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Elena Novak

Mezzo soprano

Born in Moscow. In 1994, she completed her studies at the Gnesin Music College (L.I. Tkacheva’s class); in 1999, she graduated from the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music (Prof. Z.A. Dolukhanova’s class). In 1999, she joined the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company as soloist.


Dunyasha (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride)
Fyodor (Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov)
Perfilyevna (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Maid of Pskov)
Olga (Eugene Onegin)
Lehl (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden)
Laura (Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta)
Princess Linetta (Prokofiev’s The Love for Three Oranges)
Governess (The Queen of Spades)
Mother Goose (Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress)
Mary (Der Fliegende Hollander)
Mrs. Meg Page (Falstaff)
Mother Superior (Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel)
Suzuki (Madama Butterfly)
Female street vendor (Desyatnikov’s The Children Of Rosenthal)
Third Lady (Die Zauberflote)
Princess Maria (Prokofiev’s War and Peace)
Fenena (Nabucco)
Page (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and of the Maiden Fevronia)


She tours abroad. She participated in the International Festival of Church Music in Madrid (2000). She sang the part of Goneril in Tashio Hosokawa’s opera, Vision of Lear, (producer Tadashi Suzuki), as part of the 3rd All-World Theatre Olympiad in Moscow (2001). In the same year, she appeared at the D. Mikhailov International Opera Festival in Cheboksary. She took part in the Vladimir Spivakov Music Festival (Shostakovich’s Jewish Songs vocal cycle, 2000; Mozart’s Coronation Mass, 2001; Vivaldi’s Gloria, 2002). In 2003, she participated in a production of Cavalleria rusticana in Morocco (2003). In 2004, she took part in a performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, at the Moscow International House of Music with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia (conductor James Conlon).


Eugene Onegin — Olga, conductor M. Ermler, TDK, 2005 (video).

(c) Photo by Larisa Pedenchuk

(c) Text by Bolshoi Theatre

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