Hailed by The News Tribune as “a young soprano to watch,” soprano Ksenia Popova joins Tulsa Opera’s 2017 season. As a Tulsa Opera Young Artist, Ms. Popova will cover the roles of Marguerite (Faust.) Ms. Popova recently completed a season at Opera San Jose, where 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. Upon returning to Seattle, Ms.Popova made her role debut as Donna Anna in Pacific Northwest Opera’s production of Don Giovanni. She also made her company debut with Opera Coeur d’Alene in their summer concert of H.M.S Pinafore reprising the role of Josephine.
The 2015-16 season brought role debuts as Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera with Tacoma Opera, for which she was cited as possessing “a soaring, powdered-sugar soprano” voice, and company debut with Skagit Opera as Gretel in Hansel and Gretel. Ms. Popova made her company debut with Tacoma Opera in 2014-15 with Josephine in H.M.S Pinafore, and later in the season Juliette in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette.
In concert, Ms. Popova has appeared as the Soprano Soloist for 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, as well as having received several Audience Favorite and Encouragement Awards.
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 former Marketing Coordinator for Seattle Opera and the Founder of Opera on Tap Seattle, which she continues to run as a Managing Diva.