Gelena Gaskarova

Birth date

Oct. 23, 1982


Country

Russia



Biography


Graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg Conservatory (2008). She received awards at the International Pavel Lisitsian Competition in Vladikavkaz (2004), the International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers Competition (2004, 2008) and the 7th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition in Warsaw (2010). Since 2001 she has been a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers, and in that capacity she has sung a large number of parts in Russian and foreign operas. She is a guest soloist with the Latvian National Opera and the Mikhailovsky Theatre. In 2009 she made her debut at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse as Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), and in 2010 she sang Iolanta there. She also performed Tatyana at the Salle Pleyel under the baton of Tugan Sokhiev. In 2014 she debuted as Maria in Mazeppa at the Concertgebouw, and sang Tatyana at the Mariinsky premier of Eugene Onegin. She has performed with Larisa Gergieva in concerts in Vienna, Florence, Venice, Rome, and Paris.

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