Russian-American soprano Dina Kuznetsova has attracted universal attention for her outstanding musicianship and compelling stage presence and has performed in many of the world’s greatest opera houses.
This season sees Dina Kuznetsova’s role debut as Lisa in concert performances of Pique Dame with the Sydney Symphony under Vladimir Ashkenazy, Desdemona (Otello) with the Gulbenkian Orchestra under Lawrence Foster, and a return to the Metropolitan Opera in Zandonai’s Francesca da Rimini under Marco Armiliato. As Tatyana, Dina appears with the Russian National Orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev and with Edmonton Opera under James Meena.
“Soprano Dina Kuznetsova as Lisa has wonderful transparency but without a hint of thinness, creating a multi-hued tone that moves from light flexibility and graceful musical caprice to expressive weight in an instant.” (Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald, December 2012)
"After the urgent rush of Verdi's Overture to "La Forza del Destino," arias from his "Simon Boccanegra" and "Il Trovatore" proved ideal territory for Kuznetsova, whose strong, chiaroscuro voice ranged freely over the glowing spirit of "Come in quest'ora bruna" ("How in this morning light") and traversed the lyrical longing of "Tacea la notte placida" ("The peaceful night lay silent")... The marvel of Kuznetsova's voice is its ability to reach lower ranges with full-bodied sound, yet produce hauntingly pure notes at the top of her range." (Ventura Country Star, November 2012)
"Russian-American soprano Dina Kuznetsova gave a grand and soulful performance of Rachmaninoff’s Six Romances. It was a glorious luxury to hear her in the intimacy of the Glenn Gould Studio." (Concertonet.com, April 2012)
"The Russian-American soprano Dina Kuznetsova captures all Rusalka’s burgeoning desire and tragic disappointment and, after a full-throttle Song to the Moon, sang with the golden tone the role requires." (The Daily Telegraph, July 2011)
"Dina Kuznetsova is glorious in the title role, unleashing torrents of sound and emotion in ways that are breathtaking." (The Guardian, July 2011)
"The evening is very well sung, with Dina Kuznetsova heartbreaking in the title role, Pavel Cernoch in ardently ringing voice as her turncoat prince, and powerful support from Mischa Schelomianski as her father and Larissa Diadkova as a witch." (Daily Mail, July 2011)
"Rusalka’s loving and desperate times are unerringly captured by Dina Kuznetsova. She is a marvellous actress and a fabulous singer. It is difficult to think of Rusalka, whether as sea nymph or as human – with her bitter experiences yet forgiving nature, and her ultimately being lost to two worlds – being better portrayed or better sung than by Kuznetsova." (www.classicalsource.com, July 2011)
"…Tatiana, the soprano Dina Kuznetsova, is physically more credible as a young girl than a princess, but what a seductive and arresting voice – warm and generous, with an easy top end that conceals a true lyric temperament’ (Le Figaro, January 2010)