Luiza Zhuleva, soprano

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Russian-born Luiza Zhuleva made her operatic debut in 2006 as Susanna (The Marriage of Figaro) on the stage of Nizhny Novgorod Rostropovich Philharmonic. She went to perform main roles in operas as Marguerite in Faust, Serpina in La Serva Padrona, and Tatiana in Eugene Onegin in her native Nizhny Novgorod and Saint Petersburg in Russia.

In 2007 after moving to Canada, she was engaged by Opera In Concert to make her Canadian debut in the title role of The Snow Maiden. Over the next four-year period Ms. Zhuleva was a member of Inna's Golsband's vocal studio.

She appeared as Gorislava in Glinka's Ruslan & Lyudmila in Opera in Concert 2010-2011 season and was invited to sing the role of Ilka in Toronto Operetta's production of Countess Maritza.

Since then, Luiza has performed in numerous recitals in the Greater Toronto Area, including her own project of Classical Russian Music, performed by various young opera singers. She attended the prestigious Canadian Operatic Arts Academy where she worked with such musicians like Martin Kats, Simone Luti, and Chantel Lambert.

Since 2012, Luiza has been studying with David Varjabed to refine her belcanto technique and performed as soloist with Opere Belcanto of York (Ines in Il Trovatore by Verdi) and Tosca by Puccini.


Luiza's 2013 engagements included  both Violetta and Annina (La Traviata by Verdi) at the Highlands Opera Studio in Haliburton, ON with vocal coach Valerie Kuinka, tenor Richard Margison, conductpr Miloš Repickύ, dramatic soprano Ambur Braid, tenor Adam Luther and baritone Geoffrey Sirett.

In Fall of 2013 she relocated to Ekaterinburg, Russia but returned to Toronto for 3 appearances with Toronto Concert Orchestra of Maestro Kerry Stratton in Casa Loma Castle, Belle Voci in 2015, Che Belle Voci in 2016 and Romanov-100 in 2018.

In Ekaterinburg Luiza has created her own opera ensemble called "Neskochnaya Opera" and is currently performing with them.



Opera Performances


• 2013 Highlands Opera Studio, Haliburton, (Violetta and Annina, La Traviata by Verdi)

• 2013 Opera Belcanto of York, Richmond Hill (Ines, Il Trovatore by Verdi)

• 2010 Opera in Concert, Toronto, (Gorislava, Ruslan and Lyudmila by Glinka)

• 2009 Toronto Operetta Theater, Toronto, (Ilka, The Countess Maritza by Kalman)

• 2008 Opera in Concert, Toronto, (Snow Maiden, The Snow Maiden by Rimsky-Korsakov)

• 2007 Nizhny Novgorod State Glinka Academy, (Marguerite, Faust by Gounod)

• 2006 St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Opera House, (Susanna, The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart)

• 2006  Nizhny Novgorod State Rostropovich Philharmonic, (Susanna, The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart)

• 2005  Nizhny Novgorod State  Glinka Academy, (Serpina, La Serva Padrona by Pergolesi)

• 2005 Nizhny Novgorod State  Glinka Academy, (Tatiana, Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky)

• 2004 Nizhny Novgorod State  Glinka Academy, (Seraphina, Il Campanello by Donizetti)


Performance ready roles


Violetta - La Traviata by Verdi

Susanna, Barbarina  - The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart

Gorislava - Ruslan and Lyudmila by Glinka

Serpina - La Serva Padrona by Pergolesi

Seraphina - Il Campanello by Donizetti

Tatiana - Eugene Onegin  by Tchaikovsky

Prilepa - The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky

Snegourochka - The Snow Maiden by Rimsky-Korsakov




Arias and songs by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Donizetti, Bellini, Verdi, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Schubert, Wolf, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Lehar and others


Roles in Preparation


Mimi, Musetta  - La Boheme by Puccini

Micaela, Fraskuita - Carmen by Bizet

Lucia - Lucia de Lammermoor by Donizetti

Zerlina - Don Giovanni by Mozart

Juliette - Romeo et Juliette by Gounod




2013 - Vocal Classes by  Richard Margison and Valerie Kuinka

2012 - 2013 Vocal classes by David Varjabed

2007 - 2013 Vocal classes by Inna Golsband

2002 - 2007 Nizhny Novgorod State Glinka Conservatory , Russia, MM with Honors

1999 - 2004 Nizhny Novgorod State Lobachevsky University, Russia, Master in Journalism


Master Classes and Coaching


• Highlands Opera Studio  in Haliburton (2013)

• Chantal Lambert (Canadian Operatic Arts Academy 2010)

• Martin Katz (Canadian Operatic Arts Academy 2010)

• Simone Luti (Canadian Operatic Arts Academy 2010)

• Theodore Baerg (Canadian Operatic Arts Academy 2010)

• Ralph Cardone (Miami Lyric Opera)

• Vaja Chachava (Moscow Tchaikovsky Concervatory)

• Guillermo Silva-Marin (Opera in concert, Toronto Operetta)

• Raisa Nakhmanovich (vocal coach, Toronto)

• Don Tarnawski (vocal and language coach, Toronto)




Russian, English - singing in Italian, English, German, French, Russian. 





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