Interview

Where do I come from
Tbilisi, the capital city of Georgia.
Why do I sing?
When I sing, I feel my whole being, my soul. Singing makes my life colorful and often brings me to laughter or to tears. Through music, I travel to different worlds, and singers travel in their lives a lot anyway. Therefore, one is always standing on a different stage with a different audience. Because of this, one has the possibility to share emotions and notes with different people.
And what do I like apart from singing?
I like spending intensive time and interesting moments with people who are dear to me. Hiking, camping, reading books, or just taking my bike off in search of tiny adventures.
My own personal musical highlight?
Singing the title role of Paul Hindemith’s “Sancta Susanna” in my stage exam at the University of the Arts Berlin.
My motto?
Enjoy what you have now, and be happy that not all of your dreams have been fulfilled yet.

Biography

The soprano Elene Khonelidze was born in Tbilissi/ Georgia. She went to the Music College in her hometown and studied for three years at the State Conservatory.
In 2013 she switched to the Universität der Künste (University of the Arts) in Berlin. There, she studied in the voice class of KS Prof. Julie Kaufmann and graduated in her Bachelor degree of music in 2017.
She performed at multitudinous concerts and music projects at the University (UDK), also in „Crossover“- performances together with the music theater department.
She is an awardee of the georgian ministry of education and science, the Paul-Hindemith Society in Berlin and the Ad Infinitum Foundation of the DAAD.
She joined masterclasses with Anita Rachvelischvili and Prof. Snežana Stamenković.
Since winter semester 2017, Elene Khonelidze is completing her master degree in opera performance at the Theaterakademie August Everding in Munich/ Germany in the voice class of KS Prof. Christiane Iven.
Since then, she performed as Prinzessin (Princess) in „Der Teufel mit den drei goldenen Haaren“ (The devil with the three golden hair) by Stefan Hanke, as well as in a production of „Happy Birthday, Lenny“ at the Theaterakademie August Everding.