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Friends of RCWS
 

Friends of RCWS

Here are some of the celebrities who have generously lent their support to the Russian Children's Welfare Society.

Anna Netrebko
Soprano
Metropolitan Opera

Famed operatic soprano Anna Netrebko is an Honorary Director of RCWS and has been involved with the organization for over 10 years, having graced the stage of both the Plaza Hotel and Waldorf=Astoria for performances at RCWS Annual Petroushka Ball. She has garnered critical esteem and stirred up devoted fanfare worldwide for her riveting performances and breathtaking voice. This season, she will be starring in two new productions at the Met opening the season by starring in Anna Bolena followed by Manon in the spring. Here is a brief introduction to Anna and her work with the RCWS.


Dmitri Hvorotovsky
Baritone
Metropolitan Opera
Maria Guleghina
Soprano
Metropolitan Opera
Anton Sikharulidze
Figure Skater (Pairs)
Silver Medalist, 1998 Winter Olympics
Gold Medalist, 2002 Winter Olympics

Elena Obraztsova
Mezzo-soprano
Voice coach at the
Bolshoi Theatre
Founder of the Elena Obraztsova Competition

Rolando Villazón
Tenor
Metropolitan Opera
Maria Butyrskaya
Figure Skater
1999 World Champion
Six-time Russian Champion
Three-time European Champion
Ignat Solzhenitsyn
Pianist
Music Director, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Veronika Part
Principal Dancer
American Ballet Theatre
Paul Groves
Tenor
Metropolitan Opera
Matthew Polenzani
Tenor
Metropolitan Opera
Irina Dvorovenko
Principal Dancer
American Ballet Theatre
Suzanne Massie
Author

Diana Vishneva
Prima Ballerina
Kirov Ballet
American Ballet Theatre

Alexei Yashin
Professional Hockey Player
Russian Super League
Natalia Glebova
Miss Universe 2005
Yuri Medvedev
Clown
Cirque du Soleil

Elina Garanca
Mezzo-soprano
Metropolitan Opera

Irina Dvorovenko
Maxim Beloserkovsky

Principal Dancers
American Ballet Theatre

Photo credit: Paul Kolnik

Daniel Ulbricht
Principal Dancer
New York City Ballet

Photo credit: Sheila Rock

Ekaterina Semenchuk
Mezzo-soprano
Metropolitan Opera
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Sasha Pivovarova
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Kate Lindsey

Kate Lindsey
mezzo-soprano, Metropolitan Opera

Diana Damreau

Diana Damreau
soprano, Metropolitan Opera

Maija Kovalevska
Maija Kovalevska
soprano
Piotr Beczala

Piotr Beczala
tenor

Johnny Weir

Johnny Weir
figure skater

Evgeny Platov
Evgeny Platov
figure skater
Victor Petrenko
Victor Petrenko
figure skater
Olga Borodina
Olga Borodina
mezzo-soprano
Olga Kern
Olga Kern
pianist
Ildar Abdrazakov
Ildar Abdrazakov
bass