Aida Garifullina

Aida GarifullinaAida Garifullina was born in 1987 into a Tarar household. She enrolled in the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts in 2007 and studied there with Claudia Visca. Two years later, in the university production of Mozart’s Cos fan tutte, Garifullina made her stage debut as Despina. She performed at the XXVI Summer Universiade’s closing ceremony in Shenzhen in 2011 after receiving her degree. At the opening of the Russian House at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Garifullina performed. She performed at the Summer Universiade 2013 opening ceremony in Kazan in July as the Universiade Ambassador.

When Garifullina took home the top prize at Operalia 2013, her career saw a tremendous uplift. She appeared in several notable performances in 2013 and 2014, sharing the stage with artists including José Carreras, Plácido Domingo, and Dmitry Hvorostovsky. Performing “Angels” at the 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony were Robbie Williams and Garifullina. She has been a part of the Vienna State Opera’s ensemble since the start of the 2014–2015 season.

On June 13, 2018, Garifullina had a performance during the opening gala concert for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow’s Red Square. She performed with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, led by Valery Gergiev, and Juan Diego Florez, Placido Domingo, and Anna Netrebko. Garifullina gave a performance at the 2018 FIFA World Cup’s opening ceremony on June 14