Biography

Sandra Plamenats was born in Zagreb. She originates from an ancient noble Montenegrin family, three of her ancestors (Arsenije Plamenac, Ruvim II Boljević, and Visarion Boljević) were rulers of the country, voivode Iliya Plamenats was a national hero, and others were outstanding warriors and diplomats. She is a grand niece of John Plamenatz, a famous Montenegrin social and political philosopher, who was a professor at Nuffield College, and Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at All Souls College, University of Oxford. 

Sandra started her operatic career when she was spotted by the choral director of The Bolshoi Theatre Andrey Zaboronok. In summer 2014 Sandra graduated in Opera singing from Moscow State Conservatory P.I. Tchaikovsky (Opera singing) in class of The Bolshoi Theatre prima donna Elena Okolisheva. Before that, in in 2009. Sandra graduated with honors from Philological Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Foreign Literature and Languages, and studied Foreign Literature and Languages at The University of Vienna. Sandra is fluent in English, Russian, German and Norwegian. She also speaks Italian and French. 

The repertoire of Sandra Plamenats encomprises the roles of Violetta and Flora in Verdi's 'La Traviata', including her performance of Traviata alongside opera star Placido Domingo in august 2017 at Astana Opera, Cio Cio San in Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly’, Aida in Verdi’s ‘Aida’, Turandot in Puccini’s ‘Turandot’, Tosca in Puccini’s ’Tosca’, Mimi in Puccini's 'La Boheme’, Manon Lescaut in Puccini’s ‘Manon Lescaut’, Michaela in Bizet’s ‘Carmen, Maddalena in Giordano’s ‘Andrea Chenier’, Lisa in Tchaikovsky's 'Queen of spades’, Dido in Purcell’s 'Dido and Aeneas’, Sakuntala in Alfano’s ‘Sakuntala’, and Contessa in Mozart’s 'Le nozze di Figaro’. 

Sandra Plamentas has worked with Cairo Opera House, Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, The Bolshoi Theatre, Astana Opera, Croatian National Theatre in Split, New Jersey Arts Center, Mordova National Theatre, Royal Danish Theater, Washington National Opera and other opera venues under the baton of maestros Eugene Kohn, David Crescenzi, Ivo Lipanovic and others.

Sandra Plamenats was the first opera singer to perform in front of over 90 Ministers of Health at the global WHO Ministerial conference held in april 2011. She had concerts at world’s finest venues, including The State Kremlin Palace, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, The Korolevsky (Royal) Hall at Ostankino, the Glinka Museum hall and Central House of Artists in Moscow, Paris-Sorbonne University hall in France,  Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb, churches and cathedrals in Italy (Milan, Bologna, Parma), concert halls in Vienna, Berlin, Brussels, Washington D.C., New York, Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Toluca, Ankara, and others, and appeared on radio and TV all over the world. 


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