Following a degree in singing with distinction from the Conservatory of Lausanne (professor Erika Bill Geiger), Larissa Rosanoff received a Master degree in opera singing at the HEM of the Conservatory of Geneva (professor Maria Diaconu) in 2014. She followed the masterclasses of Teresa Berganza, Guiseppe Sabbatini, Edda Moser, Patricia Petibon, Alain Garichot, Stephen Taylor, Luisa Castellani, Alain Perroux, Emmanuelle Bastet, Francois le Roux, Laurent Pillot, Hedwig Fassebender.
Larissa began her musical studies with the piano at the age of five in Moscow (Musical School “Prokofiev”). She is soloist in various child choirs since the age of 6, which are performing in many prestigious places such as the Tchaikovsky hall in Moscow. Back in Switzerland at the age of 13 she started to play guitar and from 1997 she was the leading soprano at the orthodox church of the Moscow Patriacat, then at the Cathedral of the Cross in Geneva. With Alexander Diakoff, who explores ancient and liturgical music repertoire, she records the Rachmaninov Vespres and the Tchaikovski Litugie. In 2004 she enters the Geneva opera studio “Gioco Vocale” directed by P.A.Gamba, where she sings various roles such as Sandmannchen in “Hansel und Gretel” (Humperdinck), Ilia from “Idomeneo”, Servilia from “La Clemenza di Tito”, Cherubino, then Susanna from “Le nozze di Figaro” (Mozart), Messagera from “Orfeo” (Monteverdi).
She began her career in 2008 first performing on stage Damigella « La liberazione di Ruggerio dall’isola d’Alcina” (Caccini), Virtu « L’incoronazione di Poppea » (Monteverdi), Aricie “Hippolyte et Aricie » (Rameau), Venus in “Chiaroscuro Partenopeo”. Quickly moving to Fiordiligi from « Cosi fan tutti » (Mozart), Donna Elvira « Don Giovanni » (Mozart), Papagena in “Zauberflote” (Mozart), Annina (doubling Violetta) in “Traviata” (Verdi). Since 2012 she perfomed on numerous opera stages such roles as Manon in “Manon” (Massenet), Micaela in “Carmen” (Bizet/Brook), Stephano in “Romeo et Juliette” (Gounod), Fulvia in “Gladiator” (Paul Vidal), Pamina in “Zauberflote” (Mozart), Frasquita in “Carmen” (Bizet), Sophie in “Werther” (Massenet), Clorinda in “La Cenerentola” (Rossini), Musetta in “La Boheme” (Puccini).
Within the baroque music she sang as solist in Salve Regina (Scarlatti), Messiah (Handel), Christmas oratorio (Bach), Stabat Mater (Pergolese), Dixit Dominus (Handel), Passion St Jean (Bach).
Larissa Rosanoff has been notably directed by Gabriel Garrido, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon, Celso Antunes, Emmanuel Krivine, Gianluigi Dettori, Silvia Casarin Rizzola, Sebastien Brugiere.
Along with the baryton Sacha Michon she created the “Transsibirskaia” show that premiered at the Richard Wagner festival (“Les Salons” theater in Geneva) and is on tour till 2017. Since 2013 she’s part of the solist troupe of Operami (www.operami.ch).
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