COSTUMES  DESIGN

In addition to Elena's career as a classic singer, she designs and creates costumes for opera and theatrical productions. Elena was engaged and is re-invited to assist with projects in Costume Departments of Vancouver Opera and UBC Opera.  As a costume designer, Elena contributed to many Vancouver concerts and musical productions, such as "Cabaret Odessa" (musical); thematical concerts "Silver Era", "Opera, Salut!", "Nostalgia" by the Vancouver-based event agency Ad Libitum Entertainment.  Elena's current focus from the costume design perspective is Dolce & Belcanto show, in partnership with Melanie Krueger.

Elena received her formal training in Garment Design and Costume History in N. Novgorod, further advancing her skills while working at UBC Opera and Vancouver Opera Costume Depts. 

Among Elena's recent significant work as a costume creator are the following productions:
 

"Le Nozze di Figaro", UBC Opera

"Mansfield Park", UBC Opera

"Eine Nacht in Venedig", UBC Opera

"Eugene Onegin", UBC Opera

"Midsummer Night's Dream", UBC Opera

"La Cenerentola", UBC Opera
(with costumes previously designed for 
"Eine Nacht in Venedig")

Assistance with costumes design and alteration:

"Dead Man Walking", Vancouver Opera

"Le Nozze di Figaro", Vancouver Opera

Contributed to:

"Cabaret Odessa" musical, Vancouver Odessa Club

"Silver Era", "Opera, Salut!", "Nostalgia" concerts, Ad Libitum Ent.

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ELENA'S  CREATIONS

Vogue

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Magic Bird ("Magic Flute", W. Mozart) Photo credit: Mike Fotowerks Fashion Scene in Vancouver

Magic Bird ("Magic Flute", W. Mozart) Photo credit: Mike Fotowerks Fashion Scene in Vancouver

Magic Bird ("Magic Flute", W. Mozart) Photo credit: Mike Fotowerks Fashion Scene in Vancouver

Lakme (Lakme, Delibes) Photo credit: Mike Fotowerks Fashion Scene in Vancouver

Lakme (Lakme, Delibes) Photo credit: Mike Fotowerks Fashion Scene in Vancouver

Cornelia ("Giulio Cesare", F. Handel) VFW 2022 Spring/Summer Fabric of Opera Collection

Cornelia ("Giulio Cesare", F. Handel) VFW 2022 Spring/Summer Fabric of Opera Collection

Mother-Spring ("Snow-Maiden", N. Rimsky-Korsakov) VFW 2022 Spring/Summer Fabric of Opera Collection

Mother-Spring ("Snow-Maiden", N. Rimsky-Korsakov) VFW 2022 Spring/Summer Fabric of Opera Collection

Ninon ("Violet of Montmartre", E. Kalman) VFW 2022 Spring/Summer Fabric of Opera Collection

Ninon ("Violet of Montmartre", E. Kalman) VFW 2022 Spring/Summer Fabric of Opera Collection

Ninon ("Violet of Montmartre", E. Kalman) VFW 2022 Spring/Summer Fabric of Opera Collection

Dalila ("Samson et Dalila", C. Saint-Saëns) VFW 2022 Spring/Summer Fabric of Opera Collection

Dalila ("Samson et Dalila", C. Saint-Saëns) VFW 2022 Spring/Summer Fabric of Opera Collection

Dalila Costume Detail

Dalila Headpiece Detail

Mary Crawford ("Mansfield Park", J. Dove) VFW 2022 Spring/Summer Fabric of Opera Collection

Silva ("Silva", E. Kalman) VFW 2022 Spring/Summer Fabric of Opera Collection

Silva ("Silva", E. Kalman) VFW 2022 Spring/Summer Fabric of Opera Collection

VFW 2022 Spring/Summer The Show

Vancouver Fashion Week 2022 Spring/Summer Fabric of Opera Collection Show

VFW 2022 Spring/Summer With Friends!

Dolce & Belcanto Flower Duet

Gowns "Eine Nacht in Venedig", UBC Opera

D&B Carmens and Toreador

Peasant Girls in Sarafans "Eugene Onegin", UBC Opera

"Eine Nacht in Venedig" Gown Detail

Lead's Gown "Eine Nacht in Venedig" and "La Cenerentola", UBC Opera

Duke's Outfit "Eine Nacht in Venedig"

Dolce & Belcanto at Vancouver Opera Festival With legendary Canadian mezzo-soprano Judith Forst

UBC Opera

Reconstructed gown "Eine Nacht in Venedig" UBC Opera

Capes "Eine Nacht in Venedig" and "La Cenerentola", UBC Opera

Gown "Eine Nacht in Venedig", UBC Opera

Crowns "Midsummer Night's Dream" UBC Opera

Various Costumes "Eugene Onegin" UBC Opera

Peasant Girl in Sarafan "Eugene Onegin"UBC Opera

"Silva" Concert Gown

Teaser hats "Mansfield Park" UBC Opera

Teaser hats "Mansfield Park" UBC Opera

Mary Crawford Costume Detail "Mansfield Park"

Mary Crawford Costume Detail "Mansfield Park"