Soprano Ksenia Popova has been hailed by The News Tribune as “a young soprano to watch.” Being based in the Pacific Northwest, Ms. Popova made role debuts of Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) and Gretel (Hansel and Gretel) with Pacific Northwest Opera, Josephine (H.M.S Pinafore) with Opera Coeur d’Alene, Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Juliette (Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette), and Polly Peachum (The Threepenny Opera) with Tacoma Opera for which she was cited as possessing “a soaring, powdered-sugar soprano” voice. Prior to her Seattle return, Ms. Popova was a Studio Artist at Tulsa Opera where she covered the role of Marguerite (Faust). As a Resident Artist with Opera San Jose, she performed in the student matinee of Lucia di Lammermoor (as Lucia) and Il Barbiere di Siviglia (as Berta) as well as sang Madeleine in the West Coast premiere of Kevin Puts’ Silent Night.
In concert, Ms. Popova has appeared as the Soprano Soloist with Carmina Burana with Greater Seattle Choral Consortium (as part of the 2016 Folklife Festival), and twice with Sammamish Symphony Orchestra. Ksenia returns as the Soprano Soloist with a mini tour of Carmina Burana in the Spring of 2020.
She is a Metropolitan Opera National Council Third Place Regional winner, as well as having received several Audience Favorite and Encouragement Awards.Ms. Popova made her Seattle Art Song Society debut as part of the Voices of Mental Health recital in 2019 and currently sits on the board of the organization. Recently, Ms. Popova crossed over into Musical Theatre as the role of Pat Collins in the US premiere of Stephen Edwards’ Moon Landing at the Museum of Flight.
Ms. Popova’s other roles include Adele in Vashon Opera's Die Fledermaus, Queen of the Night/First Lady in both Portland Opera and Seattle Opera’s outreach tours of The Magic Flute, Musetta in La Bohème with Vespertine Opera, Fiorilla in Il Turco in Italia, Clarine in Platée, Lily in The Secret Garden, and Hélène in Une Éducation Manquée.
Ms.Popova is the Founder of Opera on Tap Seattle, a nonprofit which brings opera to the masses via your local dive bar.