Lindemann Young Artist Development Program
Ukrainian mezzo-soprano Valentina Pluzhnikova is in her first year of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. She studied at the Vladisklav Zaremba Music College in Khmelnitskyi and was a member of the Tchaikovsky Opera Studio at the Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, where she sang Flora in La Traviata, Giovanna in Rigoletto, and the Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte. This past May, she made her debut at the Taras Shevchenko National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine singing Siebel in Faust. Other past roles include Olga in Eugene Onegin, Dunyasha in Rimsky-Korsakov The Tsar’s Bride, and Clarice in Rossini’s La Pietra del Paragone.
In 2017, Valentina joined the Opera Academy of the Polish National Theater, where she regularly took master classes with Eytan Pessen, Matthias Rexroth, Izabella Kłosińska, Olga Pasiecznik, Paul Plummer, Arebella Cortesi, Helmut Deutsch, and Florence de Hureaux. In 2018, she studied at the Corso d’Opera in Cortona, Italy, where she worked with Roberto Coviello, Leonardo De Lisi, Angelo Michele Errico, Alessandro Corbelli, and Hugo De Ana. This summer, she is taking part in the Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival.