Valentina Pluzhnikova


Ukrainian mezzo-soprano Valentina Pluzhnikova made her debut last season at Teatro alla Scala as Tisbe in La cenerentola (Rossini) and at Philarmonie de Paris. In the season 2021-2022 she sang Albine in Massenet’s Thaïs and Fidalma in Il matrimonio segreto at Teatro alla Scala.
In the seasons 2018-2021, Valentina was a participant in the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program of the Metropolitan Opera (New York, USA), which she entered at the age of 23. From 2017 to 2019 she was a member of the Opera Academy of the Polish National Theater. In the winter of 2020 she made her debut in Maurice Ravel’s opera Child and Enchantment (Philadelphia, USA), in 2019 participating in the Bartok Plus Opera Festival in Hungary and the Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival, where she made her debut in Chilea’s opera Adriana Lecouvreur.
Valentina won the Fifth Prize at the International Tenor Viñas Contest 2019. In the same season, she won second place at the XXIX International Iris Adami Corradetti Competition of Opera Singers in Padua (Italy). She was also a finalist at the 24th International Competition of Opera Singers “Ferruccio Tagliavini” (Austria) and the III International Eva Marton Competition of Opera Singers in Budapest (Hungary). Currently she is a member of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala.
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