Elena Stikhina


Upcoming performances:
26 July 2018
4 August 2018
8 August 2018
6 October 2018
7 January 2019
15 January 2019
7 February 2019
7 March 2019
9 March 2019
12 March 2019
16 March 2019
3 May 2019
Soprano

• Recipient of the Audience Award and special Culturarte Prize at the Operalia competition (Guadalajara, Mexico, 2016)
• Prize-winner at the Competizione dell’Opera (Linz, Austria, 2014, 1st prize)
• Prize-winner at the II International Rachmaninoff Vocalists' Competition (Rostov on Don, 2013, 1st prize)
• Prize-winner at the IV International Georgy Sviridov Chamber Singing Competition (Kursk, 2011, 3rd prize)

Born in Lesnoy, Sverdlovsk Region. Graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire (class of Larisa Rudakova). Trained at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Singing Centre under Makvala Kasrashvili.

Since 2014 she has been a soloist of the State Primorsk Opera and Ballet Theatre (now the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre).

Elena made her Mariinsky Theatre debut as Salome at the premiere of new production in February 2017, immediately thereafter she became a member of the Mariinsky Opera Company.
For the role of Salome she was awarded the Onegin Russian opera prize and St Petersburg's most prestigious theatre prize the Golden Sofit.

In the 2016/17 season she also made her stage debut at the Theater Basel (Leonora in La forza del destino), Finnish National Opera and Opéra National de Paris (Tatiana in Eugene Onegin). Current season she appeared as a guest soloist at the Boston Lyric Opera (the title in Tosca), Deutsche Oper Berlin (Leonora in Il trovatore), Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Mimì in La bohème) and Opéra National de Paris (Leonora in Il trovatore). In addition, Elena sang in concert Sieglinde (Die Walküre) at the Philharmonie de Paris and Senta (Der fliegende Holländer) at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden under the baton of Valery Gergiev.

Her future engagements include appearance at the Metropolitan Opera (Suor Angelica), Semperoper (Leonora in La forza del destino) and De Nationale Opera (Cio-Cio-San).

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Salome (Salome)
Lisa (The Queen of Spades)
Leonora (La forza del destino)
Floria Tosca (Tosca)
Elettra (Idomeneo)
Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica)
Mimì (La bohème)

Repertoire also includes: the Countess (Le nozze di Figaro), Violetta (La traviata), Micaëla (Carmen), Nedda (I pagliacci), Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Zemfira (Aleko), Olga (The Story of a Real Man) and the title role in Iolanta among others.

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