Ekaterina Lekhina

Soprano 

Biography

Future engagements of dramatic coloratura Ekaterina Lekhina include among others Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos at Teatro Colon and Weird Syster in Macbeth Underworld by Pascal Dusapin at La Monnaie.

The big and very successful event was debut as Guinia, one of the most difficult roles, in Mozart´s Lucio Silla at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe summer 2018.

Ekaterina Lekhina is a GRAMMY Award Winner 2010 in a Best Opera Recording nomination. She has also made a CD recording of the opera ‘L’amour de loin’ by Kaija Saariaho (the role of Clemence) for Harmonia Mundi under the baton of Kent Nagano which won the prestigiuos ‘Diapason d’Or’ Prize in France. This CD won the Grammy Music Award 2010 as the best Opera recording. First-prize winner of Placido Domingo’s Operalia Competition (Paris, 2007) and a First-prize winner of “St. Petersburg” international competition of (St. Petersburg, 2005)

Opera engagements included among others Queen of the Night at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Berlin, Volksoper (Vienna), Grand Theater de Geneve, Bavarian Staatsoper (Munich), Frankfurt Oper, Israeli Opera (Tel Aviv); Amina in La Somnambula at summer festival in Knowlton (Canada), Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow); Diana in L’abore by Martin y Soler both at Teatro Real (Madrid), Teatro del Liceu (Barcelona); Olympia in “Les contes d’Hoffmann” at Covent Garden (London), Volksoper (Vienna), opera festival in Klosterneuburg, Austria, Israeli Opera (Tel Aviv); Gilda in Rigoletto at at Teatro Principal (Santiago de Chile), Opera de Monte Carlo; Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos at Teatro Principal (Santiago de Chile).

Concert performances include recital in Tokio, «Opera on Ice» in Arena di Verona, Tchaikovsky Festival in Montreal (Canada), Scandinavian tour with Andrea Bocelli (Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm), concerts during Festival of Russian Music in Luzern (Switzerland),  concerts in Russia (Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Samara, Tyumen, Chelyabinsk, Magnitogorsk, Barnaul), at Duomo Milan (with Cameristi della Scala), at Teatre Fortuny (Reus, Spain), Cape Town (South Africa).

Has worked with such conductors as Leopold Hager, Alfred Eschwe, David Stahl, Frederic Chaslin, Louis Langrée, Vladimir Jurowski, Harry Bicket, Jacques Lacombe, Ottavio Dantone, Еmmanuel Plasson, Thomas Roesner, Oleg Caetani,  Fabio Biondi, Julian Reynolds, Kent Nagano, Antonio Pappano, Marcello Rota among others.

Graduated the Academy of Choral Art in Moscow with Master Degree in opera singing (professor Svetlana Nesterenko).

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