Anna Palimina was born in Chisinau (Moldavia) and studied at the Dresden Academy of Music. She made her professional debut at Munich’s Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz and then joined the troupe of the Cologne Opera. Whilst there, she sang numerous roles including Konstanze (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Gilda (Rigoletto), and Sierva Maria (in Peter Eötvös’s Love and Other Demons). She has made guest appearances at the Stuttgart Staatsoper (Adele in Die Fledermaus) and the National Theatre in Prague (Aristea in Josef Mysliveček’s L’ Olimpiade). Currently an independent artist, she is often invited back to Cologne, where she recently sang the roles of Morgana (Alcina), Adina (L’ elisir d’ amore), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Zdenka (in a new production of Arabella conducted by Stefan Soltesz) and Die Kluge by Carl Orff. She made her debut performance at the Wiesbaden Staatstheater playing the four female roles of Les Contes d’ Hoffmann, then her Dresden Semperoper debut (Ännchen in Freischütz) and finally her debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid (Servilia in La Clemenza di Tito). Anna Palimina also performs in concert with a repertoire that includes the classic and the contemporary (Haydn’s The Creation, Wolfgang Rihm’s Deus Passus, and Claude Vivier’s Trois airs pour un opéra imaginaire with the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris).
Projects: Carolina (Il Matrimonio segreto) in Cologne. •