«…Ukrainian mezzo Lena Belkina is
a superb singer-performer…»
- Richard Osborne, Gramophone

«…Voice that flowed like dark silk…»
- Rebecca Schmid, Classical Voice America

«...On the top there is the Ukrainian mezzo-soprano Lena Belkina, a young singer presents classy creative power…» Ulrich Bumann, General-Anzeiger Bonn

«...Dark and velvety. She can sing coloraturas in a breathtaking tempo, and she is particularly expressive in filling in the dramatic and lyric moments. A treat for the eyes and the ears…» Eva Schramm, NDR Kultur

«… What a refreshingly emotional singer! A thoroughbred singer. It’s undoubtedly predictable, that the mezzo-soprano will make a career with her pliable, blazing voice…» Michael Blümke, RONDO

«...Lena Belkina presents an exceptionally individual timbre, tinged with an unmistakable Slavonic darkness. It’s exiting to hear such fire and thrust in the upper register (well integrated into the rest of instrument), as well as a musicality that enlivens each characterization.» Roger Pines, Opera UK

«...Lena Belkina created a Carmen which is completely her own… Is a rare singer, a true artist of bel canto, treasuring the perfection of the vocal line. Carmen turns out to be a miraculous fit for this gentle, delicate and deep voice. The singer aces the role in term of language and accent, voicing the widest range of feelings, from a genuine love interest to subtle irony...» Irina Sorokina, musicseasons.org

«Lena would have fascinated Rossini! Lena Belkina, mezzo-soprano: one of those beautiful dark feminine voices, mysterious and sensual, Rossini – for our luck - used to be charmed by...» Sandro Cappelletto, La Stampa