Stella Motina is born in Lugansk in the Ukraine, she received in her childhood her first singing lessons. This was followed by her professional training at the famous Gnessin College and Academy in Moscow, where she graduated from in 2011 with honors. The young soprano showed already early her passion for singing. At the age of just 23 years she was finalist of the "Concorso Internatzionale di Canto Maria Caniglia" in Italy and awarded with a scholarship to sing the role of Despina in Mozart's Così fan tutte at the Teatro Comunale in Sulmona (Italy). Her further course of studies led her to the University of Music, Drama and Media Hanover.
Her first guest engagement brought her in 2011 to the Hildesheim Opera for the role of Musetta in Puccini's La Bohème. From 2012 to 2015 she belonged to the ensemble of the Hannover State Opera, where she sang in main and title roles of contemporary operas, as Frasquita in Bizet's Carmen and Une Planète in Rameau's Castor and Pollux, but also as Tebaldo in Verdi's Don Carlos as well as Sandman and Dewman in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel.
In season 2014 / 2015 Stella Motina gave have her debut at the Theater Luzern in Cantos de Sirena, directed by the famous Catalan theater group “La Fura dels Baus”. She debuted also at the Theater Bremen as Frasquita in Bizet's Carmen under the musical leadership of Markus Poschner and in December 2015 in the same role as well at the Theater Kiel under Rani Calderon.
In April 2016 she gave her stunning debut as Elisabeth in Verdi's Don Carlos at the Staatstheater Cottbus. Shortly after this, in May 2016, she debuted as Tatyana in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin at the Zomeropera Alden Biesen in Belgium under the musical leadership of Enrico Delamboye. Furthermore she gave her debut at the Landestheater Linz as Tatjana in Eugene Onegin in June 2018.
Besides further performances as Elisabeth in Verdi's Don Carlos at the Staatstheater Cottbus in season 2016 / 2017, Stella Motina is returning twice as guest to the Hannover State Opera, for the company's new productions of Hans Werner Henze's The English Cat in the role of Mrs. Gomfit and as Second Daughter in the world premiere of Giorgio Battistelli's contemporary opera Lot.
Since season 2017/18 was young soprano Stella Motina member of ensemble at the Hannover State Opera.Season 2018 / 2019 marks Stella Motina's debut as La Princesse Cunégonde in Offenbach's Le Roi Carotte and as Poppea in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea at the Hannover State Opera. Furthermore she sings the Maria in Bernstein's West Side Story and the First Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
Stella Motina has been a freelance and opera and concert singer since August 2019. Since October 2020 she has been a lecturer for singing at the Junge Musikakademie Hamburg.
In August 2021 the soprano released her first solo album “Dreams of My Soul” together with the label Muslira International Music. The album contains songs by Edvard Grieg and Richard Strauss and symbolizes the singer's desire to convey the versatility of the human soul with the colors of her voice.
In March 2022 Stella Motina debuted at the Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater as First Lady in Mozart's The Magic Flute.
In September 2022, the soprano will continue her collaboration with the internationally renowned Catalan theatre group "La Fura dels Baus" and successfully perform at their major shows in Hamburg.
In season 2023/24 she returned as quest to the Theater Kiel and sings the Maria in the new production of West Side Story and the First Lady in the production of the Magic Flute.
Stella Motina followed in previous years numerous invitations to music festivals, among others to Rimini (Italy, Kaunas (Lithuania) and Perm (Russia). Concert invitations have led her to such prestigious places like the Berlin Philharmonic, where she performed with the Berolina Trio songs and romances by Dmitri Shostakovich.
In December 2023, the soprano will make her debut at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, where she will present songs by Schubert, Schumann, Grieg and Strauss from her album "Dreams of My Soul".
Stella Motina is fluent in German, Russian, English and Italian.