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Kleyn, Yana - Soprano

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“A soft veiled sound in her voice as well as red-hot glow à la Visjnevskaya“
“Her singing here was a revelation, unforced, unexaggerated and the loveliest pianissimo singing imaginable “
“must be among the greatest interpreters of Mimì in the world.”
 
The Danish-Russian soprano Yana Kleyn was born in Moscow and was educated as a pianist at the Russian Music Academy Gnesins in Moscow. In 2006, she entered the Gnesins as a singer and in 2012 she finished her master’s degree from The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Denmark, where she also lives today.
 
Her recent and future engagements include debut as Cio-Cio san in Madama Butterfly at the Immling Festival, Mimì at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen, Lisa in Queen of Spades, Nella in Gianni Schicchi and the title role in Suor Angelica at Royal Opera Stockholm, Rusalka at Opéra Théâtre de Metz, Tosca and Giorgetta in Il tabarro in Denmark and role debut as Aida at Opera Hedeland.
 
In past seasons she has appeared at Stockholm Royal Opera singing Mimì with José Cura as stage director; Mimì at Oper Köln, Desdemona inOtelloat the Savonlinna Festival, Mimì at Opéra de Metz Métropole marking her debut in France, Rachel in F. Halévy’s La Juive in Konstanz, Mussorgsky’s Songs and dances of Death at Stockholm Concert Hall, Michäela at Opera Hedeland in Denmark, and Mimìat Copenhagen Opera Festival.
 
In the 2014/15 season she had her role debut as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in Stockholm sang Mimì at Danish National Opera and Liùat Staatstheater Kassel. First part of 2015 brought her debut as Eurydice in Orphée et Eurydice in Teatro Massimo di Palermo and Ms. Jessel in Britten’s Turn of the Screw in Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
 
In 2012/13, she sang Liù in Turandot with Nina Stemme, Michaëla in Carmen and Leonora in Il trovatore at the Royal Opera Stockholm. Britten’s War Requiem with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and Copenhagen Philharmonic and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with Malmö Symphony Orchestra were among her orchestra engagements that season.
 
In 2011/12 season, she performed Michaëlain G. Bizet’s Carmen at Opera på Skäret as well as LeonorainTrovatore at the Danish National Opera. Her engagements in 2010/11 marked her international opera debut outside Russia as Mimì at Opera on Skäret Festival in Sweden, and A. Berg’s Sieben Frühe Lieder with Malmö Opera Orchestra.