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Elena Tutanova born in Balashikha. She graduated from music school accordion.

Barbara graduated Gnesinka, where her teacher was Matvei Osherovsky - directed production of "Threepenny Opera" in Odessa. Later, working in the theater of Lev Leshchenko, she graduated from GITIS as "artist of musical theater." After leaving the theater, Elena began her solo career under the name "Barbara".

From July 1991 to the present day Barbara works in the Federal State Institution of Culture "State theater variety show" Musical Agency. "At the same time this post is the artistic director and CEO of his own production center" barbarians ".

In 2001 the label «NOX Music» singer's debut album "Barbara". The album continued throughout 2000. The author of several songs from the album became Kim Breitburg. Songs like "Barbara", "Butterfly", "On the Verge" and "Fly to the light" rotated on the radio, and popular with listeners.

In summer 2002, Barbara received an offer from the founder of Swedish Cosmo studio Norn Bjorn to record some songs with the Swedish Symphony Orchestra. The first song, recorded in collaboration with the Swedes was the song "It's behind" in the style of modern r'n'b. Record the remaining songs for the future album Varvara decided to continue in Russia.

In late 2002, Barbara spoke at the "Song of the Year-2002" with the song "Od-na", which in the same year, many of the currently broadcast radio stations of the country.

In March 2003, the company «Ars-Records» released a second album, Barbara "Closer." Most of the songs were recorded in the studio of "The Brothers Grimm."

In February 2005, Barbara became a finalist in the National Selection International Contest "Eurovision-2005". In the same year the singer won first place in the online voting of the International Club OGAE, won the right to represent Russia at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the festival "Eurovision" in Denmark.

Since 2006, Barbara actively touring Europe and introduces the work of Europeans with ethnic Russian musical culture.

In 2009, Barbara participates Festival of Russian culture in London with his new program "Dreams."

March 2nd, 2011 at the Maly Theatre, the premiere show of the performance Barbara called "Origins." The idea of ​​creating a show-performance of "Origins" was the husband of singer Barbara, Michael Susov. Special guests of the performances was the "Pipe Band of Moscow" and the ensemble "Chukotka". During the premiere of "Origins", the musicians of the ensemble "Chukotka" lived in his own tent right on the territory of a country house Barbara.

May 2, 2012 on the air of "Russian radio", the premiere of the new single Barbarians "Fife" on poems by Anna Akhmatova and music Vyacheslav Malezhik. In September, the music channel of the same name was released video shot by director Alexander Filatovich in Kiev. For several months the video attracted more than 1 million views on YouTube.

In July 2013 in Moscow are shooting TV Music Channel One TV project "Universal Artist", which along with other Russian artists participating and Barbara. As a result, actress took the sixth place.

December 9, 2013 on the iTunes website, the release of the fifth studio album of the actress called "Legends of the Fall." Currently, Barbara is preparing to release an instrumental album. In parallel, we are working on a single "wall of misunderstanding", sponsored by Denis Maidan. The premiere of the song is expected to Russian Radio.

February 28th, 2014 at the Moscow concert hall "Meridian" Barbara showed version 2.0 show performance of "Origins." Part of the program is devoted to the presentation of the new album, the singer's "Legends of the Fall." As a special guest in a speech attended an American composer and singer Michael Knight from the US.

In May, the iTunes Store website, the release of the single "The Legend of Barbara».