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Elena Perroni




Mimi, La Boheme, Opera in the Park , West Australian Opera 

“…Perroni, in her first Australian professional engagement, sang with a focused, pearly soprano that had fragility but bloomed wonderfully when required”.
Rosalind Appleby, Opera Magazine, May 2018 

“…As Mimi, she did not disappoint, her soprano so full and flexible, yet so capable of expressing fragility and mortality with incongruity”.
William Yeoman, The West Australian,  5 February 2018 

Magda, La Rondine, Curtis Opera Theatre
“The cast was consistently appealing and vocally capable…with Elena Perroni making sense of the central role of Magda, both vocally and theatrically.”

Susanna, Le Nozzze di Figaaro, Curtis Opera Theatre
“Elena Perroni, equally gifted vocally, was an utterly adorable Susanna”
Seen and Heard International, 2016

Anne Truelove, The Rake’s Progress, Curtis Opera Theatre
“Soprano Elena Perroni was particularly strong as Anne Truelove, with all of that charachers vulnerabilities and underlying strength playing out in subtle ways vocally.”
Philadelphia Inquirer 2015

Elena Perroni is a recent graduate of the world renowned Curtis Institute of Music, where she has performed many leading roles, including Adina (L'elisir d'Amore), Manon (Manon, Massenet), Anne Truelove (The Rake's Progress), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), and Magda (La Rondine). She has also performed the leading roles of Mimi (La Boheme) and Gilda (Rigoletto) at the Chautauqua Music Festival. 

Elena made her professional opera debut with Opera Philadelphia, singing the role of Doris Parker in Charlie Parker's Yardbird (Schnyder), at the legendary Apollo Theatre in New York City.  She then reprised the role at English National Opera, in the summer of 2017 and in 2018 she debuted as Mimi  with the West Australian Opera. 

Elena began 2019 with a return to West Australian Opera as Violetta (a role debut) in La Traviata and will soon return to the Philadelphia Orchestra to perform Berlioz “Les Nuits D’Ete”.

As well as attracting attention as a leading lady on the opera stage, Elena is also making a name for herself in the concert hall.  In 2017 she made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra singing selections from Rusalka and West Side Story in concert. She has performed Mimi with Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, as well as Maria (West Side Story), with the Reno Philharmonic. In 2018 she returned to the Philadelphia Orchestra as Tatyana in Eugene Onegin in concert, and also made her Carnegie Hall debut in the Gerda Lissner Competition Winners Concert with the New York City Opera Orchestra.

In 2018, Elena placed third in the International Gerda Lissner Vocal Competition. As a New York regional winner, she placed fifth in the Loren L. Zachary competition. She was also a Philadelphia regional winner of the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition. Upon graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music, Elena was awarded the Festorazzi Scholarship for most promising voice student. 

Elena Perroni is managed by Graham Pushee: graham@artsmanagement.com.au 
March 2019
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