Elena Solovjeva graduated from the I. Repin Leningrad Institute (she studied at Prof. E. Kochergin’s workshop, the theater department). In 1989 she worked at Perm Academic Drama Theatre, from 2000 to 2011 she has been working as a designer at Perm Tchaikovsky Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Elena Solovjeva worked as a designer on more than 80-ty plays, including such works as the opera “Lolita” by R. Shchedrin, “Christos” by A. Rubinstein (staged in Russia for the first time and directed by G. Isaakyan). She co-worked with G. Balanchine and J. Robbins’ choreography foundations on plays like “Serenade”, “Ballet Imperial” (laureate of the National award “The Golden mask” for the best ballet play), “The Four Seasons” by G. Verdi (with choreography by B. Cook). “The Bestiary” by A. Shchetinsky was directed by G. Isaakyan and presented at the “Loccum” festival in Germany. Since 2011 she has been working as a designer at Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.
For Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre Elena Solovjeva designed several plays such as “Tango… Tango… Tango” by A. Piazzolla, “Madam Butterfly” by G. Puccini (set), “The Fallen Woman” by G. Verdi (set), “The Queen of Spades” by P. Tchaikovsky (costumes), “The Fairy of Dolls” by J. Bayer (set), “The Queen of Spades” by P. Tchaikovsky, “Carmen” by G. Bizet (set and costumes). She was also a costume designer for the world premiere of the operetta “Taram-param, ni-na, ni-na, or the housing shortage has soured them” to the music by D. Shostakovich.