• Honoured Artist of Russia
• Diploma-recipient at the Viotti International Opera Singers' Competition (Vercelli, Italy, 1976)
Elena Matusovskaya graduated from the Leningrad Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of Nathan Perelman). From 1957 she was employed by the Maly Theatre of Opera and Ballet (today the Mikhailovsky Theatre), and since 1989 she has been with the Mariinsky Theatre.
Has taken part in the preparation of many Mariinsky Theatre productions, among them Le nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Boris Godunov, Jenůfa, La bohème and The Maid of Pskov. Has worked with singers including Yuri Marusin, Marianna Tarasova, Marina Shaguch, Zlata Bulycheva, Lyubov Sokolova, Yevgeny Akimov and Anna Netrebko. In recent years, she has increasingly collaborated fruitfully with young opera soloists such as Irina Mataeva, Sergei Skorokhodov, Vladislav Sulimsky, Zhanna Dombrovskaya and Mikhail Petrenko among others. In 2007 with Anna Netrebko, she recorded the CD Souvenirs with Deutsche Grammophon.
Elena Matusovskaya frequently performs in concert, partnering many opera soloists. She also performs at the annual charitable concerts Masters of the Arts to Veterans of the Stage run by the Teatral society of theatre lovers. In 2003, Teatral awarded her the Audience Favourite prize, and in 2005 the Ministry of Culture expressed its gratitude for her many years hard work and huge contribution to the development of Russian culture.