Daria Akulova


Voice type






Current studies

Master Specialized Music Performance – Oper

Vocal coach

Tanja Baumgartner

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Former musical studies

  • 2022–2023: Erasmus student, HKB MA Music Performance Klassik, Vocal coach – Tanja Ariane Baumgartner
  • 2017–2021: Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy, Ukraine (Kyiv). Bachelor’s degree.
  • Vocal coach – Zoia Rozhok, Susanna Chakhoian, Svetlana Dobronravova.
  • 2015–2017: Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy, Ukraine (Kyiv), Preparatory course of singing, Vocal coach – Zoia Rozhok 


Performed operas :

  • 2021: Marfa in The Tsar’s bride (N. Rimsky–Korsakov). Operastudio Music Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine) 
  • 2021: Amour in Orphèe et Euridice (C. W. Gluck). Operastudio Music Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine) 
  • 2020: Brigitta in Iolanta (P. I. Tchaikovsky). Operastudio Music Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine) 
  • 2019: Annina in La Traviata (G. Verdi). Operastudio Music Academy (Kyiv, Ukraine) 

Most important projects/concerts:

  • 2017–2019: New Years Gala, Kyiv Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mykola Lysenko (Kyiv, Ukraine) 
  • 2021: Solo performance with Opera and Ballet orchestra of (Sofia, Bulgaria) 
  • 2022: Laboratorio Lirico with Prof. Theodore Coresi (Austria)

Masterclasses : 

  • 2021: Raina Kabaivanska School (Bulgaria) 
  • 2022: International Masterclass Laboratorio Lirico, Prof. Dr. Theodore Coresi (Vienna, Austria)
  • 2022: International Festival & Summer Academy of Voice, Prof. Tanja Ariane Baumgartner (Brescia, Italy)

Competitions : 

  • 2023: The Ada Sari International Vocal Artistry Competition
  • 2022: 2nd Swiss International Music competition, 1st prize (Lugano, Switzerland)
  • 2021: Wassyl Slipak Competition for singers (Lviv, Ukraine)
  • 2018: National competition Bright Country (Яскрава Країна), 1st prize (Dnipro, Ukraine)
  • 2016: Boris Gmyrya Vocalists Competition, 1st prize (Ukraine)

Interview: Three questions for Daria Akulova

Why are you studying opera? 

Through opera I can express all my feelings and give them to the audience.  This makes me happy. The synthesis of different arts makes opera an exceptional genre! 

What was your first encounter with opera?

I was first introduced to opera as a child. I was about 10 years old. My parents took me to the opera house in my hometown (Dnipro) and I was surprised by the action on stage. Unfortunately, I don't remember exactly which opera it was, but the impression remained strong until this day. 

Which is your favourite opera and why? 

My favourite opera is La Bohème composed by Giacomo Puccini. Everything about this opera is beautiful, but I am most fascinated by the role of Mimi. I would love to interpret this role in my own performance!