Graduated from the Gnessins Academy of Music in 1996 (Associate Professor Oleinichenko’s class).
In 1994, when a third-year student the singer made her debut at the Novaya Opera as Lucrezia in Verdi's I due Foscari. Elvira has also taken part in the theatre’s concerts, performing arias from the classical opera repertoire, romances by Russian and foreign composers. In 1999, Elvira Khokhlova took part in the Novaya Opera’s recording of Mozart’s Requiem. Figuring prominently in the singer’s repertoire are cantatas and oratorios.
Elvira collaborates with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Polyansky’s State Academic Symphony Choir of Russia, and Yuri Bashmet’s Novaya Rossia State Symphony Orchestra.
The singer tours extensively in Russia and other countries. Among her Russian projects are Mussorgsky’s The Fair at Sorochyntsi (Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, 2002),Rimsky-Korsakov’s Christmas Eve (Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, 2007),Strauss’ Die Fledermaus (the Moscow International House of Music, 2008),Rossini’s Stabat Mater (Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, 2007, conductor Pablo Colino, conductor Maksim Feotov, 2008, conductor Yuri Bashmet).
She participated in many opera productions abroad, such as Iolanta (the Monte Carlo Theatre, 2001 and Tokyo, 2005), Norma, Pagliacci, Lucia di Lammermoor (Germany, Ulm and Düsseldorf, 2003–2006), Rigoletto (the 2nd Opera Festival in La Palma, Spain, 2005),and others.
Awards and Honours:
- Honoured Artist of Russia
- Prize-winner of For Devoted Service to Opera Art Award by the Evgeny Kolobov Foundation
Roles performed at the Novaya Opera:
Lyudmila in Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila
Tamara in Rubinstein's The Demon
Clorinda in Rossini's La Cenerentola
Elsa in Wagner's Lohengrin
Gilda in Verdi's Rigoletto
Giselda in Verdi's I Lombardi alla prima crociata
Lucrezia in Verdi's I due Foscari
Mary Stuart in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda
Nedda in Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci
Norma in Bellini's Norma
Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte
Rosalinde in Strauss' Die Fledermaus
Ksenia in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov
Antonida in Glinka's A Life for the Tsar
Dorothy Burk, Dido in Michael Nyman and Henry Purcell's DIDO
Soprano in Orff's Carmina Burana
Agnès Sorel in Tchaikovsky’s The Maid of Orleans (in concert)
Giselda in Verdi's I Lombardi alla prima crocciata (in concert)
Giovanna in Verdi's Giovanna d'Arco (in concert)
Wood-sprite in Dvorak's Rusalka (in concert)
Fleana in Leoncavallo's Zingari
Soprano part in the Bellini production, Verdi’s Requiem, Webber's Requiem
Parts in the productions: Tribute to Evgeny Kolobov, Maria Callas(musical offering), Ten Sopranos (gala concert),Johann Strauss, the Waltz King (gala concert),Bravissimo! (opera mix), Rossini (musical divertissement), This is Opera! (dramatized performance),O Mozart! Mozart…(Requiem)