Alexandra A. Safonova


Graduated with honors from the Geography Department of Moscow State Lomonosov University. During her study there, she became a soloist of the ensemble Collegium of Early Music of Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory. At the same time, she studied at French University College (Departments of Philosophy and Literature). Continued her education at Sorbonne University at the Department of History of French Literature and Civilization of 16th–18th centuries (D. E. A.); simultaneously worked on probation at Versailles Baroque Music Center (CMBV), visited master classes of William Christie. Since 2004 she performs as a chamber singer. In 2008–2009 she studied in Rome at Opera School under the leadership of Renata Scotto; in 2012 — in Salzburg under Barbara Bonney. In 2013 graduated with honors from Astrakhan’ State Conservatory. In 2017, she graduated from the postgraduate study at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, Subdepartment of Foreign Music History; scientific advisor — Full Prof. Mikhail A. Saponov). Ph.D. (2018), thesis: Moscow versions of operas by Andre Gretri and his contemporaries (last quarter of the 18th century).