Elena Stikhina

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Elena Stikhina
Елена Стихина
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Born (1986-12-25) December 25, 1986 (age 36)
Lesnoy, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Alma materMoscow Conservatory
OccupationOpera singer (soprano)
Years active2015–present

Elena Stikhina (Russian: Елена Стихина, born 25 December 1986 in Lesnoy) is a Russian operatic soprano.


After studying piano at the music school of her hometown Lesnoy.[1], Elena Stikhina studied singing at Moscow Conservatory and from 2012 to 2014 at Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre [2] in Moscow. Having completed her studies, Stikhina became a soloist at the Primorsky Opera and Ballet Theater in Vladivostok in 2014, and from 2017 a soloist at Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg. In just a few years Stikhina has developed an extensive repertoire focusing on Puccini, Verdi and Russian opera. Stikhina has been performing globally at the most important opera houses since 2016. 2017 saw her American debut as Floria Tosca in Puccini's Tosca in Boston's Lyric Opera[3]. In May 2018 she sang Senta in Richard Wagner's Flying Dutchman for the first time under the baton of Valery Gergiev in the Gasteig, Munich and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Germany. In December 2018 Stikhina debuted at the Met as Puccini's Suor Angelica and in April 2019 as Cio-Cio-San in Puccini's Madama Butterfly at Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam[4]. In 2019 Stikhina also debuted at the Salzburg Festival in the title role of Cherubini's Médée[5][6] and at the BBC Proms in London as Tatjana in the letter scene of Tschaikowski's Eugene Onegin[7].


Role Composer Opera
Brünnhilde Wagner Siegfried
Cio-Cio-San Puccini Madama Butterfly
Desdemona Verdi Otello
Donna Leonora Verdi La forza del destino
Elektra Mozart Idomeneo
Floria Tosca Puccini Tosca
Gutrune Wagner Götterdämmerung
Micaëla Bizet Carmen
Mimi Puccini La Bohème
Nedda Leoncavallo Pagliacci
Lady Macbeth Verdi Macbeth
Leonora Verdi Il trovatore
Lisa Tschaikowski The Queen of Spades
Maliella Wolf-Ferrari I gioielli della Madonna
Médée Cherubini Médée
Nedda Leoncavallo Pagliacci
Salome Strauss Salome
Senta Wagner Der fliegende Holländer
Sieglinde Wagner Die Walküre
Suor Angelica Puccini Suor Angelica
Tatjana Tschaikowski Eugene Onegin

Recognition and awards

  • First Prize and Audience Award of the International Competition "Competizione dell'Opera" (Linz, Austria, 2014)[8]
  • Winner of the Audience Award "Best Singer" and the "Culturarte Award" in the context of Plácido Domingo's Operalia Competition 2016[9]
  • Operawire's "Artist Of The Week" on July 29, 2019 [10]
  • Casta Diva Award 2020 "Take Off" [11]

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