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Award winning and versatile soprano, Elena Xanthoudakis is an expressive performer whose enthusiastic reviews speak of her captivating and engaging performances.
In 2016, Elena sang the title role in Donizetti's Pia di Tolomei (English Touring Opera) and debuted as Donna Anna/Don Giovanni (Winslow Hall Opera). She appears as Anna Bolena (Melbourne Opera), and will perform Pamina in New York City in 2017.
Recent highlights include: Nino Rotas’ Mysterium with the Verdi Orchestra (Milan), a Maria Callas Gala Tribute for both the Greek National Opera and the al-Bustian festival (Lebanon). She debuted as Violetta/La Traviata for Winslow Hall, as Giulietta/ I Capuletti e i Montecchi for the Greek National Opera and the title role in Maria Stuarda (Melbourne Opera).
Roles include: Pamina/Die Zauberflote and Miss Schlesen/Satyagraha (English National Opera and Opera de Quebec), Lisa and Amina/ La Sonnambula and Frasquita/Carmen (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); Gilda/Rigoletto (Opera Queensland), the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor (Opera de Quebec and Winslow Hall), Clorinda/La Cenerentola (Glyndebourne), First Niece/Peter Grimes for Accademia di Santa Cecilia (Rome); Jemmy/Guillaume Tell (BBC Proms) with Pappano, Adina/L’elisir d’amore (Scottish and Victorian Opera), Euridice and Genio L’anima del Filosofo (Pinchgut Opera). She covered Gilda/Rigoletto and Countess Adele/Comte Ory for The Metropolitan Opera, NY.
Elena has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber and Royal Scottish National Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria, Sydney Philharmonia, Tasmanian Symphony, Melbourne Musicians, St Petersburg Camerata, Orchestra de Quebec, British Music Festival, Melbourne Symphony, TrioKROMA, Oxford Philharmusica, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Krakow and Poznan Filharmonia Orchestras, Mozarteum Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Elena has won over 80 first prizes in Competition and Eisteddfodau across Australia.
International prizes include the Tait Memorial Trust Vocal Prize, the ‘Maria Callas International Grand Prix’ (Oratorio/ Lied), the International Mozart Competition in Salzburg. Elena is a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Artist.
Elena’s many recordings can be sourced at: http://elenaxan.com/recordings/