Barno Ismatullaeva


Headshot of the artistBarno Ismatullaeva made her debut last summer on the Bregenz lake stage in the premiere of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, directed by Andreas Homoki and conducted by Enrique Mazzola.

Recent and upcoming engagements are including Norma at State Opera in Hamburg, Elisabetta in Roberto Devereux at Opera Amsterdam and Madama Butterfly in Warsaw (in the staging by Mariusz Treliński) and Bregenz Festival (summer 2023). At her ‘home’ stage, State Opera Hanover, she will again perform next season as Micaëla in Carmen by Bizet, Desdemona in Otello by Verdi, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky, and is debuting in a staged production of Verdi’s Requiem.

After participating in the Cardiff Singer of the World singing competition in the summer of 2017, Barno Ismatullaeva celebrated her debut in Austria in 2018 as Amelia in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra at the Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck. In Germany, she made her debut in 2019 in the new production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at the Nuremberg State Theater. In the 2019/20 season, she returned to Innsbruck for her role debut as Suor Angelica in a new production of Puccini’s Il Trittico.

Barno Ismatullaeva made her debuts at the Hanover State Opera as Rachel (La Juive), Micaëla (Carmen), Desdemona (Otello), Elena and Margherita in Boito’s Mefistofele, Tsaritsa Militrisa in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tale of Tsar Saltan, and sang the roles of Mimi (La bohème) and Tatiana from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin in the new production of Barbora Horakova.

She was also guest of Aalto-Theater in Essen as Suor Angelica, the Bucharest State Opera as Cio-Cio-San, and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Duisburg in 2019 for a recording of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung.

Barno Ismatualleva was born in Andijan, Uzbekistan. Immediately after completing her studies at the Tashkent Music Academy, she was engaged at the Tashkent Opera House and subsequently received an engagement at the Nemirovich-Danchenko Theater in Moscow. She is a winner of numerous competitions in Uzbekistan, as well as the 2014 Competizione dell’Opera in Tashkent.