Born in Milano, Elena graduates with honors and honorable mention at the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan under the guide of Giovanna Canetti and specializes at the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala, also taking part at the productions of Die Zauberflöte, L’Elisir d’Amore as Adina and Gluck’s Armide directed by Maestro Muti.
During the following years she’s regularly invited by important theaters such as: Teatro di San Carlo in Naples in Cimarosa’s Il marito disperato, Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortilèges; Opernhaus in Zürig in Verdi’s Falstaff; Teatro del Maggio Fiorentino in Peer Gynt; Teatro Verdi in Trieste playing Britten’s Peter Grimes and Donizetti’s Rita; Teatro Lirico in Cagliari for Schubert’s Alfonso und Estrella and Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera; Teatro della Maestranza in Seville for Massenet’s Manon; Teatro Comunale di Bologna in Boris Godunov conducted by Daniele Gatti; Teatro alla Scala paying Le Nozze di Figaro; the Salzburg Pentecost Festival in Hasse’s I pellegrini al Sepolcro di Nostro Signore, conducted by Riccardo Muti.
In recent seasons she sings Mimì in La Bohème, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Handel’s Partenope in Ferrara and Modena, Orlando Paladino at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, La Bohème in Liege, Midsummer night’s dream at La Fenice in Venice and Parma, conducted by Yuri Temirkanov, Peer Gynt at Teatro Filarmonico in Verona and Così fan tutte in Saint-Etienne and Nuremberg.
Particular interesting is the production of Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito (Servilia), which opened the 2010 season of Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, her debut in Violetta in La Traviata first at Teatro Sociale in Como then in Tokyo and Madrid in concert form and New Year’s concert in 2015 at the Teatro Real in Madrid.
Also her concert activity is intense; Mozart’s Requiem, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mozart’s Konzertarien in Jerusalem and Graz, Mozart’s Messa dell’Incoronazione, Mahler’s IV Symphony in Trieste, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Bach’s Magnificat and Beethoven’s Missa solemnis in Malaga, Milan and at the Teatro Regio di Parma.
She has been directed by important conductors including: Gerd Albrecht, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Giovanni Antonini, Aldo Ceccato, Dantone, Daniele Gatti, Djasung Kakhidze, Riccardo Muti, Jeffey Tate, Nello Santi, Robin Ticciati, and Massimo Zanetti.
Among her recent engagements: Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi) in Bari conducted by Roberto Abbado, La Traviata at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, her debut at Opera di Firenze in Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi) and again Fiordiligi at Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.