Valentina Nafornita


All the qualities that the modern opera stage demands of a star Valentina has in excess — a voice rich in nuance, virtuoso technique, obvious acting talent, feminine beauty, and gentle charm. Nature has generously bestowed all of this on Valentina. However, to reach the heights of opera’s Olympus, at least two more components are absolutely essential — endless hard work and belief in yourself. All that sophisticated pack of qualities made Valentina the youngest winner of the renowned BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in 2011, and then ensured her the most brilliant international career.