“Gelena Gaskarovais a suitably winsome Tatiana, making the transition from bookish country mouse to sophisticated princess.”
Michael Johnson for Concerto.net
“Gelena Gaskarova, a soloist at the Mariinsky Theatre, portrayed a lovely and affecting Mariya. Her soprano, bright with a rich mid-range … sounded ideal for the role of the young girl.”
Nicholas Nguyen for Bachtrack.com
Final scene of the Mariinsky Theater’s production of Eugene Onegin.
She has been a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers since 2001 and has been guest
soloist with the Latvian National Opera (Riga) and the Mikhailovsky Theatre.
In 2009 she made her debut as Tatiana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, where she also performed the title role in the opera Iolanta in 2010. The same year, she performed the role of Tatiana at the Salle Pleyel.
In 2013 she performed the title role in the opera Iolanta at the Opéra-Théatre de Metz Métropole, as well as the role of Tatiana (Eugene Onegin) at the Savonlinna Festival.
At the Mariinsky Theatre in 2014 she performed the role of Tatiana in a new production of Eugene Onegin conducted by Valery Gergiev. Her repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre also includes Mimi in La bohème, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Micaëla in Carmen, and the title role in Dvorak’s Rusalka.
Other roles include Musetta in La bohème, Violetta in La traviata and Marguerite in Gounod’s Faust.
Ms. Gaskarova has been a prize-winner at numerous vocal competitions including the VII International Moniuszko Vocal Competition (Warsaw, 2010), the II Rachmaninoff Open Regional Competition and Festival (St Petersburg, 2001), the International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition (St Petersburg, 2004 and 2008) and the International Lisitsian Competition (Vladikavkaz, 2004)
Together with Larisa Gergieva she has appeared in concerts in Vienna, Florence, Venice, Rome and Paris.