OREANDA-NEWS On October 17, the famous world opera star Elena Stikhina will perform for the first time in the Zaryadye Great Hall as part of the concert. The concert will be attended by the State Orchestra of Russia named after E.F. Svetlanov under the direction of Alexander Solovyov. The program of the concert includes compositions by Mahler and Strauss.

When Elena Stikhina, the soloist of the Mariinsky Theater, sang at the International Salzburg Festival in 2019, brilliantly performing the main part in the opera "Medea" by Cherubini, Deutschlandfunk wrote about her:"An absolute hurricane, bravo to Elena Stikhina!", calling the singer a real sensation.

In Zaryadye, Elena will present a program of compositions by Mahler and Strauss. The singer's first significant success on stage is associated with the music of Strauss. In 2017, the artist made her debut at the Mariinsky Theater in the title role in the premiere of the play Salome. But it is necessary to posess endurance, strength and stability of the voice for this extremely difficult party; and Stikhina possessed all of these properties, as Vedomosti wrote that year. In the same year, after her successful debut, Stikhina became a soloist of the Mariinsky Theater.

Elena has also participated in international competitions, performed at the most brilliant opera houses of the world: at the Parisian National Opera, the State Opera Unter den Linden and the German Opera in Berlin, at the Bavarian State Opera, at the Bolshoi Theater in Geneva, at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.