Elena Xanthoudakis holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours and Graduate Diploma of Opera from the Victorian College of the Arts and a Master of Music degree from the University of Melbourne. On scholarship at the GSMD, London, she received her MMus with distinction in 2005. Elena also studied as part of a young artist programme at the Maggio Musicale (Florence) and at ENO.

Elena Xanthoudakis and TrioKROMA

Elena won first prizes in the Maria Callas International Grand Prix 2003 (Oratorio- Lied), Salzburg International Mozart Competition 2006, Adam Didur Opera Singers’ Competition 2008 and placed 3rd in Jeunesse Musicales – Voix Competition in Montreal and Placido Domingo’s ‘Operalia’ 2008. She is a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Artist.

Elena’s concert engagements include Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle(Montreal) and Stabat Mater, Bach’s Missa Brevis, B Minor Mass, St.John Passion, St.Matthew Passion, Christmas Oratorio & several cantatas, Fauré Requiem, Handel Messiah and Jeptha, Mozart Requiem and Vivaldi and Poulenc’s Gloria, touring a programme of Mozart arias with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate (St Petersburg Camerata) and performing Mozart Concert Arias at Salzburg’s prestigious ‘Mozart Woche’. She has also sung with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age Of Enlightenment, St Petersburg Camerata, Krakow and Poznan Philharmonia Orchestras.

In concert and recital, Elena has performed in Tokyo, Hong-Kong, Wiesbaden, Montreal, Quebec-City, Salt-Lake City and throughout Australia, UK, Ireland, and Italy. Elena also sang in concert performances as Jemmy Guillaume Tell at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome 2010, 2013 and at the BBC Proms 2011.

Operatic roles: Lisa and Amina La Sonnambula, Frasquita Carmen, Matilde (cover) Matilde di Shabran, Clorinda La Cenerentola. (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); Kristina The Makropulos Case, Miss Schlesen Satyagraha, Pamina Magic Flute, Frasquita (ENO); Lucia Lucia di Lammermoor (Opéra de Québec), Adina L’elisir d’amore (Scottish Opera; Victorian Opera); Blonde Seraglio (Opera North), Xenia Boris Godunov (Strasbourg); Contessa di Folleville Il viaggio a Reims (Maggio Musicale, Florence), Euridice & Genio L’anima del Filosofo (Pinchgut – Sydney) Other roles include Leila The Pearl Fishers, Dido Dido and Aeneas, Anne Truelove The Rake’s Progress, Donna Anna Don Giovanni, Ismene Mitridate, Constance Carmelites and Dalinda Ariodante.

Recordings include: Frasquita Carmen (ROH – Decca DVD and ROH – 3D Real D cinema and DVD release), Krista The Makropulos Case (ENO – Chandos CD), Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra – ABC Classics CD), Jemmy Guillaume Tell (Accademia di Santa Cecilia – EMI CD), Euridice & Genio L’anima del filosofo (Pinchgut Live CD), TrioKROMA ‘The Shepherd and the Mermaid’ (Move), Jewels of the Bel Canto (Signum Records) and The Captive Nightingale (Signum Records)