In my opinion, Lena Belkina is the ideal bel canto singer, which also gives her the ideal technique for works by George Frideric Handel. She has a beautiful, dark, feminine voice – mysterious and sensuous – which Rossini, Donizetti and Handel would have adored!
Her international breakthrough came with the film version of Rossini’s La Cenerentola, in which Lena Belkina caused a great stir as Angelina. In February, she will sing the role of the scheming widowed queen Gismonda in Handel’s Ottone at the Handel Festival at the State Theatre of Baden in Karlsruhe – coloratura fireworks guaranteed! Anyone keen on coloratura fireworks should head for the new production of Handel’s Ottone at the Handel Festival in Karlsruhe!
And if you’ll permit me one last remark: we are delighted that we now represent Lena Belkina worldwide.”
17, 19, 26 February & 1, 3 March 2023
State Theatre of Baden Karlsruhe