A specialist in opera and chamber music Anastasia graduated from the Academic Music College of
the Moscow Conservatory after studying organ and classical singing. She also completed studies in
classical singing at the V.S. Popov Academy of Choral Singing. She developed and perfected her
singing by attending master-classes with Michael Chance, Benjamin Bagby, Marc Mauillon and Jean-
François Novelli. Anastasia is also a laureate of international competitions.
Anastasia Bondareva specialises in performances of medieval, renaissance and baroque music. She
sings in large-scale international projects; performances of European and Russian baroque operas
at the Hermitage Theatre in St Petersburg, the Moscow Philharmonia, the St Petersburg
Philharmonia, and The Natalia Sats Children’s Theatre in Moscow. Her repertoire includes the roles
of Cybele (“Atys” — Lully); Dido and The Sorceress (“Dido and Aeneas” — Purcell, her performance
of Dido was noted by the nominating commission on the long list for the “Golden Mask” awards in
2020); Venus and Daughter of the Stream (“King Arthur” — Purcell); Mother (“Il Sant'Alessio” —
Landi); Tirinto (“Imeneo” — Handel); Venus (“Ariadna” — Monteverdi, in the reconstruction by
Andrew Lawrence-King) and others.
Anastasia works with such leading musicians as Andrew Lawrence-King, Marc Mauillon, Jean-
François Novelli, Thierry Peteau. She collaborates with all the leading Russian early music
ensembles including Alta Capella, Pratum Integrum, Ensemble Labyrinthus, The Soloists of Catherine
the Great, Chronos, Globus Music, The Baroque Soloists, Collegium Musicum, and the Medievallica
Anastasia constantly participates in international Early Music festivals, including Earlymusic, Musica
Mensurata, Tage Alter Music Regensburg, La Renaissance, and also the Russian festivals “Seeing
Music”, “Moscow Autumn”, “Vozvraschenie”. During the international Musica Mensurata festival of
medieval music she has performed such unique programmes as “The Conductus of Walter of
Châtillon”, English music of the 13 th Century, “Roman de Fauvel” (the compositions of Philippe de
Vitry, Jehan de Lescurel, Petrus de Cruce and unknown French composers of the 14 th Century). Since
2017 she has performed in the “All of Bach Cantatas” project with Roman Nasonov and the
Collegium Musicum ensemble at the Ss. Peter and Paul Lutheran Cathedral of Moscow.
As part of Ensemble Labyrinthus she has been featured on CD recordings for “Carmina Anglica”,
“Carmina Tripodium”, “Medieval marriage music”, with Chronos ensemble she has recorded “Life of
the Most Holy Theotokos. Old Russian polyphony”; “Early Part Singing from the time of Peter the
Great. Divine Liturgy”; “Early Part Singing. Evangelical hymns”.
Anastasia is the director of the Ex Oriente Lux vocal ensemble of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of