Paris-based soprano Anara Khassenova is originally from Kazakhstan. She was selected to participate in the prestigious Academy Jaroussky, and studied at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Boulogne-Billancourt under Anne Constantin, receiving a dual bachelor’s degree in singing and musicology from the Pôle Supérieur de Paris Boulogne-Billancourt and Paris-Sorbonne University respectively.
In 2015 she was awarded First Prize by the City of Boulogne-Billancourt for her performance of contemporary music, and three years later was selected for the Fondation Royaumont’s masterclass, specialising in Medieval and Renaissance performance.
Stage appearances include numerous recitals at the Salle Cortot, La Seine Musicale, Salle Gaveau, the Royal Chapel at the Palace of Versailles, the Philharmonie de Paris, Op
éra de Massy, and various festivals.
She has also interpreted a number of leading roles including Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Constance (Dialogues des Carmélites) and Baroness (La Vie parisienne). Upcoming and recent engagements include Acis and Galatea at the Fondation Royaumont, and L’Étoile at the L’Atelier lyrique de Tourcoing.