Yana Kleyn



“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 “

“She sang with such warm and naked expression that the whole room was holding its breath. It is a joy to hear a voice with such pureness, flexibility, focus and stage presence.”

Recent and future engagements is her role debut as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) in Stockholm and Mimì at Danish National Opera and Liù in Kassel. First part of 2015 brings 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 the 2015/16 season, she will sing guest Stockholm Royal Opera as Mimì (new production) with José Cura as stage director, Michaëla, Liù and Donna Anna , Mimì at Oper Köln, Desdemona in Savonlinna Festival, all together singing more than 60 performances and Dvorak Requiem with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra.

In 2012/13, she sang Liù in Turandot with Nina Stemme as Turandot, Michaëla in Carmen and Leonora in Il trovatore at the Royal Opera Stockholm and Gala Concerts at Opera on Skäret Festival all in Sweden. Britten’s War Requiem with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and Copenhagen Philharmonic and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with Malmö Symphony Orchestra are among her orchestra engagements that season.

Her engagements in 2010/11 marked her international debut as Mimì at Opera på Skäret Festival in Sweden, and A. Berg’s Sieben Frühe Lieder with Malmö Opera Orchestra. In 2011/12 season, she performed Michaëla in G. Bizet’s Carmen at Opera på Skäret as well as Leonora in Trovatore at the Danish National Opera. Furthermore, she sang Mozart arias with Aalborg Symphony Orchestra and opera gala concert in Vilnius, Lithuania.

She started her career singing Leonora in Trovatore, Mimì in La bohème, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin and Lisa in Pikovaya Dama, all at the Benedetta Enterprise Theatre in Moscow.

Yana Kleyn was born in Moscow where and was educated as a pianist at the Russian Music Academy Gnesins in Moscow. In 2006, she entered the Gnesins as a singer with Prof. N. Terentieva and in 2012 she finished her master degree and debut concert from The Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Denmark. Presently she is studying with Elena Batoukova-Kerl in Essen, Germany.

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