Elena Stikhina


Upcoming performances:
22 September 2019
8 February 2020
25 March 2020
11 April 2020
12 April 2020
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.

Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Tatyana (Eugene Onegin)
Maria (Mazepa)
Kuma (The Enchantress)
Lisa (The Queen of Spades)
Yaroslavna (Prince Igor)
Elettra (Idomeneo)
Leonora (La forza del destino)
Nedda (Pagliacci)
Mimì (La bohème)
Floria Tosca (Tosca)
Cio-Cio-san (Madama Butterfly)
Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica)
Senta (Der fliegende Holländer)
Salome (Salome)

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

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