Elina Nechayeva

(coloratura soprano)

Elina Nechayeva finished Tallinn French School (2011) and studied in Tallinn for her Bachelor’s degree in music (2011–14) and in 2016 completed her Master’s degree at the Estonian Music and Theatre Academy. In 2021–2022, she studied in the Lugano Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana Lied and opera singing with Angela Gheorghiu. In 2015 the coloratura soprano made her debut in the performance of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre’s performance at the Estonian National Opera as Giannetta in Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore”. 

Elina has enjoyed success in a number of competitions in Estonia, winning first and second prizes. In 2017 Elina got to the finals of Neue Stimmen international music competition in Germany from among 1500 participants. The same year Elina was hosting semi-finals of “Eesti Laul” and in 2018 took part as a contestant and got the first place. Elina was representing Estonia at Eurovision Song Contest in 2018 with the song “La Forza” and got the 8th place. She is also one of the lyricists of the song.

Giannetta (Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore”)
Juliette Vermont (Lehár’s “The Count of Luxembourg”)
Fire’s Shadow/Princess’ Shadow/The Nightingale (Ravel’s “L’enfant et les sortileges”)
Eurydike (Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld”)

In 2015–2017, Elina was playing in Estonian Drama Theatre as a guest artist in “Map and Territory” and in 2020–2022 in Russian Theatre in Loewe’s “My Fair Lady” as Eliza Doolittle. The singer also appears regularly as a soloist in concerts. Her repertoire includes works by Mozart, Rossini, Mendelssohn, Strauss, Fauré, Tchaikovsky and many more.