Elena Ushakova


Prize-winner at the Bella Voce All-Russian Vocalists’ Competition (Moscow, 2005).

Born in St Petersburg. Graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in 2008 (class of senior lecturer Grayr Khanedanian). Made her debut at the Mariinsky Theatre as Barbarina in the opera Le nozze di Figaro.
Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers since 2006.

Her repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Daring Buffoon (Sadko)
Prilepa (The Queen of Spades)
June (A Christmas Tale)
Guard of the Entrance to the Temple (Die Frau ohne Schatten)
Susanna, Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro)
Gemma (Maddalena)
Klingsor’s Flower Maiden (Parsifal)
Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos)
Lady-in-waiting (Macbeth)
Giannetta (L'elisir d'amore)
Mlle Jouvenot (Adriana Lecouvreur)
A Pale Lady (The Gambler)
The Novice (Suor Angelica)

She has taken part in master-classes conducted by Renata Scotto, Montserrat Caballé, Ileana Cotrubas and Larisa Gergieva.

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