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Elena Vitman

Mezzo-soprano

Elena Vitman graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire and an assistantship at the St Petersburg Conservatoire (class of Professor Irina Bogacheva). Elena Vitman has been a soloist at the Mariinsky Theatre since 1996, making her debut as Lyubava (Sadko). She is a Prize-winner at the International Nikolai Pechkovsky Competition (St Petersburg, 1994) and a Prize-winner at the International Vocalists’ Competition in Wrocław (Poland, 1992)

Elena Vitman’s repertoire includes the roles of the Lyubov (Mazepa), Polina, the Countess (The Queen of Spades), Marya Bolkonskaya (War and Peace), The Princess (Suor Angelica), Suzuki (Madama Butterfly), Grimgerde, Waltraute (Die Walküre), Erda (Das Rheingold and Siegfried), First Norn (Götterdämmerung), Clytemnestra (Elektra), Azucena (Il trovatore), Amneris (Aida), Eboli (Don Carlo), Ulrica (Un ballo in maschera) etc., as well as the mezzo-soprano roles in Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky cantata, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Verdi’s Requiem.

Together with the Mariinsky Opera Company, Elena Vitman has toured to Great Britain (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Barbican Centre in London and the Cardiff Festival), Spain (Teatro Real, Madrid), Germany (Baden-Baden), Israel, Japan and the USA (the Kennedy Center in Washington). The singer frequently performs programmes of chamber music in St Petersburg and in towns throughout Germany.

 

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