Elena Prokina

Opéra Singer

Elena Prokina

Opéra Singer

Née à Odessa et éduquée à Saint-Petersbourg, la soprano a étudié l'art dramatique au conservatoire, le genre de détail qui fait souvent la différence sur une scène.”

Elena Prokina as Floria Tosca in Las Palmas

BBC Proms 2001
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Elena Prokina and Paul Daniel with RSNO at Royal Albert Hall

Елена Прокина - прославленнаяоперная звезда, с  успехом выступающая по всему миру, как в ролях русского репертуара, так и повсеместно признанная в итальянском и французском репертуаре (Верди, Пуччини, Гуно, Пуленк, и т.д.). География её выступлений впечатляет: за небольшое пока ещё время своей международной карьеры Елена Прокина дважды была участницей Эдинбургского фестиваля и фестиваля Бриттена в Олдборо (Англия); выступала в театрах Колон (Буэнос-Айрес), Ковент-Гарден (Лондон), Сан-Карло (Лиссабон), Монте-Карло, Лос Анжелес, Сидней, Сан-Франциско, Ла Скала и многих других. В опере Елена работала с такими режиссёрами, как Грэм Викк, Джон Кокс, Гарри Купфер, Тревор Нанн, сэр Питер Холл и Темур Чхеидзе; в оперной и концертной деятельности она сотрудничала со многими дирижерами, среди них - Клаудио Аббадо, Владимир Ашкенази, Валерий Гергиев, сэр Эдвард Даунс, Эндрю Дэвис, Лоуренс Фостер, Риккардо Мути, Доналд Ранникалс, Владимир Федосеев, Джеймс Конлон, Михаил Плетнёв, Мстислав Ростропович, Геннадий Рождественский, Нелло Санти, Юрий Темирканов, Бернард Хайтинк и Марис Янсонс.

Kirill Shevchenko, Matislav Rostropovich, Elena Prokina before 14-th Symphony by Shostakovich at Barbican Hall in London, 1993

With Maesro Nello Santi after the Premiere of ‘ I due Foscari’ in Zurich Opera House

With Maestro Claudio Abbaldo after the Premiere of ‘ Simon Boccanegra ‘ in Berlin Philharmonic

With Maestro Seiji Ozawa in Matsumoto Music Festival( Jenufa)

With Maestro Vladimir Fedoseev after the Premiere of ‘ Kitezh’ by Rimsky-Korsakov at Bergenz Opera Festival, 1995

Elena  Prokina

Elena Prokina is one of the outstanding singers of her generation, as successful throughout the world in Russian repertoire as she is in Italian, French roles in Verdi, Puccini, Gounod, Poulenc and others.

The geography of her travels is impressive: hardly had her international career taken off before she had already been twice to the Edinburgh Festival and the Britten Festival in Aldeburgh (United Kindom), and sung at the Colon (Buenos Aires), Covent Garden (London), San Carlo (Lisbon), Monte Carlo, La Scala in Milan, San Fransisco, Sydney and Los Angeles. While still a graduate student, Elena was invited to join Kirov-Mariinski Theatre in Sankt Petersburg, where she had her debut in many leading roles: Marguerite in Faust, Desdemona in Othello, Violetta in La Traviata, Pauline in The Gambler, Tatiana in Eugeny Oneghin, Natasha Rostova in ‘War and Peace’.

Elena won first prize in Maria Caniglia international vocal competition(Sulmona, Italy).

She received Evening Standard Award in a section of Outstanding Opera Performance for the interpretation of the title role of Katya Kabanova in Covent Garden.  

She was nominated with Grammy for the role of Natasha Rostova in ‘War in Peace’ by Prokofiev recorded by Philips.

Elena Prokina’s triumph in the role of Tatiana in “Eugeny Onegin’ in Glyndebourne(1996) led to avalanche of invitation from Opera Houses from over the world so much that the part became for a while a kind of her trademark of her success: Amsterdam, San Francisco, Berlin, Sydney , Saint Louis(USA), Tel Aviv and others. For her American debut she received the role of Donna Anna in Los Angeles conducted by Lawrence Foster. Her performance was immediately followed up by invitation to return the next year in a role of Lina in Stiffelio by Verdi with a partnership of Placido Domingo.

Long lasting collaboration with Zurich Opera brought to her repertoire such parts as Amelia Grimaldi in Simon Boccanegra, Tosca,  Lucrezia Contarini in I due Foscari, Giselda in Lombardi with a leadership and guidance of great italian conductor Nello Santi. She have sung on this stage Faust’s Margarete and Desdemona. and Elisabetta in Don Carlo.

To the Netherlands Opera period refer such parts as Tatiana, Desdemona, Jenufa, Iolanta. Elena Prokina performed in Sydney with parts as Tatiana, Amelia, Butterfly and Desdemona.

Elena Prokina took part in an Art program of Olympic games of 2000 in Sydney. Elena has been a performer for various charity’s programs and  in UNESCO recital at Luxembourg Conservatoire. 

Elena Prokina has a fruitful cooperation during many years with the National Chamber Orchestra ( Les Musiciens) in Luxembourg, in various baroque programs performed in Luxembourg, and abroad - in Germany( Mosel Festival),  as well as in Belgium, and France.

During her international career engagements Elena Prokina had solo concerts in London, Antwerp, Barcelona, Luxembourg, Ghent, Aldeburgh, Wien, Porto, Edinburgh, Las Palmas and concerts in Rotterdam, Bavarian Opera, in Leipzig Gewandhaus, in Berlin Philharmony,in Salle Pleyel in Paris, St. Peters Basilica, in Albert Royal Hall, Barbican Hall, Royal Festival Hall in London, in Köln Philharmony , in Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, in Lincoln Center in New York and in other places. Among her professional partners were Jury Temirkanov, Maris Jansons, Eugeny Svetlanov, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Mstislav Rosrtropovich, Claudio Abaddo, Riccardo Muti, Nello Santi, Bernard Haitink, Edo de Waard Frubeck de Burgos, Seiji Ozawa, Placido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, Juan Ponds, Vicenzo La Scola, Jose Cura, Renato Bruson, Harry Kupfer,  Sie Trevor Nunn, Sir Peter Hall and many and many other brilliant artists.



Sir Trevor Nann and Elena Prokina at Glyndebourne Opera Festival, 1994

Nello Santi, Elena Prokina and Gilbert Déflorer celebrate their Premiere of ‘ Tosca’ in Zurich Opera , 1999

Elena Prokina with Marco 🖼 uro Morelli during his production of Simon Boccanegra in Zurich Opera

With Sir Peter Ustinov after the show of ‘ Eugenie Onjegin’ at Sydney Opera House, 1997

During rehearsals of ‘ Kitezh” at Bergen’s Festival with Harry Kupfer