She graduated from the vocal faculty of the Volgograd School of Arts, the class of Svetlana Grigorievna Nesterenko and the faculty of the musical theater of GITIS, the workshop of the People's Artist of the USSR Vladimir Akimovich Kurochkin. N.A. Popova is a laureate of the First Prize of the International Vocal Competition in Verviers (Belgium, 1991) and a laureate of the Grand Prix Prize of the International Vocal Competition in Ren (France, 1994).
Creative activity Over the years, the soloist of the Moscow Musical Theater "Helikon Opera" and the Opera Theater named after Yanachek (Brno), for 15 years was the leading soloist of the Moscow Choral Theater Boris Pevzner. From 1991 to the present, N.A. Popova conducts active concert solo activity, both in Russia and abroad. He participates in many theatrical projects and productions in Russia and Europe, as well as in studio and concert recordings of vocal music of Russian and foreign composers of the 17th - 20th centuries. He is a member of the jury of many all-Russian and international competitions.
Teaching 1998 - to the present: Associate Professor of the Department of Solo Singing of the V.S. Popov, 2013 - to the present: Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Musical Theater of GITIS.
For several years she was a vocal teacher in the project "Soprano 10" by Mikhail Turetsky and the television project "Battle of Choirs."