- Aigul Akhmetshina
Release date: 26 July, 2024
“[She has] wowed audiences across the globe with her powerful voice and undeniable stage presence.”
Aigul Akhmetshina is the fiery young mezzo taking the opera world by storm.
Her story is one of determination and perseverance against the odds, starting in a rural village in the mountains of Bashkortostan. She left home aged 14 to pursue her singing career. Despite facing rejection from a conservatory in Moscow, where she was told she lacked the right voice and appearance, at the age of 27 Aigul has already etched her name in history.
She has become the youngest artist ever to take on the title role of Bizet’s Carmen at both the Royal Opera House and the Metropolitan Opera, both of whom have created new productions around her. Performing the role all over the world, Aigul feels an affinity with the character.
"I cannot be put in a cage. Like the character of Carmen, I always fight for my freedom."
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