Elena Zhidkova(Mezzo-Soprano)

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.

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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 (“Der Rosenkavalier”), Fricka (“Der 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 the best singing actress in Russia. She was invited to sing the same part under Seiji Ozawa at the Saito Kinen Festival (also published on CD). Her appearance as Fricka (“Der 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, as Ortrud in "Parsifal” at the Bayreuth Festival and sang Marie (“Wozzeck”) with the BBC Orchestra under Donald Runnicles and in a new production at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. As Kundry (“Parsifal”) she appeared in Lyon, Mannheim and Düsseldorf. She has sung La Principessa di Bouillon (“Adriana Lecouvreur”), The Foreign Princess (“Rusalka”), Eboli (“Don Carlo”) and Kundry (“Parsifal”) at the Wiener Staatsoper, Charlotte (“Werther”) under Michel Plasson, as well her debut as Ortrud (“Lohengrin”).
She enjoyed great success as Didon in Berlioz’ “Les Troyens”, as Amneris in "Aida” and Eboli (“Don Carlo”) at the Hamburgische Staatsoper and as Santuzza in “Cavalleria Rusticana” at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Opéra Bastille Paris.
Forthcoming projects include Eboli in Wien, La Coruna and at the Bolshoi, Judith in “Duke Bluebeard’s Castle” in Dresden, the title role in a new production of “Rusalka” in Amsterdam and Brangäne in Tokyo. She will sing Verdi´s Requiem in Bamberg and Zagreb as well in the season 2019/2020.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Main Hall

Tokyo-HARUSAI Wagner Series vol.12
"Parsifal"(Concert Style/With Subtitles)

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