Hibla Gerzmava was born in the Republic of Abkhazia and studied at the Moscow State Conservatory. Since 1995, she has been a soloist at the Stanislavski and Nemirovitch Danchenko Theatre. She has performed at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersbourg, the Théâtre du Châtelet and the Théâtre du Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Teatro Comunale in Florence, the Liceu in Barcelona, London’s Covent Garden (where she played Tatiana in Eugene Onegin), and the Metropolitan Opera in New York (where she made her debut appearance in 2010 singing the roles of Antonia and Stella in The Tales of Hoffmann).
In 2011, she gave her debut performances at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and the Rome Opera in La Bohème and at the Paris Opera in La Clemenza di Tito (Vitellia). Her repertoire also includes Ludmila (Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila), the Princess (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tale of Tsar Saltan), the Tsaritsa Shemakha (The Golden Cockerel), Louisa (Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery), Rosina (The Barber of Seville), Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore), Mimi and Musetta (La Bohème), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Violetta (La Traviata), and the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor.
Over the last few seasons, she has been invited to perform at the Metropolitan Opera (Liu in Turandot), the Royal Opera House in London (Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Amelia in Simon Boccanegra), the Vienna Staatsoper (Vitellia, Donna Anna), the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow (Violetta in La Traviata), the Sächsische Staatsoper in Dresden (Desdemona in Otello), and Milan’s La Scala (the title role in Anna Bolena). She also performs in recital and concert. Her repertoire includes Mozart's Requiem, Mass in C Minor, Coronation Mass and Solemn Vespers of the Confessor, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Verdi’s Requiem.
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