Young Russian soprano Kseniia Proshina joined the Academy of Paris National Opera in 2019. During the 2021-22 season, Kseniia performed on the stages of the Paris and Dijon opera houses in several productions, such as Le Nozze di Figaro, L’incoronazione di Poppea and Parsifal. In the fall of 2022 she performed the iconic role of Juliette in Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod at the Malmö opera in Sweden and later in the same season she sang the title role of Zaide in Rennes and Nantes.
Her following engagements lead her to the Komische Oper Berlin, where she first sings Romilda in Stefan Herheim's production of Händel’s Xerxes, followed by the Queen of Shemakha in Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Golden Cockerel (Le coq dòr), staged by Barrie Kosky this season.
In 2023 Kseniia appeared as Don Giovanni’s Donna Anna in Glyndebourne and in fall 2024 Kseniia will make her house debut at Frankfurt Opera with Gilda. In 2025/24 season Kseniia has been invited to the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto to sing Juliette in Romeo et Juliette and she will be back on the stage of Malmö opera when she will feature Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème.
Kseniia Proshina was born in Samara, where she first studied piano and voice at a local music school before continuing her studies at the Academy of Arts in the class of Professor Raisa Gladkova. As a part of her studies she sung the title roles in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Snegurochka (The Snow Maiden) as well as in K. Molchanov’s opera Zori zdes’ tihie (The dawns here are quiet).
In 2014, Kseniia moved to Italy to study with Professor Alessandro Svab at the Accademia Lirica Santa Croce in Trieste, Italy where she prepared and performed roles such as Gilda in Rigoletto, Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro.
In 2020, Kseniia Proshina won the Grand Prix of the International Gianluca Campochiaro competition, held in the famous Teatro Massimo di Bellini in Catania. Kseniia was also awarded with Prix AROP, which is a special public prize, given to a member of the Paris Opera Academy.