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Elena Maximova

  • Mezzo-Soprano

Biography

Elena Maximova carries on an intensive concert activity and enjoys collaboration with various notable Russian orchestras, including the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic of Russia, musical director V. Spivakov (participation in the Seven Gates of Jerusalem oratorio by K. Penderecki in December 2003), the Hermitage Chamber Orchestra and the St.Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, under Alexander Dmitriev’s direction.

Elena made her European debut in the production of Rigoletto (Maddalena) under the direction of Zubin Mehta at the Bayerische Staatsoper in 2005. In the following seasons she returned to the Bayerische Staatsoper to sing Suzuki, Carmen, Olga and Frederica (Luisa Miller). She has also performed at the Opéra National de Lyon (Eugene Onegin and The Queen of Spades), the Berlin Staatsoper (Carmen), the St Gallen Festival (Samson et Dalila), the Teatro Comunale in Florence (Carmen) and the Palau de les Arts in Valencia (Carmen).

On concert podium, she has performed the Verdi Requiem with Orchestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, conductor Lorin Maazel, in Palau de les Arts, Valencia, and with Montréal and Choeur Saint-Laurent Symphonic Orchestra under Kent Nagano’s direction at the Lanaudière Festival, Canada.

In upcoming seasons, she will sing Preziosilla in La forza del destino at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the title role of Carmen for her debuts at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Vienna Staatsoper.