Tamara Milashkina

Soloist, Soprano
She was born in Astrakhan on 13/09/1934. She studied under Elena Katulskaya at the Moscow Conservatory. In 1956 she received the gold medal at the International Youth Festival. In 1958 she made her first official appearance in the role of Tatiana [Eugene Onegin] at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater. She completed her training at the Theater Academy of Milan’s La Scala (1961/62) where she appeared as Linda [La battaglia de Legnano]. She was recognized as one of the most important leading artists of the Bolshoi Theater in which she appeared until 1989. During the same period she also sang at some of the most distinguished theatre worldwide, among them: the Vienna State Opera (1971) where she sang the role of Liza [Queen of Spades/ Dama de Pica], the Paris Opera (1969), the German Opera of Berlin (Deutsche Oper Berlin) (1974) in the role of Tosca [Tosca], the Operas of Oslo, Helsinki and Wuppertal, the Hungarian State Opera Budapest (1974), the Metropolitan Opera of New York (1975). She was invited to sing leading roles in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Belgium, Norway, Denmark and Canada. Operas by Russian composers are central to her repertory. Among theme Prince Igor (Yaroslavna), The Tale of Tsar Saltan (Tsarina), Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh (Fevronia), War and Peace (Natalya/Natasha Rostova), Sergei Prokoviev’s Semyon Kotko (Lyubka), Mazeppa (Maria) by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. She excelled in the role of Elizabeth de Valois (Don Carlos) and as Aida (Aida). She received the title, People’s Artist of the USSR (1973) and the Glinka State Prize (1982). She is the wife of the Russian tenor Vladimir Atlantov. She has produced many recordings (Melodiya, Philips). At the GNO, she sang the roles of Leonora [The Trobadour/Il Trovatore] (1974/75), Tatiana [Eugene Onegin] (1976/77) and Liza [Dama de Pica] (1974/75).