POLINA SHAMAEVA mezzosoprano



Polina Shamaeva has graduated from the Rostropovich Voronezh College of Music (the Choral Conducting Department) in 2006 and the Popov Academy of Choral Art with degrees in choral conducting (2011) and solo singing (2016). She attended master classes of Lyubov Kazarnovskaya, Darren Zimmer (2015), Michael Paul (2016), and Sara Allegretta (2016).

Polina Shamaeva is a main soloist at the Novaya Opera theatre since 2016. She has worked with many prominent conductors such as Popov, Spivakov, Sondeckis, Rinkevicius, Mastrangelo, Albrecht, Ponkin, Khalilov, Kontorovich, Kondrashev, Pekarsky, Pletnyov, Oselkov, Annamamedov, Bushkov and some others. Polina has performed Olga (Eugene Onegin), Maddalena  (Rigoletto), Feodor (Boris Godunov), Krystina (The Passenger), Siébel (Faust), Stéphano (Romeo et Juliette). Also her repertoire includes Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Sorceress (Dido and Aeneas), Polina (The Queen of Spades), Lyubasha (The Tsar's bride), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Suzuki (Madam Butterfly), Componist (Ariadne of Naxos), Concepсion (The Spanish Hour), Princess Clarice (The Love for Three Oranges), Sonya (War and Peace),  The old gypsy (Aleko), and Krystina (The Passenger).

Polina has performed in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Moscow International Performing Arts Centre, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the State Kremlin Palace, Megaro Mousikis Athinon (Greece), the Osaka Symphony Hall (Japan), the Minato Mirai Hall (Japan), and at other venues. She took part in the Colmar International Festival directed by Vladimir Spivakov (France), Rheingau Musik Festival (Germany), the Moscow Easter Festival, the “Transfiguration” Festival of Arts (Yaroslavl), the “Kruzheva” International Music Festival (Vologda), the Dinara Aliyeva International Music Festival OperaArt, and some others.

She took part in the CD recording of Stravinsky’s The Wedding (as Mother; conductor Gennady Dmitryak) and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (as Nanny; conductor Vladimir Spivakov).


G. Verdi, “Ave Maria”

G. Donizetti, “La Favorita”

S. Rachmaninov, “Vesper”


Bach Mass in h-moll
Bach St. Matthew Passion
Bach St. Mark Passion
Bach St. John Passion
Bach Magnificat
Bach Weihnachts-Oratorium
Beethoven Symphony № 9
Bizet Carmen - title role
Dargomyzhsky Rusalka - The Princess
Gounod Faust - Siebel
Mozart Coronation Mass
Mozart Mass in C-dur
Mussorgsky Boris Godunov - Marina, Fedor

Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Prokofiev Cantata “Alexander Nevsky”
Prokofiev Ivan the terrible
Puccini Madama Butterfly - Suzuki
Rachmaninov Aleko - The Old Gypsy
Rachmaninov Vespers
Rimsky- Korsakov The Snow Maiden - Lel
Rimsky- Korsakov The Tsar’s Bride - Lyubasha
Rossini Stabat Mater
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

Strauss Ariadne of Naxos - Komponist
Stravinsky Les Noces
Tchaikovsky Eugen Onegin - Olga
Tchaikovsky The Queen of Spades - Polina
Tchaikovsky Iolanta - Marta, Laura
Tchaikovsky Cantata “Moscow”
Vivaldi Gloria
Verdi Rigoletto - Maddalena
Verdi La Traviata - Flora Bervua
Weinberg The Passenger - Krystina

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