Alisa Gitsba


Alisa Gitsba graduated from the Vocal Department of the Sukhumi Musical College (1989), the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music (1994) with a specialisation in “Solo Academic Singing” (training course of Professor N. Shilnikova). She is the award winner of the International Vocal Competition (Perm, 1993) and the Rimsky-Korsakov International Vocal Competition (Saint-Petersburg, 1996). Alisa Gitsba is a Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (2004), People’s Artist of the Republic of Abkhazia (2007). She was awarded the Second Class Order “Honor and Glory” (Abkhazia, 2014), Golden Order of Honor and Dignity for the contribution to the culture of the Caucasus (2015).
Since 1993 Alisa Gitsba has been a soloist of Helikon-Opera. Her repertoire includes Melia (Mozart’s “Apollo et Hyacinthus”), Tchaikovsky’s Lisa and Prilepa (“The Queen of Spades”) and Tatiana (“Eugene Onegin”), Verdi’s Violetta and Annina (“La traviata”), the title role in “Aida”, Lady Macbeth (“Macbeth”) and Alisa Ford (“Falstaff”), Norina (Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale”), Nedda (Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci”), Micaëla and Frasquita (Bizet’s “Carmen”), Antonia (Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”), She (Poulenc’s “Human Voice”), Maria (Hindemith’s “The Life of Maria”), Emilia (Janaček’s “Vec Makropoulos”), Parasha (Stravinsky’s “Mavra”), Vera Sheloga (Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Boyarina Vera Sheloga”), Maddalena (Prokofiev’s “Maddalena”) among others.
She played the part of Sharon Grachem in McNally’s play “Maria Callas’ Master Class” held about 70 times in 50 cities of Russia and the neighbouring countries, took part in the world premieres of such operas as “Blind Swallow” by A. S. Schetinsky, “Station” by A. Syumak, the oratorios “Death of the Poet” by N. Sidelnikov, and the 5th Symphony by A. Rybnikov.

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