Voice Type: soprano
Role(s) in this year's festival:
Pamina: The Arctic Flute
How are you preparing for NUOVA’s program?
- I am delighted to be playing Pamina in NUOVA's production of The Magic Flute. In preparation for the role, I am listening to the gorgeous music (!!), researching past interpretations, making choices about this beautiful character, and coaching it with my teachers at the University of Manitoba. I am also of course, sleeping. I hear there may not be a lot of time to do that.
What attracts you to NUOVA’s programs? Why this year?
- I’ve chosen NUOVA this year for its staff, high production level, and for the intense learning environment. I’m looking forward to meeting like-minded, talented young people from around the country, and I’m excited for full days of rehearsal in a fast-paced learning environment Also obviously to see if the West Edmonton Mall lives up to my 5 year old self’s memory of it. It was REALLY fun when I was 5. We’ll see.
Having just completed her BMus. in Vocal performance at the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba, Elena is a student of acclaimed coloratura, Tracy Dahl. She is thrilled to be playing the role of Pamina in Mozart's The Magic Flute in NUOVA's 2018 Season. As an emerging crossover artist, Elena’s recent credits include, The Stock (Wpg Fringe Festival), Ruddigore (Gibert and Sullivan Society), The Hollow (RMTC MasterPlaywright’s Festival), Ring of Fire (Rainbow Stage), The Magic Flute (MB Underground Opera), The Rocky Horror Show (Wasteland Productions). Catch her later this coming August in Rainbow Stage's Beauty and the Beast. Send love and thanks to her wonderful family and friends back home in Winnipeg for all of their ongoing support. Mad love especially to Mom, Dad, Zander, Tracy and Ziggy. Enjoy the show!