Gelena Gaskarova


Upcoming performances:
6 December 2017
Soprano

• Prize-winner at the VII International Moniuszko Vocal Competition (Warsaw, 2010)
• Prize-winner at the II Rachmaninoff Open Regional Competition and Festival (St Petersburg, 2001)
• Prize-winner at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition (St Petersburg, 2004 and 2008)
• Prize-winner at the International Lisitsian Competition (Vladikavkaz, 2004)

Born in St Petersburg. She graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov Music College in 2003 and from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in 2008.
Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers since 2001.
Guest soloist with the Latvian National Opera (Riga) and the Mikhailovsky Theatre (St :Petersburg).

Her repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Oxana (Christmas Eve)
Kupava (The Snow Maiden)
Iolanta (Iolanta)
Tatiana (Eugene Onegin)
Volkhova (Sadko)
Mimì (La bohème)
Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi)
Liù (Turandot)
Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte)
First Lady (Die Zauberflöte)
Micaëla (Carmen)
Maria (West Side Story)
Rusalka (Dvořák’s Rusalka)
Antonia (Les contes d'Hoffman)
and Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady)

Her repertoire also includes:
Musetta (La bohème), Violetta (La traviata), Marguerite (Faust) and Lidochka (Moscow, Cheryomushki).

Took part in concerts at the Valery Gergiev Festival under the baton of Gergiev himself (Rotterdam, 2009).
In 2009 she made her debut as Tatiana (Eugene Onegin) at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, where she also performed the title role in the opera Iolanta in 2010.
The same year, she performed the role of Tatiana at the Salle Pleyel.
In 2013 she performed the title role in the opera Iolanta at the Opéra-Théatre de Metz Métropole and in Nancy (France), as well as the role of Tatiana (Eugene Onegin) at the Savonlinna Festival.
At the Mariinsky Theatre in 2014 she performed the role of Tatiana in a new production of Eugene Onegin conducted by Valery Gergiev (Stage Director – Alexei Stepanyuk).
In 2014 she made her debut as Maria (Mazepa) at Konzertgebaw (Amsterdam) under the baton of Alexander Vedernikov.
Together with Larisa Gergieva she has appeared in concerts in Vienna, Florence, Venice, Rome and Paris.

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