Anna Aglatova is a leading soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre and one of the most popular Russian singers in the world. In Europe she is called "the younger sister of Cecilia Bartoli", an outstanding Italian coloratura mezzo-soprano. Nowadays, Anna performs the leading roles in almost all opera performances in the repertoire of the Bolshoi Theatre.
When she was a student of the fourth year at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, Anna, after a serious casting, which involved more than 100 sopranos, was invited by the Bolshoi Theatre Directorate, led by artistic director, conductor Alexander Vedernikov, to take part in the production of Verdi's Falstaff. Despite her young age, she played one of the main roles – the party of Nannette.
Thanks to her extraordinary talent and tremendous energy, Anna was able to win not only the love of the audience, but also the respect of eminent colleagues.
At that time, Anna was the youngest soloist of the Bolshoi Opera Company. Her highest professionalism allowed Anna to perform simultaneously on the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre, playing at once two main parts in Mozart's opera The Magic Flute, and participate in one of the most prestigious competitions for young singers in the world, Neue Stimmen, which took place in Germany, where she became the winner. Following this, Anna became a laureate of the Triumph award for achievements in the field of arts.
The brilliant career record of this prominent young singer includes performances at the world's most famous concert venues, such as Salle Pleyel in Paris, Megaron Moussikis in Athens, Musikverein in Vienna, Seoul Arts Center in Seoul, Lincoln Center in New York, National Palace of Culture in Sofia, and more.
Her debut on the stage of the Vienna Opera House as Norina in Donizetti's Don Pasquale was not only a huge success for the public. Anna was warmly received by the Austrian critics who noted her bright talent as an actress and her incredibly beautiful voice.
Anna's acting talent is highly appreciated by Russian critics: she was twice nominated for the national Golden Mask award in the nomination "Best female role in the opera" Anna is a welcome guest of the most prestigious European music festivals, such as Festival International de Colmar in France and the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. Anna is equally beautiful both in lyrical parties and in comic roles, where you not only need to use technical vocal skills but also have to show the outstanding talent of an actress. She is delightful in Micaëla's part in the opera Carmen, but it would also be difficult to find her equal in the part of Suzanne in The Marriage of Figaro. Now she has in her repertoire: Donna Anna (Mozart's Don Giovanni), Rosina (Rossini's The Barber of Seville), Manon (Massenet's Manon), Cleopatra (Handel's Julius Caesar), and many other roles. Such an extensive repertoire proves once again the uniqueness of this singer.
In addition to her extraordinary talent, Anna is also distinguished for her incredible diligence and hard work. Thanks to this, she was able to win the love and respect of not only outstanding conductors, such as Vladimir Spivakov, Evelino Pido, Vladimir Fedoseyev, and Enrique Mazzola, but also her famous colleagues with whom she shared the stage quite a few times. These are Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Jose Carreras, René Pape, Carlo Lepore, David Hansen, and others.
In 2014, Anna was awarded the title of Laureate of the State Prize of the President of Russia for her contribution to the development of culture.