Elena Stikhina


• 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); Mariinsky Theatre soloist since 2017.

In 2013 she took part in an international opera master-class in Zurich, where she rehearsed the title role of Aida under Peter Konwitschny. Has appeared at the Beethovenfest in Bonn, the Brucknerhaus in Linz, the Tonhalle in Zurich, the opera festivals Gut Immling in Halfing and DomStufen in Erfurt (the title role in Tosca) and the Landestheater in Salzburg (Micaëla in Carmen).

In the 2016-2017 she made her debut at the Theater Basel (Leonora in La forza del destino), the Mariinsky Theatre (title role in a premiere of Salome) and the Finnish National Opera (Tatiana in Eugene Onegin). In 2017, she made her debut as Lady Macbeth in Verdi's opera Macbeth and as Senta in Der fliegende Holländerat the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.

For the role of Salome in the Mariinsky Theatre's production of the opera she was awarded the Onegin Russian opera prize and St Petersburg's most prestigious theatre prize the Golden Sofit in addition to being nominated for the Golden Mask awards.

Upcoming engagements include her appearance at the Opéra National de Paris and the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Leonora in Il trovatore), at the Boston Lyric Opera (the title in Tosca).

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

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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