"Lena Belkina is a rare singer, a true artist of bel canto, treasuring the perfection of the vocal line."
Ukrainian mezzo-soprano Lena Belkina studied at the R. Glier Kyiv Institute of Music and at the National Music Academy of Ukraine, before completing her vocal studies with distinction at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ Leipzig under the guidance of Prof. Roland Schubert.
After winning the first prize at the international Borys Hmyria International Singers’ Competition, she started her career as an ensemble member of the Leipzig Opera and the Vienna State Opera.
Her international breakthrough came as Angelina in a production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola directed by Carlo Verdone and under the baton of Gianluigi Gelmetti, which was broadcast live by Radiotelevisione Italiana. The subsequent film version produced by Andrea Andermann / Rada Film was streamed worldwide on various television channels and awarded Italy’s leading television prize, the Prix Italia. In addition, Lena made her debut at the prestigious Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro as Arsace in a production of Aureliano in Palmira directed by Mario Martone, successively released on DVD by Arthaus.
Since then, Lena Belkina has been a regular guest on international stages.
After her debut at the Kyiv National Opera in 2016 as Angelina, Lena further appeared as Adalgisa in Bellini's Norma and in the title role of Bizet's Carmen, which she first sang at the Bregenz Festival.
Lena Belkina is also a welcome guest on the concert stage and has appeared as a soloist at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Beethovenhalle in Bonn and the Herkulessaal in Munich, among others.
At the Charity Concert for Ukraine promoted by the Vienna Musikverein in March 2022, she touched the audience with songs by the Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov.