(Born Moscow, 1977)
Marina Poplavskaya is a Russian soprano.
Her debut came in 2003 when she sang Ann Truelove in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress at the Bolshoi Theatre.
It was in 2006 when she received critical acclaim for singing the title role of Rachel in Halévy's La Juive that her career really took off internationally.
In 2008, she played Elisabetta in Verdi's Don Carlo at the Royal Opera Covent Garden and then she went on to sing it at the Metropolitan Opera.
Also in 2008 she featured in a filmed "Otello" from the Salzburg Festival, Vienna, with the Philharmonic Orchestra led by Riccardo Muti. She played Desdemona to Aleksandrs Antonenko's Otello with Carlos Alvarez as Iago and a young Stephen Costello as Cassio.
In 2009 she played Liu in the HD transmission from the Met to Maria Guleghina's Turandot and in 2009 she sang Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata at the Los Angeles Opera.
In an expanding repertoire she is singing leading roles in Russian operas and in the operas of Mozart and Verdi.
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