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Manistina Elena, mezzo-soprano
was born in Russia. Her repertoire includes Marfa in Khovanshchina (Mussorgsky), Ratmir in Ruslan and Ludmila (Glinka), Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera, Preziosilla in La froza del destino (Verdi), Marina in Boris Godunov (Mussorgsky), Lyubasha in The Tsar's Bride (Rimsky-Korsakov), Spring in The Snow Maiden (Rimsky-Korsakov), The Countess and Palina in Pique Dame (Tchaikovsky), Azucena in Il trovatore (Verdi), Amneris in Aida (Verdi), Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni) and many others. She performed also in Paris, Washington, Bordeaux, Berlin, Royal Opera House Covent Garden and many others. This is her Israeli Opera debut.