Irina Loskova (Soprano) graduated from the Royal Academy of Music (Advanced Diploma in Opera), London.
Irina has recently moved to the Netherlands and now lives in Maastricht with her husband and their son. She is currently part of the Limburg Education Tour project 'Weltatem', which is a collaboration between Het Geluid Maastricht (Romy Roelofsen and Gable Roelofsen) and Kirsten Schötteldreier.
Irina's recent engagements included Glyndebourne Festival and Tour 2017. In Autumn 2016 Irina performed the role of Cousin in Madama Butterfly with Glyndebourne on Tour.
Irina worked with Nelly Miricioiu, Jane Glover, Vladimir Jurowski, Robin Ticciati, Stéphane Denève and many other renowned coaches and conductors.
Irina’s current operatic repertoire includes arias from Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin (Tatyana), Iolanta; Dvořák's Rusalka; Puccini's La Boheme (Mimi), Turandot (Liu), Madama Butterfly; Rameau's Castor et Pollux (Télaïre); Britten's Rape of Lucretia (Female Chorus); Mozart's Don Giovanni (Zerlina) and Le Nozze di Figaro (Susanna, Countess); Handel's Tamerlano (Asteria) and Giulio Cesare (Cleopatra).
After completing her Masters degree in Linguistics and Translations in Russia, Irina later moved to the UK, where she was awarded a scholarship to a Postgraduate course in Performance at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester with Robert Alderson.
Irina’s engagements included chorus in Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Glyndebourne on Tour 2011 and roles of Hermia and Hippolyta in Midsummer Night’s Dream, conductor Darren Hargan.
As a soloist, her work has included Vivaldi’s Gloria, Monteverdi’s Vespers, Bruckner’s Mass in D Minor,
recital performances at St.Martin-in-the-Fields, Rhosygilwen, Cardigan Guildhall and The Grand Duke's Official 2013 birthday in Luxembourg.
Irina’s performance experience with Royal Academy Opera includes roles as Olga – Eugene Onegin (conductor Jane Glover), The Squirrel – L’enfant et les sortilèges (Barbican, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stéphane Denève), Charlotte – Werther(conductor Julian Reynolds), Dorothée – Cendrillon (conductor Gareth Hancock), Second Witch – Dido and Aeneas (conductor Iain Ledingham), Female Chorus (Cover) – Rape of Lucretia (conductor Steuart Bedford).
Irina also performed as Irene (Tamerlano), Carmen, Laura (La Gioconda), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Hanna Glawari (The Merry Widow), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Cornelia (Giulio Cesare), Tisbe (La Cenerentola) in operatic excerpts produced by the RNCM, The Yorke Trust, the Dublin Institute of Technology and the Royal Academy Opera.