There are always new Russian sopranos who display good quality, coming up to the international scene. This time, apparently there is a very promising one, Elena Stikhina, who reportedly was great in the Prom 69 doing the letter scene from Eugene Onegin, has been Brünhilde and Salome already, and is about to take on Norma.



This glowing review on Opera Today made me curious:

http://www.operatoday.com/content/20...69_elena_s.php

I was able to locate this YouTube of a fully staged performance of the letter scene by her:



Sounds good. And for a change (hehe) as far as Russian sopranos are concerned, she is also pretty.

This video clip has a lot of compelling pictures and more of her voice, displayed: