Irina Tiviane



  Irina Tiviane was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and began her formal musical education at the age of 5 pursuing successfully voice and orchestra conducting studies at the Rimski-Korsakov Higher Conservatory of Music while working with some of the most celebrated Russian pedagogues such as V. Mukovnikov and N. Okhotnikov, both soloists of the Marinski Opera Theater in St. Petersburg.

Subsequently she went on to study privately for two years in Italy with Maria Luisa Cioni and Maestro Roberto Negri of La Scala, Milan.

Shortly after followed her debut in Stravinsky’s “Rossignol” (Koukharotchka) and Wagner’s “Parsifal” (Flowermaiden), under P. Boulez and S. Bychkov in Berlin Staatsoper and an invitation to perform with Lithuaniain State Symphony Orchestra under G. Rinkevicius for the festival of Auvers-sur-Oise, France (Natalia in Khrennikov “During the Tempest”).

Simultaneously she has undertaken a world tour singing the title role in a contemporary production in Bizet’s “Carmen” with some 200 performances up to date: France (Paris-La Villette, Toulon, Montpellier, La Rochelle, Caen, Ales, Rennes, Grenoble, Tours, etc.…) ; Belgium (Limburg, Nierpelte, Bruges); Germany (Munich; Italy (La Spezia); Netherlands (Alkmaar); Spain (Valladolid); Canada (Montreal); Venezuela (Caracas), etc.

Thanks to her perfect pitch and a rare voice of exceptional range she has been chosen by Belgian composer P.Boesmans to premiere his “Annonce faite a Marie” with Atelier Lyrique of Rhin Opera Center in Colmar and Mulhouse as well as Athenee Theater in Paris.

She has also worked with Palestinian composer P. Lama interpreting some of his most recent works: ”Le lit de l’étrangère” and “Kanaan” for Canadian festivals “Pro Arte” (Quebec) and “Melodine” (Montreal, Place des Arts)

Irina Tiviane is regularly invited to perform as an accomplished recitalist for a number of international venues : “Prestige de la Musique, international Season” in Noumea (New- Caledonia), “World Music” in Athens, “Classical Summits” in Crans-Montana (Switzerland), Radio France presentation “Tragic figures” in Paris, “Luxembourg The Capital of Culture” in Luxembourg, “Deventer On!” in Deventer (Netherlands), “Bonjour India” in Chennai, Hyderabad, Pondichery and Delhi, “Perth International Art Festival” in Perth (Australia), “Greenwich & Docklands International Festival” in London,“The Goyang Lake-Park Arts Festival” in Goyang (South Korea), “Santiago A Mil Festival” in Chili, “Rappongi Hills Arena” in Tokyo, “Sharjah Light Festival” in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), “Stockton Festival” in England, “Bat Yam Summer Festival” in Tel-Aviv, “Theatrestock Festival” in Bacau (Romania), “Festival de Belo Horisonte” in Brazil, “Freedom Festival in Hull (England), etc.

She could be heard in Puccini’s “Tosca” (title role), Stravinsky’s “Les Noces” (the Bride) and Verdi’s “Nabucco” (Abigaille) with International Philharmonic Orchestra under A. Kouider, Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” (title role) in Algiers National Opera (Algeria), Carmen in “Carmen” for the Festival “La Clef des Chants” (Valenciennes, France), Abigaille in “Nabucco” at the Summer Cultural Festival in Loket (Czech National Opera of Prague production), Lisa in “Pique Dame”, etc.
She also sang in “Requiem” by Verdi, in “Stabat Matter” by Rossini, in “Gloria” by Vivaldi, in the “Nelson Mass” by Haydn, in “Cantate Moscow” by Tchaikovsky, in the “Symphony 9” by Beethoven, etc.

Recently, Irina Tiviane performed as Eboli in Verdi's "Don Carlo" in Domodossola, Italy, was Abigaille in "Nabucco" at La Seine Musicale in Paris, and appeared as a guest soloist at the 10th International Cultural Festival of Symphonic Music at the new Algiers Opera and the International Festival in Galway, Ireland.