Born 1993 in Yessentuki, Russia, Vasilisa Berzhanskaya graduated from the vocal department of Stavropol Territorial Musical College (STMC) named after V. I. Safonov.
Currently she is a student at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (Prof. R. Lisitsian) and soloist of the Academy’s Opera Studio.
Vasilisa Berzhanskaya started her operatic career as soprano and in the 2011/12 season was a soloist of the North-Caucasian State Philharmonic. Since 2014, she is a guest soloist at the State Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theater in Vladivostok.
Her soprano operatic repertoire comprises Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte (Teatre Alegria, Barcelona), Musetta in La bohème (Academy Opera Studio), Micaëla and Frasquita in Carmen, Swan Princess in The tale of Tzar Saltan (Vladivostok), and the title role in Massenet’s Thaïs (Vladivostok and Mariinsky Theatre St Petersburg in concert).
She performed the soprano part in Mozart’s Coronation Mass at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow and participated at the 2015 International Musical Olympus Festival in St Petersburg Philharmonic, Tonhalle Zürich and at the Carnegie Hall, New York.
Since the season 2015/16 Vasilisa Berzhanskaya is member of Bolshoi Theatre Moscow Youth Opera Program and she transitions to mezzo-soprano.
Vasilisa Berzhanskaya is the winner of the 1st Prize at the Bella voce International Students Vocal Competition in Moscow (2012), 2nd Prize and a Special Prize at Elena Obraztsova International Chamber Music Competition in memory of C. Badiain in St Petersburg (2014), laureate of the 2nd prize of II All-Russia Music Competition (2014), and finalist of the Grand Opera Competition of the TV Channel Cultura (Moscow, 2014).