HULKAR SABIROVA

Dramatic coloratura-soprano

The Uzbek soprano Hulkar Sabirova started her singing career with 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 company included 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“ ‘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 rapidly established her status as first-class soprano with corresponding guest-engagements. With a strong relationship to her former principal company she recently had a huge success there as Rosalinde’/”Die Fledermaus” (Donald Runnicles; Rolando Villazon) and  ‘Madame Cortese’/”Il viaggio a Reims” (Giacomo Sagripanti; Jan Bosse).

Recent highlights include e.g. her ourstanding debut as ‘Leonora’/”Il Trovatore” (Michael Balke; Aron Stiehl) at the St. Gallen Festival, Konstanze’/“Die Entführung aus dem Serail“ (Christopher Moulds) at the Semperoper Dresden and at the Festival Savonlinna (Christoph Altstaedt; Katariina Lahti), ‚Lucio Cinna’/“Lucio Silla“ (Ivor Bolton; Claus Guth) and ‘Elettra’/”Idomeneo” (Ivor Bolton; Robert Carsen) both at the Teatro Real Madrid, a new production of „Il barbiere di Siviglia“/Rosina (Pier Giorgio Morandi; Eugeny Pisarev) and ‘Madame Cortese’ (Tugan Sokhiev; Damiano Michieletto at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Further guest engagements led Hulkar Sabirova 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 Soltész and s 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 Janowsk and her highly acclaimed success with her debut as ‚Rosina’/“Il barbiere di Siviglia“ at the Arena di Verona (Giacomo Sagripanti).

Future projects include her debut as “Alcina”/titelrole (Christopher Moulds) at the State Opera Hamburg her return to the Semperoper Dresden as ‘Konstanze’ (Kristiina Poska), ‘Rosalinde’ (John Fiore’ as well as with her role-debut as ‘Valentine’/”Les Huguenotts” (Stefan Soltész), her return to the Bolshoi Theatre Moscow and to the Berlin Deutsche Oper.

Hulkar Sabirova started 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.

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’. Further projects include her return to the Deutsche Oper Berlin for numerous performances, including also ‘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.