The News Tribune has hailed soprano Ksenia Popova as “a young soprano to watch.” Based in the Pacific Northwest, Ms. Popova has locally sung the roles 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 (Lucia) and Il Barbiere di Siviglia (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. She is a Metropolitan Opera National Council Third Place Regional winner and has 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. In addition, Ms. Popova debuted 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, and Lily in The Secret Garden.
Ms.Popova is the Founder of Opera on Tap Seattle, a nonprofit that brings opera to the masses via your local dive bar.