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Afanasyeva-Kargina Marina

Afanasyeva-Kargina Marina

Italian language teacher

Marina was born in Moscow.

In 1998 she graduated from the Institute of Contemporary Art with a degree in vocal art.

In 1995-1997 – soloist of the ancient music ensemble ‘Madrigal’ under the Moscow State Philharmonic.

In 1997-2002 she taught Italian at the Academy of Fine Arts, the Institute of Contemporary Art.  She has completed training at Linguistic Empire ‘Salvater’.

Since year 2001 she has collaborated with the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Musical Theater  as a consultant for the Italian language and translator of opera libretti.

She participated in opera productions premieres Madame Butterfly (2002), Tosca (2004) by Puccini,  La Traviata Verdi (2005), Così fan tutte by Mozart (2006), Lucia de Lammermoor by Donizetti,  Werther by Massenet (2009), The Barber of Seville by Rossini,  The Force of Destiny by Verdi (2010), L’Italiana in Algeri by Rossini (2013), Verdi’s Aida, Don Giovanni by Mozart (2014), Medea by Cherubini, Aladdin’s Magic Lamp by Rota (2015), Verdi’s Macbeth (2017).

Marina teaches Italian at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre since 2002. She is a translator and consultant for Verdi’s opera Rigoletto and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci (2014).

She has participated in master classes with Galina Vishnevskaya (2011), Carlo Pari (2005), Claudio de Maglio (2014), Gianluca Marciano, and  Walter Attanasi (2015), Marco Boemi (2016).