About Aida

Aida Garifullina is a celebrated artist in the midst of an internationally acclaimed career. She is a regular guest artist of the world’s leading opera houses and concert venues, including the Royal Opera House (London), La Scala (Milan), the Metropolitan Opera (New York), Paris National Opera, Arena di Verona (Italy) and Salzburg Festival.


“Aida is one of the most exciting opera divas of today and tomorrow.”

– Placido Domingo


Born in 1987 in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Aida Garifullina was surrounded by music from an early age. Her first music lessons came from her choirmaster and pianist mother, prompting her to further her musical development from early childhood and, later, inspiring a passion to pursue a career in opera. She made her performance debut at just five years old, as the youngest participant in one of Moscow’s most popular televised singing competition, and has not left the stage since!

Following initial studies in Nuremberg, Germany and The University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria,Aida achieved huge recognition at Placido Domingo’s 2013 Operalia Competition, winning First Prize. She later joined the ensemble of the revered Vienna Staatsoper, regularly performing there whilst continuing to furthering her international career.

On the operatic stage she has sung under the musical guidance of some of the most prominent conductors, including Valery Gergiev, Zubin Mehta, Kent Nagano, Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nezet-Seguin and Placido Domingo.

Alongside a successful operatic career, Aida is a celebrated recording artist. Her acclaimed solo album “AIDA”, with Decca Records, won Best Solo Album of the year (ECHO), and she was nominated for a Grammy for her performance on the 2017 recording of Rimsky Korsakov’s “The Golden Cockerel”.

On Stage


Royal Albert Hall, London

May 09

50th Anniversary of Placido Domingo

Salzburg, Austria

May 20

Concert Music of John Williams

Olimpic Athletic Stadium, Seoul, South Korea

May 23


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