Elena Xanthoudakis holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) and a Graduate Diploma of Opera from the Victorian College of the Arts and a Master of Music from the University of Melbourne. On scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, she received her MMus with distinction. Elena also studied at the Maggio Musicale (Florence).
Elena has won over 80 first prizes in competitions and Eisteddfodau including wining the ‘Maria Callas International Grand Prix’ (Oratorio-Lied), ‘Salzburg International Mozart Competition’, ‘Adam Didur Opera Singers’ Competition’, Australian National Liederfest, ‘Performing Australian Music Competition’, London and she was a laureate in Placido Domingo’s ‘Operalia’. She is a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Artist.
Elena’s concert engagements have ranged from Bach Cantatas to Orff’s Carmina Burana and she has also sung with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, St Petersburg Camerata, Krakow and Poznan Filharmonia Orchestras. In concert and recital, Elena has performed in Tokyo, Hong-Kong, Wiesbaden, St Petersburg, Montreal, Quebec-City, Salt-Lake City and throughout Australia, UK, Ireland, Poland and Italy.
Elena has sung for such companies as the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opera North (Leeds), Opera du Quebec, Opera National du Rhin (Strasbourg) Maggio Musicale (Florence), Victorian Opera (Melbourne), Pinchgut Opera (Sydney) and BBC Proms.
Operatic roles include: Lucia Lucia di Lammermoor, Adina L’élisir d’amore, Amina and Lisa La Sonnambula, Matilde Matilde di Shabran, Jemmy Guillaume Tell, Clorinda La Cenerentola, Contessa di Folleville Il viaggio a Reims, Blonde Seraglio, Pamina The Magic Flute, Euridice & Genio L’anima del Filosofo, Leila The Pearl Fishers, Anne Truelove The Rake’s Progress, Frasquita Carmen, Krista The Makropulos Case, Xenia Boris Godunov, Dido Dido and Aeneas, Miss Schlesen Satyagraha.
Elena’s CD recordings include: Jemmy Guillaume Tell (Accademia di Santa Cecilia – EMI), Euridice & Genio L’anima del filosofo (Pinchgut Live), Krista The Makropulos Case (ENO - Chandos), Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra - ABC Classics). DVD: Frasquita Carmen (ROH 2007 & 2011 in 3D)
Artist's website: www.elenaxan.com
Performing as TrioKROMA
TrioKROMA was formed to give a voice to the charming Romantic repertoire written for piano, voice and clarinet. Performing works ranging from Schubert's popular iconic masterpiece 'Shepherd on the Rock' to exposing lost gems by composers such as Lachner, Spaeth, Proch, Lindtpaintner and Kalliwoda - TrioKROMA performs a delightful selection of works from Art Song through to the Salon and Chamber Music of the German Romantic tradition.
The winning combination of voice, clarinet and piano delighted intimate gatherings and inspired many lovely works… Australian Soprano, Elena Xanthoudakis is joined by clarinettist Jason Xanthoudakis and pianist Clemens Leske.