Elena Zhidkova

Vita

Mezzo soprano Elena Zhidkova made her professional debut at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. She appeared at the Bayreuth Festival. Claudio Abbado invited her for the concert version of Parsifal, for Schumann’s Faustszenen and for his farewell concert at the Berlin Philharmonic where she appeared again in Händel’s Jephta under the baton of Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

At the Teatro Real in Madrid she debuted as Waltraute (Götterdämmerung) and as Brangäne in Tristan und Isolde. A highly sought after guest performer in Tokyo as well she could be heard at the New National Theatre Tokyo among others as Octavian (Rosenkavalier), Fricka (Ring des Nibelungen) and Brangäne (Tristan und Isolde). She debuted very successfully as Judith in Bartok’s Duke Bluebeard’s Castle at the Teatro alla Scala, a role she has also created at the Barbican Hall London with the London Symphony Orchestra under Valéry Gergiev (published on CD). 

Her interpretation of Judith (Duke Bluebeard’s Castle) at the Mariinsky Theatre gained her the „Golden Mask“ award as best singing actress in Russia. She was invited to sing the same part under Seiji Ozawas at the Saito Kinen Festival (also published on CD). Her appearance as Fricka (Ring des Nibelungen) could be witnessed at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and in the new production of the tetralogy at the Grand Théâtre de Genève.

She could be seen as Venus in Tannhäuser at the Semperoper Dresden and sang Marie (Wozzeck) with the BBC Orchestra under Donald Runnicles. As Kundry (Parsifal) she appeared in Lyon, Mannheim and Düsseldorf. Successful performances include furthermore La Principessa di Bouillon (Adriana Lecouvreur), The Foreign Princess (Rusalka) and Eboli (Don Carlo) at the Wiener Staatsoper, Charlotte (Werther) under Michel Plasson, as well as her debut as Ortrud (Lohengrin).

She enjoyed great success as Didon in Berlioz’ Les Troyens and as Amneris in Aida at the Hamburgische Staatsoper and as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Opéra Bastille Paris.

2018-11-14

Repertoire
Bartok HERZOG BLAUBARTS BURG Judith
Bellini BEATRICE DI TENDA Agnese del Maino
Berg WOZZECK Marie
Berlioz LE TROYENS Didon
Bizet CARMEN Carmen
Cilea ADRIANA LECOUVREUR La Principessa di Bouillon
Donizetti LA FAVORITA Leonora di Gusman
Mascagni CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA Santuzza
Massenet WERTHER Charlotte
Mussorgsky BORIS GODUNOW Marina Mnischek
Strauss ARIADNE AUF NAXOS Der Komponist
Strauss DER ROSENKAVALIER Octavian
Verdi DON CARLO Eboli
  UN GIORNO DI REGNO Giulietta di Kelbar
Wagner DAS RHEINGOLD Fricka
  DIE WALKÜRE Fricka
  GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG Waltraute
  LOHENGRIN Ortrud
  PARSIFAL Kundry
  RIENZI Adriano
  TANNHÄUSER Venus
  TRISTAN UND ISOLDE Brangäne
Dates (This information is supplied without liability!)

2018
December
06 Béla Bartók: BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, Judith Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
07 Béla Bartók: BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, Judith Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
08 Béla Bartók: BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, Judith Brüssel, Palais des Beaux-Arts
2019
March
05 Gustav Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 3 d-Moll Lissabon, Edifício Sede – Grande Auditório
06 Gustav Mahler: Rückert-Lieder Lissabon, Edifício Sede – Grande Auditório
07
Gustav Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 3 d-Moll San Sebastián, Kursaal Auditorium
09
Gustav Mahler: Rückert-Lieder Pamplona, Sala Principal
10
Gustav Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 3 d-Moll Oviedo, Auditorio Príncipe Felipe
12
Gustav Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 3 d-Moll Madrid, Auditorio Nacional de Música
13
Gustav Mahler: Rückert-Lieder Madrid, Auditorio Nacional de Música
14
Gustav Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 3 d-Moll Barcelona, Palau de la Música Catalana
16
Gustav Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 3 d-Moll Wien, Musikverein
April
18
Richard Wagner: PARSIFAL, Kundry Wien, Staatsoper
21
Richard Wagner: PARSIFAL, Kundry Wien, Staatsoper
24
Richard Wagner: PARSIFAL, Kundry Wien, Staatsoper
May
26
Giuseppe Verdi: DON CARLOS, Eboli Hamburg, Staatsoper
30
Giuseppe Verdi: DON CARLOS, Eboli Hamburg, Staatsoper
June
02
Giuseppe Verdi: DON CARLOS, Eboli Hamburg, Staatsoper
09
Giuseppe Verdi: DON CARLOS, Eboli Hamburg, Staatsoper