Born in Tashkent. She studied at the Kazan N.G. Zhiganov State Conservatoire in the choral conducting and opera singing departments. In 2001 she enrolled at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky State Conservatoire (Galina Pisarenko’s class), and in 2007 completed her post-graduate studies there.
In 2004, Ms. Shagimuratova became a member of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre. From 2006-2008 she perfected her skills at the Youth Opera Studio of the Houston Grand Opera, where she sang the roles of Musetta (La Boheme), Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Gilda (Rigoletto) and Violetta (La Traviata).
Since 2008 she has been a soloist with Tatar State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.
In 2018 she joined Mariinsky Theatre opera company.
Her European debut was at the Salzburg Festival where she sang The Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte in 2008 (conductor Riccardo Muti). In the 2008/09 season she also sang the Queen of the Night at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Los Angeles Opera, and then the performed this role at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Vienna State Opera and many other theatres.
Performs on the stages of the major opera theatres around the globe, such as the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, Paris National Opera, Gran Teatro del Liceu, Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago. Participated in Glyndebourne Festival, Salzburg Festival, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, BBC Proms, Edinburgh Festival, Lucerne Festival, Fyodor Shalyapin International Opera Festival in Kazan. She has appeared at such concert halls as the Albert Hall and the Barbican Centre in London, the Brucknerhaus Linz, the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Gasteig in Munich and the Musikverein in Vienna.
She worked with renowned conductors such as Riccardo Muti, James Conlon, Patrick Summers, James Levine, Peter Schneider, Zubin Mehta, Robin Ticciati, Andrew Davis, Adam Fischer, Alain Altinoglu, Laurent Campellone, Maurizio Benini, Edward Gardner, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Asher Fisch, Antonino Fogliani, Hans Graf, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vladimir Jurowski, Vladimir Spivakov.
She portrayed the legendary soprano Adelina Patti in a new film version of Tolstoi’s Anna Karenina, released in April 2017.
In 2019 she headed the jury of the International Glinka Competition of Vocalists and was involved in the work of the jury at the International Tchaikovsky Competition.
In 2010 she made her Bolshoi Theatre debut in the part of Queen of the Night.
People’s Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan
Honoured Artist of Russia
3rd prize at the Francisco Viñas International Competition in Spain
1st prize at the International Glinka Young Opera Singers’ Competition in Chelyabinsk
1st prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition and Up and Coming Opera Singer prize awarded by the Union of Theatre People of Russia (Moscow)
the State Prize of the Republic of Tatarstan
The Golden Mask National Theatre award in the category “Best Opera Actress” (for her portrayal of the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor, Tatar State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre)
Casta Diva Russian Opera Award (for her portrayal of the role of Lyudmila in Ruslan and Lyudmila at the Bolshoi Theatre and the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Tatar State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre)
the International Classical Music Award & International Opera Award for the record of Rossini’s Semiramide