Svetlana Kasyan, dramatic soprano, was born in Batumi, Georgia. She graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 2011. From 2009 to 2011 she was a member of the youth program of the Bolshoi Theatre. Her main teachers were Dmitry Vdovin and Placido Domingo.
In 2011 Ms. Kasyan sang the title role in "Tosca" at the Bolshoi Theater and became the youngest "Tosca" in the theatre's history. In 2013 she made her debut as Queen Elizabeth in the Opera "Don Carlo" at the Teatro Regio di Torino with Ramon Vargosom and Abdrazakov. Reviewers called her "the big discovery of the year" made by conductor Gianandrea Noseda. In the same year she debuted in the title role of "Madame Butterfly" at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice.
After singing in the farewell concert for famous composer Miki Theodorakis in Athens 2012, Mr. Theodorakis called Ms. Kasyan the new Maria Callas.