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myStory: Yelena Kurdina

Yelena Kurdina's story posted on December 29, 2010 at 5:27 pm. Yelena emigrated from St. Petersburg, Russia to St. Louis, United States in 1980

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Yelena Kurdina is among the most sought after collaborators in the opera world today. She has been a specialist in Russian and Slavic repertoire at The Metropolitan Opera for over a decade, and was Placido Domingo's private coach for his preparation of Ghermann in Tchaikovsky's 'Queen of Spades.' Here she tells the story of her immigration to the United States from Russia and the evolution of her musical career. This interview is part of HIAS' myStory project (