Eleonora Vindau (Russian: Элеонора Виндау) (born 19 August 1986) is a Ukrainian soprano opera singer. She sang the role of Dunyasha in the world premiere of Alexander Smelkov's opera The Station Master, staged at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre in 2011 and is a laureate of IV All-Russian Nadezhda Obukhova Young Opera Singers' Competition (Lipetsk, 2008) and the VIII International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers' Competition (St Petersburg, 2008)
Life and career
Vindau was born in Kiev and graduated from the National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music of Ukraine in 2009. Since 2007, she has been a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers and has toured with the Mariinsky Opera where her repertoire includes:
- Xenia in Boris Godunov
- Brigitta in Iolanta
- Dunyasha in The Station Master
- Zerlina in Don Giovanni
- Countess Almaviva and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro
- Despina in Così fan tutte
- Papagena Die Zauberflöte
- Pedro in Don Quichotte
- Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos
- Soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah
Internationally, she has sung Birgitta in Iolanta at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona (2013) and the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse (2010). In 2011 she sang Lauretta in Betrothal in a Monastery at the Opéra-Comique in Paris and the Théâtre du Capitole.
Vindau is married to the Ukrainian baritone, Andrei Bondarenko.