Elena Galván returns in the 2019-20 season as a member of the resident company, appearing as Adele (Strauss’s Die Fledermaus), and Gretel (Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel). Ms. Galván made her company debut in the 2017-18 season, appearing as Lisette in Puccini’s La rondine. Recent engagements for Ms. Galván include a return to the main-stage of Florida Grand Opera in 2019 as Susanna in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, and her role debut of Blondchen in Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio with Livermore Valley Opera. On the concert stage, she joined First Coast Opera for a Bernstein Celebration concert and performed Händel’s Messiah with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, the Arts at Grace Series, and the Binghamton Downtown Singers. Performances in 2017-18 featured her in Out of the Box Opera in Minneapolis to sing in their “Diva Cage Match” concert and First Coast Opera to perform Kay in The Stranger’s Tale by Curtis Tucker.
During the 2016-17 season, Ms. Galván was a Young Artist at Florida Grand Opera where she performed the roles of Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen and Oscar in Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera. Other engagements included the world premiere performance of A Cuban in Vermont – the orchestrated song cycle by Jorge Martin, in her debut with Nu Deco Ensemble, and the role of Konstanze in Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio with Opera Ithaca.
During the 2015-2016 season, Ms. Galván performed the roles of Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale with Florida Grand Opera, and Yvette in The Passenger. Also in 2015, she joined Kentucky Opera as a Studio Artist to perform Susanna in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.
Awards received include Second Place in the Lois Alba Aria Competition in Houston, TX in 2014 and an Encouragement Award from the Los Angeles District and in the San Francisco Districts of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2013 and 2011.
She holds degrees from Ithaca College and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM).
Please visit Ms. Galván’s website for additional information.