Natalia Akinina



First prize at the Isabella Yurieva International Old Art Song Competition (Tallinn, 2018)
Laureate of the Larisa Aleksandrovskaya International Singing Competition (Belarus, 2004)
Second prize at the International Festival of Sacred Music “Mighty God” (Mogilev, Belarus, 1997)

Natalia Akinina graduated from the Mikhail Glinka Minsk Music School in 1992 and the Belarusian State Academy of Music in 1996 (Associate Professor Valentina Rogovich’s class).

Upon graduation, she worked as a soloist of the ensemble SONORUS lead by Alexey Shut.

She joined the opera company of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus in 2005.


Olga                                    Eugene Onegin
Lyubasha                            The Tsar’s Bride
Mary                                   Der fliegende Holländer
Giovanna                            Rigoletto
The Countess, Polina, the Governess          The Queen of Spades
Kashcheyevna                        Kashchey the Immortal
Mercédès                            Carmen
The Gypsy Woman                Aleko
Marcellina                             The Marriage of Figaro
Berta                                   Il barbiere di Siviglia
Azucena                              Il trovatore
Marfa                                  Khovanshchina
The Third Wife                   Bluebeard and His Wives
Lola, Lucia                          Cavalleria rusticana
The First Minister                 Magic Music
The Frog                              The Little Tower Chamber
Marta                                    Iolanta
Ulrica                                   Un ballo in maschera
The Spring Beauty               The Snow Maiden
Juno                                      Metamorphosis


Natalia Akinina has appeared in guest performances at major venues in Poland, Italy, Czech Republic, France, Germany, and Spain.

As a member of the Belarusian opera company she has toured Thailand and the Netherlands.