Following spectacular debuts at the Paris and Metropolitan Operas, young Lirico-spinto soprano Elena Stikhina is making waves in the opera world. Recent months have seen her triumph at the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Berlin Staatsoper, the Semperoper, the Baden Baden Festspielhaus and in concert with the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Munich Philharmonic and at the Philharmonie Paris.
This spring she makes her Dutch debut singing Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly).
Performances as Leonora (La Forza del Destino) follow at the Paris Opera, where she returns in the autumn to sing a new production of Prince Igor. Other engagements in the 19/20 season include her debut in Geneva as Aida, her return to the Boston Lyric Opera as Norma and more returns to the Paris Opera for Adriana Lecouvreur and La Bohème.
This season has seen her sing Tosca and Leonora (Il Trovatore) in Berlin and Dresden, Senta (Der fliegende Holländer) in Baden Baden and Munich, Suor Angelica in New York, Brunnhilde (Siegfried) and Gutrune (Göterdämmerung) in Paris.
Elena appears as guest soloist at the famed Mariinsky Theatre Saint Petersburg after developing her repertoire at the New Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre in Vladivostock.
Elena completed her studies at the Moscow State Conservatory in 2012 and quickly came to European attention when she won first prize at the Competizione dell’Opera Linz in 2014 and then in 2016 by winning the Audience and Culturarte Prizes at Placido Domingo’s Competition ‘Operalia’,