen of Shemakha in a new production of The Golden Cockerel by Kirill Serebrennikov and conducted by Vassily Sinaisky, Sirin in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and Maiden Fevronia, and Serpina in Pergolesi’s La serva padrona. Concert performances in Moscow include Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall.