Soprano Irina Medvedeva is described as being a “flexible, supple, yet powerful soprano” (The Globe and Mail) and has been praised for having “a large voice with an astonishing range” (Opera Canada).
Presently residing in Toronto Ms. Medvedeva’s recent engagements include a performance with Toronto Concert Orchestra, recital “Songs from Home” with pianist Markéta Ornova as part of the Sounds at Strabane concert series as well as the soprano soloist in Purcell’s Ode to St. Cecilia.
Ms. Medvedeva’s recent engagements this season include Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale with the Stratford Summer Music Festival, the title role in Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen, Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni as well as participating in Tapestry Opera’s New Opera 101 workshop and Songbook VII. Ms. Medvedeva’s past operatic roles include La Fée in Viardot’s Cendrillon, Morgana in Handel’s Alcina, La Fée in Massenet’s Cendrillon, Le Feu and Le Rossignol in Ravel’s L’enfant et les Sortilèges and the Canadian premier of Florestine in Milhaud’s La Mere Coupable.
Ms. Medvedeva is a recent graduate from the Artist Diploma program at the Royal Conservatory’s Glenn Gould School under the guidance of Monica Whicher and Peter Tiefenbach. An avid lover of languages, Ms. Medvedeva is fluent in Russian, Spanish and English.