"The orange sun, orange, children, very well, she - natural, sings the music, clever. Bravo! The actress ... "
With these words, the great singer Elena Obraztsova opened the young girl door to the opera world. At the age of 14 Zoya Petrova won the first prize of the II International Young Vocalists Contest Elena Obraztsova. Soulful performance of Sviridov's romance "Autumn" and "In the corner" from the series "Children" by Mussorgsky struck starry jury: Elena Obraztsova, Ileana Kotrubac Ruzanna Lisician, Peter Dvorsky, Galina Pisarenko.
The path to real art was laid by Zoya from early childhood. Since the age of 7, the young singer has started to win regional and then international competitions, including the International Young Musicians Contest "New Names", the Moscow Open Festival of Academic Singing "Silver Voice", the 1st Prize of the Contest "Gifted Children", Grand Prix V competition of young vocalists "Ringing Voices", People's Artist of the USSR A.F. Vedernikov, Moscow Festival of Student Creativity "Festos", International Competition of Vocalists B.T. Shtokolova (Russia), the Grand Prix of the 5th International Music Competition-Festival "Noche en Madrid" (Spain), etc. For many years Zoya was a scholarship holder of the Governor of the Moscow Region B.V. Gromov and the scholarship of the Yuri Rozum Foundation, was noticed by the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Fund. At the age of 10 the singer performed at the Moscow International House of Music, performing the work of L. Delibes "Doll". A year later, Zoya performed another virtuoso work for the coloratura soprano "Elka" by V. Rebikov, which began with E in the flat of the third octave. In addition to her achievements in opera, Zoya Petrova has been able to write music since her early childhood. The story began with improvisations on various topics, and not somewhere, but right on the stage. The excited audience suggested themes for improvisations, whether, for example, imitation of a thunder-storm or the first ball of Natasha Rostova. Not leaving the stage, immediately, Zoya sat down at the piano and her thoughts embodied into the music... At the age of 13, Zoya wrote the piano composition Nocturne and the crystal romance for the soprano Snow on her own poem and became the laureate of the III Moscow regional (open) Competition of composition and improvisation named after S.S. Prokofiev. Now the singer writes author song-romances for her own poems and poems of Russian poets: Akhmatova, Bryusov, Polozkova, and others.
The singer was born in Moscow in 1993. In 2008 she graduated from the Shchelkovo art school with red diploma at once in two specializations: vocal and piano. In 2014, she graduated from the College of Gnessin Russian Academy of Music. The next step in education was the Moscow State Institute of Music named after A.G. Schnittke in the class of Rubtsova Irina Pavlovna, Honored Artist of Russia, soloist of the Bolshoi Theater. In 2017, Zoya Petrova became a soloist of the Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theater.
The singer performs in concert halls: Moscow International House of Music; F. Chaliapin House-Museum; The State Museum-Estate "Arkhangelskoye" (Moscow); The Academic Philharmonic named after D.D. Shostakovich (St. Petersburg); Russian Cultural Center of Science and Culture (Nicosia, Cyprus); Museum "Art Deco"; The Palace of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich; Theatrical wells, Kolomna; Concert hall at the "Kislovka"; House-Museum of Marina Tsvetaeva; ЦДРИ; Pashkov's house; Art Galleries Zurab Tsereteli; The Museum named after N.K. Roerich; The State Museum of LN. Tolstoy, as well as in concert halls, auditoriums and churches in France, Italy, Spain, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Austria.
By 20 years the repertoire of the singer is not limited only to arias and the operas of Handel, Pergolesi, Mozart, Bellini, Gounod, Verdi, Puccini, Rimsky-Korsakov, Prokofiev, the singer also performs with chamber programs: old Russian romance, romances by Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Rakhmaninov, F. Liszt, F. Schubert, R. Schumann, F. Mendelssohn; R. Strauss; I. Brahms. Zoya Petrova also performs the music of young composers and collaborates with famous Russian composers, such as A. Zhurbin, A. Rybnikov. In 2016-2017, the singer successfully performed the vocal cycles "Poet" and "Marina" of Zhurbin on the verses of M. Tsvetaeva in the House Museum of Marina Tsvetaeva and in the State Museum of Leo Tolstoy. The opera singer is experimenting in the variety genre, combining in one work, seemingly incompatible: the technique of variety and academic vocal. In each new song Zoya transforms the vocal part, using the capabilities of its own tessitura, which allows the listener to listen to the work in a new, very unexpected version.
"The owner of the voice of a bright, timbre-rich, expressive-sensual texture".
"The voice of the singer Zoya Petrova is a plastic-flexible (wide range) academic soprano, which allows her to perform music of different genres-from baroque to opuses of the 21st century,"-