Irina Kostina

Graduated from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (RATI-GITIS, workshop by Alexander Titel and Igor Yasulovich, Natalia Pustovaya’s class).

Since 2011, she has been a soloist of the Novaya Opera Theatre.

In 2015, she debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre in the role of Gerda (Banevich’s The Story of Kay and Gerda) and then performed the soprano part in Prokofiev’s The Ugly Duckling (The Fables of the Vixen, the Duckling and Balda performance).


1st prize in the Classics nomination of the Magic Candle International Contest

2001, Kiev

Prize-winner at the Festos Festival of Students’ Arts in the “Vocal Academy” nomination

2008, Moscow

Gran Prix at the Golden Voices – 2009 International Young Performers Competition

2009, Kishinev

1st prize at the Musica Classica International Competition

2010, Ruza

2nd prize at the XXIV Glinka International Vocal Competition

2011, Moscow

3rd prize at the II Muslim Magomaev International Singing Competition

2012, Moscow

Orfey radio special prize


1st prize at the VIII International Vocalists Contest of Bibigul Tolegenova

2016, Almaty
at the Bolshoi

Gerda (The Story of Kay and Gerda)
Soprano (The Ugly Duckling, The Fables of the Vixen, the Duckling and Balda performance)

at the Novaya Opera

Lauretta, Gherardina (Gianni Schicchi)
Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
First Lady (Die Zauberflöte)
Belinda Brien, Belinda (Michael Nyman and Henry Purcell’s DIDO)
M. du Parc (Martynov’s The School for Wives)
Juliette (Romeo et Juliette)
Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro)
Marfa (The Tsar’s Bride)
Snow Maiden (The Snow Maiden)
Adina (L’elisir d'amore)
Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Gilda (Rigoletto)
Violetta (La Traviata)
Lyudmila (Ruslan and Lyudmila)
Soprano (Carmina Burana)
Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi in concert)
Antonida (Life for a Tsar in concert)

She took part in Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago (Italy), in Montecatini Terme – St Petersburg Festival (Montecatini Terme, Italy), International Festival of Russian and Italian Culture Dark Eyes in Montecatini Terme, Irina Arkhipova Festival in Moscow, Rachmaninov International Music Festival in Tambov, Glinka All-Russian Music Festival (Smolensk), Stars Parade in the Opera House International Festival dedicated to Dmitry Hvorostovsky (Krasnoyarsk), Vasily Ladyuk’s Opera Live International Festival, Russian Opera Stars on the Saratov Stage, Medieval Culture Festival Rostovskoye Deistvo, Chersonese International Opera and Ballet Festival.

She often performs in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the Moscow International Performing Arts Centre and at other venues in Moscow.

She works a lot with the Yurlov State Academic Chapel Choir. She performed with Hamamatsu Philharmonic Orchestra, Radio Orfey Symphony Orchestra, Tambov Symphony Orchestra, Governor’s Symphony Orchestra of Ryazan ecc.

General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — insurance company «Ingosstrakh»
Privileged sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre — Tinkoff Bank
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — GUM