Before completing her vocal studies with Christiane Hossfeld at the Hochschule für Musik in Dresden, Anna Palimina studied piano and chamber music at her hometown Chisinau, Moldova. Her first engagement led her to the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich, afterwards moving on to become an ensemble member at the Opera Cologne. Her roles included, among others, Konstanze/Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Zerbinetta/Ariadne auf Naxos, Gilda/Rigoletto, as well as the role of Sierva Maria/Love and Other Demons by Peter Eötvös. Furthermore, she debuted at the Staatsoper Stuttgart as Adele/Die Fledermaus in the production by Philipp Stölzl and gave guest performances at the the National Theater of Prague, where she sang in Mysliveček’s L‘Olimpiade conducted by Václav Luks.
Today, Anna Palimina is working freelance, but still regularly guests at the Opera Cologne; recently as Morgana in Händel’s Alcina, Adina/L’elisir d’amore, Pamina/Zauberflöte as well as in the new production of Arabella as  Zdenka under the baton of Stefan Soltesz. Another highlight was her debut at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden where she sang all “4 women” in the Tales of Hoffmann. In the season of 2015/16, Anna Palimina made her debut at the Semper Opera Dresden in the role of Ännchen/Freischütz, and made another guest appearance in Cologne in the title role of Carl Orff’s Die Kluge.
In the season 2016/17 she made her debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid in La Clemenza di Tito under Christophe Rousset, was a guest in Bonn (e.g. as Pamina/Die Zauberflöte), sang the soprano parts of The Creation at concerts in Hamm und Siegen as well as in Rihm’s Deus Passus in Utrecht under the baton of Markus Stenz, and in Viviers Trois airs pour un opéra imaginaire with the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris.

In the season 2017/18, Anna Palimina will be back on both the opera and the concert stage and can be heard at Opera Cologne, where she embodies Carolina in Cimarosa‘s Il matrimonio segreto.
Her concert projects with classic repertoire as well as contemporary music, her specialty, include engagements with ensembles such as the Collegium Novum, the Gürzenich-Orchestra Cologne, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Basel Sinonietta, and the Ensemble Modern, with whom she performed works by Vivier, Adés, Grisey, and Rihm with conductors such as Peter Rundel, Markus Stenz, Jonathan Stockhammer, and Steven Sloane in Basel, Zürich, Amsterdam, Cologne, Frankfurt, as well as at the Salzburg Festival.


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Repertoire Concert

Bach, J.S. Cantatas 51, 82, 202
  St. John Passion
  St. Matthew Passion
Berio, L. Sequenza a 3
Eckert, Gerald Tratto (UA 2010)
Gounod St. Cecilia Mass
Graun Der Tod Jesu
Grisey L'icone paradoxale
Händel Messiah
Hass, G.F. Drei Liebesgedichte (Ensemble)
Haydn Applausus
  Stabat mater
  The Creation
Ligeti Aventures
  Nouvelles Aventures
Luigi Nono Djamila Boupacha aus
Canto di vita e d'amore
  Ha Venido (sopran-solo)
Mahler Symphony no. 8
Mendelssohn Der psalm 42
Mozart Concert arias
  Exultate Jubilate
  Mass in C
  Vesperae solemnes de confessore
Orff Carmina Burana
Pergolesi Stabat mater
Schostakowitsh Romanzen- Suite op.127
Schubach, Theodor Traumtexte (UA 2008)
Vivier, C. Love songs (Ensemble)
  Trois airs pour un opera imaginaire
Weber Missa sancta 1
  Missa sancta 2

Repertoire Opera

Donizetti L'elisir d'amore Adina
Eötvös Love and other Demons Sierva Maria
Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Amore
Händel Alcina Morgana
Mozart Der Schauspieldirektor Madame Herz
  Die Entführung aus dem Serail Blonde Konstanze
  Die Zauberflöte Pamina
  La clemenza di Tito Servilia
Myslivečeks L‘Olimpiade Aristea
Offenbach Les contes d'Hoffmann 4 Women
Schnebel Majakowskis Tod Nora
Stockhausen Sonntag aus Licht
Strauss, J. Die Fledermaus Adele
Strauss, R. Arabella Zdenka
  Ariadne auf Naxos Zerbinetta
Verdi Don Carlos Voice from Heaven
  Rigoletto Gilda
Wagner Parsifal Flowermaiden 1
  Siegfried Waldvogel


Exceeding thresholds: From Dramma giocoso to Musique spectrale
After stepping in for Nadja Michael with the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris and mastering the demanding soprano part in Vivier‘s Trois airs pour un opéra imaginaire with bravura, Anna Palimina was looking forward to another concert highlight.
With the Ensemble Modern and under the baton of Michael Wendeberg, Anna Palimina sang the last work by Gérard Grisey, the Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil at the Alte Oper Frankfurt.
In addition to her concert activity, Anna Palimina stood faithful to the Opera Cologne as well, singing Carolina in the new production of Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segreto. 
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