Elena Zolova



Grand prize at the Independent International Competition for Opera Singers (Moscow, Russia, 2009)
Second prize and special mention for the best performance of a piece by a contemporary composer at the 2nd Boris Shtokolov International Vocal Competition (St Petersburg, Russia, 2009)
Finalist of the Competition for the Best Performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot (Verona, Italy, 2009)
Certificate of participation at the 9th Imrich Godin International Vocal Competition IUVENTUS CANTI (Vráble, Slovakia, 2007)
Certificate of participation at the International Festival Contest "Hope, Talent, Masters" (Albena, Bulgaria, 2006)
Certificate of participation at the International Voice Competition (Vilnius, Lithuania, 2005)

Elena Zolova graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Music in 2008 where she had studied under the People’s Artist of Belarus, Associate Professor Irina Shikunova. In 2009, she received a master’s degree from the Academy where she had trained under the supervision of the Honoured Artist of the Republic of Belarus, Professor Viktor Skorobogatov.

She participated in masterclasses in baroque music given by Francis Hammer (Austria, 2005), in opera dramaturgy given by Dragomir Nenov (Bulgaria, 2006) and in vocal given by Alexandrina Milcheva (Bulgaria, 2006).

She joined the opera company of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus in 2008.



Adina          L'elisir d'amore
Mimì            La bohème
Nadzeya Yanouskaya                  King Stakh’s Wild Hunt by Vladimir Soltan
Marguerite                        Faust
Solveig (vocal part)            Peer Gynt
Mrs. Cat                           The Cat's House by Pavel Valdgardt
Senta                               Der fliegende Holländer
Marfa                               The Tsar’s Bride
Violetta                             La traviata
Kasya                               Someone Else's Wealth Does Not Serve Anyone by Jan Dawid Holland
Corilla                              Viva la mamma!
Dzin                                 Magic Music by Mark Minkov
Barbarina, the Countess          The Marriage of Figaro
The title role                           Iolanta
The Second Lady                     Die Zauberflöte
Anna                                      Nabucco
Emma                                    Khovanshchina
Kupava                                  The Snow Maiden
The Priestess                          Aida
Tatiana                                  Eugene Onegin
Galatea                                 Metamorphoses (ballet to the music by Johann Sebastian Bach)
Iryna                                    The Grey Legend by Dmitry Smolsky
The Rabbit                             Winnie-the-Pooh by Olga Petrova
Eleonora                                Prima la musica e poi le parole


Elena Zolova regularly performs throughout Belarus and abroad – in Russia, Italy, China, Latvia, Bulgaria, etc. Her recent international appearances include, among others, Violetta in La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi in the Rostov State Musical Theatre, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the Latvian National Opera, Ksenia in Modest Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov at the 5th edition of the opera festival "Opera Without Borders" (Krasnodar, Russia, May 2022).

In October 2022, she performed the role of Nadzeya Yanouskaya in a guest performance of King Stakh’s Wild Hunt by the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus on the historic stage of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.