Soprano• Prize-winner at the Rakhmaninov open Region competinion-festival (St Petersburg)
• Prize-winner at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singerst` Competition (St Petersburg, 2004, 2008).
• Prize-winner at the International Lisitsian Competition (Vladikavkaz, 2004)
Gelena Gaskarova was born in St Petersburg. In 1996 she graduated from the music school in piano studies. In 2003 she graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov music college and in 2008 from the St Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatoire in solo singing. Since 2001 she has been a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers. In 2005 she performed the role of Maria in Bernsteint`s West Side Story. In 2008 she took part in Puccinit`s Gianni Schicchi (Lauretta) and Mozartt`s Die Zauberflote (1st Dame).
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Giannetta (Lt`elisir dt`amore in concert)
Countess Ceprano and page (Rigoletto)
Annina (La traviata)
Kate Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly)
Suor Osmina (Suor Angelica)
Her repertoire also includes:
Spirit (Purcellt`s Dido and Aeneas), Musetta (La boheme), Violetta (La traviata), Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Lidochka (Shostakovicht`s Moskva-Cheremushki).