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The Uzbek soprano Hulkar Sabirova startet her musical education at the age of sixteen at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Mannheim. Course-related she participated in masterclasses with Ks. Brigitte Fassbaender und won a spezial price at the Anneliese Rothenberger-vocal competition.

The season 2016/17 started with her highly acclaimed debut at de Vlaamse Opera Antwerp as ‘Queen of the night”/”Die Zauberflöte”, a role she regularly sings at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and that she performed at the opera houses of Aachen, Heidelberg, Kiel, Mannheim, Theater, Wiesbaden, Karlsruhe and Cologne. The season includes also her debut at the Semperoper Dresden with ‘Konstanze’/”Die Entführung aus dem Serail” followed by her debut at the Festival of Savonlinna with the same role later the season.

In 2009 the artist started as a scholarship-holder of the Weisweiler foundation at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and became a principal of that company for three seasons. Roles at that house include e.g. ‘Königin der Nacht’,  ‘Hüter der Schwelle/Falke/Stimme der Ungeborenen’/“Frau ohne Schatten“, ‚Berta’/“Il barbiere di Siviglia“, ‚Frasquita’/“Carmen“, ‚Xanthe’/“Die Liebe der Danae“ and for the opening of the season 2012/13 the role ‘Soprano 1’ in Helmut Lachenmanns „Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern“, a role she also portrayed at the Ruhrtriennale (Robert Wilson) subsequently.

With her outstanding interpretations of both roles ‚Lucia’/“Lucia di Lammermoor“ and  Verdi-Requiem at the Deutsche Oper Berlin she established her status as first-class  soprano. Guest engagements led Hulkar Sabirova in 2011/12 to the  Aalto-Theater Essen, where she had a huge success as ‚Olympia’ in „Les contes d’Horrmann“ as well as ‚Adele’ in „Fledermaus“ under the baton of Stefan Soltesz and in summer 2013 as Contessa de Folleville in „Il viaggio à Reims“ to the Rossini-Festival in Pesaro. Of special attraction was Hulkar’s performance in Verdi’s Requiem with the RSB under the baton of Marek Janowski in November 2015.

As of 2013/14 she became a principal of the Staatstheater Kassel for three years, where she had several convincing debuts, like ‚Rosalinde’ in „Fledermaus“, Iphigénie in „Iphigénie en Tauride“, Vitellia in „La clemenza di Tito“, Norma/“Norma and recently ‘Konstanze’. In summer 2015 she had a highly acclaimed success with her debut as ‚Rosina’/“Il barbiere di Siviglia“ at the Arena di Verona.

Further projects include her return to the Deutsche Oper Berlin for numerous performances, including also ‘Rosalinde’/”Die Fledermaus”, ‘Madame Cortese’/”Il viaggio a Reims” as well as her debut as ‚Lucio Cinna’/“Lucio Silla“ at the Teatro Real Madrid.

Hulkar Sabirova started her musical education at the age of seven years with piano and violin at the State Boarding School for musically talented children.


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