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Svetlana Kushnerova
Dramatic Soprano 

“Siberian Nightingale”

The audience was fascinated by the emotional and
multifaceted voice of “The Siberian Nightingale”,
as the Press celebrated her for her flawless performance. 
(From "Rheingau-Echo" of 2008-07-31)


Svetlana Kushnerova born and raised in Russia's Siberian Region, her love for music was already nurtured from childhood, as her father mastered several instruments and her mother sang with a wonderful Mezzosoprano voice.

Svetlana started her musical training in her homeland, initially on the piano and achieved the Diploma as Music teacher. Her professional career as singer began in St. Petersburg, with two of the most famous choirs, “The Academic Chapel” under the baton of Vladislav Chernushenko and “The Chamber Choir” of St. Petersburg, conducted by Nikolai Korniev. Svetlana also sang with the choir of the theatre “Chatelet” in Paris.

After arriving in Germany in 1994, Svetlana studied at the Conservatoire in Frankfurt and graduated 2001 as Opera Singer.
She was 1996 in the master class by mezzo-soprano Julia Hamari.

Since 1995 Svetlana performs as soloist at various concerts, with different orchestras, such as “The Johann Strauss Ballroom Orchestra of Wiesbaden, with the orchestra of the Protestant Church of Hesse/Nassau, at the Health Resort of Bad Homburg, the International Theatre of Frankfurt, the City Theatre of Ruesselsheim.

Svetlana's repertoire covers a vast spectrum: Opera, Operetta, Chamber music, Lieder, Church music, Folk music and much more.

Press voices:

Siberian Nightingale, Poet at the piano.
From “Rheingau Echo” 31. July 2008

“Superb, both”! That is how two music connoisseurs dubbed the performances of the two artists: Svetlana Kushnerova , Mezzosoprano and Georgi Mundrov, Piano; during the intermission at the Summer concert at the Eltville St. Elizabeth Chapel. The audience was fascinated by the emotional and multifaceted voice of Svetlana Kushnerova. With Songs by Schubert, Grieg, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky et al, They magically turned the little Chapel into a feeling of romanticism.

Great voice in beautiful Church.

From “Frankfurter Neue Presse” 19.12.2007

The church at Burgschwalbach experienced an international classical treat, with the performance by the Russian Opera Singer Svetlana Kushnerova, who fascinated the audience with a program “Melodies of my Heart”. Works by Schubert, Grieg, Mendelsohn-Bartholdy and Schumann. By invitation, Svetlana enthralled the audience once again with her artistry. Schubert’s classical work “Ave Maria” as well melodies from Operetta & Romances added to the glorious evening with the help of the superb acoustic of the church.

Benefit Concert Rwanda aid at Limburg/Holzheim
From “Nassauische Neue Press” 16.Dez.2005

Svetlana Kushnerova once again performed brilliantly as soloist, especially with her rendition of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Ave Maria”, where she enthralled the audience.

From "Rhein-Lahn-Zeitung "of 5 November 2007

Franz Schubert once said: “Anyone who loves music can never be unhappy!” Wit her well-rounded, soft voice, Svetlana enchanted the audience as she performed Schubert’s “Ave Maria”.

Young continued formation some musical highlights
From "Gießener Allgemeine Zeitung" of 21 September 2005

"... For the first highlight caused mainly soprano Svetlana Kushnerova in Mozart's motet" Exultate, jubilate ". Declamation words full expression in recitative, aria bright and slim, the final" Alleluja "with just the young Mozart "

Sound recordings:      

Giacomo Puccini

O mio babbino caro, aus der Oper "Gianni Schicchi"

Vissi d'arte, aus der Oper "Tosca" 

Quando men vo, aus der Oper "La Bohème"

Signore ascolta, aus der Oper "Turandot"

Georg Friedrich Händel

Dignare, aus "Te Deum"

Erstes Begegnen

Was ich sah

Ein Schwan

Ennio Morricone

Melodie aus dem Film "Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod"

J. Kempel, S.Kushnerova, S.Peres

Ray of Hope





Svetlana Kushnerova - Soprano 
Elena Kuschnerova - Piano

Updated:  July 7, 2010

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