CURRICULUM VITAE BRIEF
Elena Rubin was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
In 1978 joined the Maly (Mikhailovsky) Opera Company.
In 1979 she graduated from the class of choir conducting from Leningrad musical college.
In 1984 ElenaRubin graduated the vocal department of Saintt-Petersburg Conservatory.
In 1985 - 1986 she took the master-classes of great Russian mezzo Irina Агсhipovа.
In 1986 Elena Rubin won the second prize and special prize ‘For the best performing of the music by Spanish composers’ at the "F.Vinas Intemational competition" in Spain.
In the 1995/2011 season Ms. Rubin was acclaimed bу the theatre and musical critics as the best opera singer for the parties of Countess in the "Queen of Spades" bу Tchaikovsky and Madam Flora in the Menotti's "Medium" and Amneris in “Aida” and Ulrica in “Masked Ball” by Verdi and many others.
Elena Rubin has an unique experience as the chamber singer and the soloist for the big oratorical pieces. She successfully toured in many countries, which includes Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Japan, and France etc. She performed under direction of such great musicians as Valeri Gergiev, Pavel Kogan, Gennadi Rozdestvensky, Semeon Bychkov etc.
Since 2003 she has been an associate professor of the St Petersburg State Theatre Academy, since 2008 she has been deputy Chairman of the St Petersburg branch of the Union of Concert Artists of Russia. The singer holds vocal master classes at the Boston and Oviedo Conservatories.
Her repertory includes:
— Clytemnestra (Iphigenia)
— Stepmother, Hanna (May Night)
— Zita (Gianni Schicchi)
— Gianetta (Les cloches de Corneville)
— Stepmother, Death (Blood Wedding)
— Key-keeper (Man of La Mancha)
— Lel (The Snow Maiden)
— Amneris (Aida)
— Ulrica (Masked Ball)
— Quikly (Falsataff)
— Eboli (Don Carlo-Don Carlos)
— Maddalena, Giovanna (Rigoletto)
— Larina (Eugene Onegin)
— Suzuki (Cio-Cio San)
— Elizabeth (Mary Stewart)
— Devil Girl (The Tale of the Priest and of his Workman Balda)
— Countess, Polina, Milovzor (The Queen of Spades)
— Martha (Iolanthe)
— Lyubasha, Petrovna (The Tsar’s Bride)
— Weaver (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
— Flora (La traviata)
— Martha (Faust)
— Bertha (Il barbiere di Siviglia)