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Lina Tetriani

  • Soprano


Other Lina Tetriani's engagements during the season include her appearance with the prestigious Jupiter Symphony in New York where she will give Shostakovich's Seven Romances based on the poetry of Alexander Blok, and her solo recital for the United National Women's Guild.

Recent successes include her appearance as Violetta La Traviata in her return to Sarasota Opera, Florida, and her highly acclaimed interpretation of the role of Lora in Wagner’s rarely heard first opera, Die Feen, under the baton of Marc Minkowski at Theatre du Chatelet, Paris. She returned to the Chatelet for Cronenburg and Shore's world premiere of The Fly, and later, in the title role of Norma in a long-anticipated new production conducted by Jean-Christophe Spinosi, for which she was warmly received. Previous engagements include the role of Magda La Rondine at Sarasota Opera, and Kupova The Snow Maiden for Wexford Festival Opera.

Miss Tetriani (formerly Tetruashvili) received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Juilliard School and her Master of Music in Opera degree from the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia. She appeared in numerous productions at both institutions, including the role of Susan B. Anthony The Mother of Us All, Rose Maurrant Street Scene, Helena A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Susanna Le nozze di Figaro. She made her professional debut as Antonia Les Contes d'Hoffmann at Staatstheater Stuttgart, where Opernwelt hailed her as "one of Europe's most exciting young talents." Later, while a member of the ensemble at Oper der Stadt, Köln, Lina appeared as Micaela Carmen, Antonia, Mimi La Boheme, Donna Elvira Don Giovanni, Arminda La finta giardiniera, and sang a critically-acclaimed Nedda in Christopher Alden's production of I Pagliacci. She spent the 2003/04 season in Stein Winge's new production of La Boheme for Norwegian Opera, alternating in performances of Mimi and Musetta.

Concert appearances include Berg's Seven Early Songs at the Colorado Music Festival, an American premier of composer Lera Auerbach's The Last Letter, a Liederabend with Oper der Stadt Koln, as well as concerts in Moscow and Tbilisi.

"Georgian soprano Lina Tetruashvili, who headed the cast as Magda, was perhaps the top star of the entire 2007/08 Season. A young woman of gentle beauty, she was equally convincing as the successful courtesan and as a woman experiencing great love for the first time. As both she was painfully vulnerable, and her delivery of the first-act confessional self-confrontation competed favorably with recordings by established divas.” Opera Today, Wes Blomster, April 23, 2008.

“.....the singing of the cast is thrilling. Lina Tetriani was tiny, yet a powerhouse as Magda [Sorel, The Consul], ready to move Heaven and earth to save her family,…The scene in which she finally erupts in frustration and anger absolutely stopped the show, and left the audience exhausted from their involvement in her performance.” Robert W. Plyler, Jamestown Post Journal, Friday, July 24, 2009