Elena Semenova


Born in Magnitogorsk. Graduated with honors from the Moscow State Conservatory named after P.I. Tchaikovsky in 2000 (vocal department under the guidance of Professor I. Maslennikova, later completed her assistantship-internship with her as well).

From 2000 to 2005, she participated multiple times in All-Russian and International Vocal Competitions, where she won such awards as the first prize at the E.V. Obraztsova Chamber Art Competition, Grand Prix at the All-Russian Bella Voce Competition, first prize at the Sobinov Festival in Saratov, the title of Laureate at the International Competition in the city of Parnu (Estonia), and the Belvedere Competition in Vienna (Austria).

Since 2000, Elena has been a soloist of the Helikon-Opera. Her opera repertoire includes over 25 complex vocal and acting roles. Her versatile acting skills shine through in such characters as Tatiana (“Eugene Onegin” by P. Tchaikovsky), Marfa (“The Tsar's Bride” by N. Rimsky-Korsakov), Micaela (“Carmen” by G. Bizet), Antonia (“Les contes d'Hoffmann” by J. Offenbach), Mariana (“Das Liebesverbot” by R. Wagner), Blanche (“Dialogues des Carmélites” by F. Poulenc), Violetta (“La Traviata” by G. Verdi), Rosalinde (“Die Fledermaus” by J. Strauss), Musetta (“La bohème” by G. Puccini), Elena (“La belle Hélène” by J. Offenbach), Lucy (“The Telephone” by G. Menotti), Serpina (“La Serva-Padrona” by G. Pergolesi), Dorinda (“Orlando” by G. Handel).

As part of the Helikon-Opera troupe, she has toured in St. Petersburg, Khabarovsk, Surgut, Khanty-Mansiysk, and other cities in Russia, as well as in foreign countries including Germany, France, Canada, Italy, and China.

The skill and talent of Elena Semenova have been recognized by professional critics and in her performances on the stages of famous opera theatres around the world, such as Paris, Toronto, Berlin, Amsterdam, and others, where she captivated the audience with her excellent portrayal of characters like Natasha Rostova (“War and Peace” by S. Prokofiev), Lisa (“The Queen of Spades” by P.I. Tchaikovsky), the Nightingale and Kitchen Boy (“The Nightingale” by I.F. Stravinsky), Blanche (“Dialogues des Carmélites” by F. Poulenc), and many others.

Elena Semenova has collaborated with prominent conductors such as V. Ponkin, S. Stadler, E. Brazhnik, N. Muus, K. Chudovskiy, Kazushi Ono, J. Debussy, and D. Oren, who have praised her qualities as both a singer and an actress.

Elena Semenova's numerous concert performances are highly acclaimed by the audience. Alongside vocal-instrumental compositions of large forms (“Requiem” by W.A. Mozart), her repertoire includes vocal cycles by M. Ippolitov-Ivanov, B. Britten, romances by P. Tchaikovsky, N. Rimsky-Korsakov, S. Rachmaninoff, chamber vocal compositions, arias, and scenes from works by Russian and foreign composers.

In 2010, Elena was honored with the Gratitude of the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation for her significant personal contribution to the development and popularization of Russian musical and theatrical art, as well as for strengthening international cultural cooperation.



1. N. Rimsky-Korsakov "The Tsar's Bride" - Marfa
2. N. Rimsky-Korsakov "Kashchey the Immortal" - Tsarevna
3. N. Rimsky-Korsakov "Sadko" - Volkhova
4. P. Tchaikovsky "Eugene Onegin" - Tatiana
5. D. Tukhmanov "Tsarina" - Princess Ekaterina
6. A. Grétry "Peter the Great" - Ekaterina
7. J. S. Bach " Kaffeekantate " - Lisetta
8. J. S. Bach " Bauern-Kantate " - Miki
9. W. A. Mozart "La clemenza di Tito" - Servilia
10. W. A. Mozart " Le nozze di Figaro " - Countess
11. G. Verdi "La traviata" - Violetta
12. G. Ferdi "Falstaff" - Alice Ford
13. G. Bizet "Carmen" - Micaela
14. J. Offenbach "Les contes d'Hoffmann" - Antonia
15. J. Strauss "Die Fledermaus" - Adele
16. J. Strauss "Die Fledermaus" - Rosalinde
17. A. Dvorak "Rusalka" - Rusalka
18. F. Poulenc "Dialogues des Carmélites" - Blanche
19. R. Wagner "Das Liebesverbot" - Mariana
20. J. F. Lamp "Pyramus and Thisbe" - Thisbe
21. I. Stravinsky "The Nightingale" - Kitchen Boy
22. W. A. Mozart "Die Zauberflöte" - Papagena
23. G. F. Handel "Orlando, Orlando" - Dorinda
24. "Hin und Zurück" performance - Elena
25. G. Menotti "The Telephone" - Lucy
26. J. Offenbach "La belle Hélène" - Elena

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