234th Season

Elena Gorshunova

Soprano

Diploma-recipient at the opera singers, competition in Geneva (Switzerland, 2003).
Prize-winner at the V International Lisitsian Competition (Vladikavkaz, 2003).
Prize-winner at the VI International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition (St Petersburg, 2004).
Prize-winner at the IV International Elena Obraztsova Competition (St Petersburg, 2005).

Born in Perm.
Graduated from the Perm School of Music, having studied conducting and singing.
Graduated from the singing faculty of the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music.

Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers since 2002.
Has taken part in master classes given by Elena Obraztsova, Ileana Cotrubas and Dennis O‘Neal.

At the Mariinsky Theatre she has performed as
the Contessa di Folleville (Il viaggio a Reims);
Frasquita (Carmen)
and Naiad (Ariadne auf Naxos).

At the Hermitage Theatre in St Petersburg she has performed the roles of Armida in Sarti?s Armida e Rinaldo and Eleonora in a production of Bortnyansky?s Le fils-rival.

Has toured with the Mariinsky Opera Company to Finland, where she performed Mozart?s Requiem. In Utrecht (the Netherlands) she took part in a production Paisiello?s Sham Philosophers.

Prize-winner at the Anneliese Rothenberger Festival of Young Voices, held on the island of Mainau (Germany, 2005).

Mariinsky Theatre:
1 Theatre Square
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky-2 (New Theatre):
34 Dekabristov Street
St. Petersburg
Mariinsky Concert Hall:
20 Pisareva street
St. Petersburg